July 27, 2014

Sunny Sunday with WHALES!

Today Captain Mike, Aimee and I started the day off with a lively charter out of Roche Harbor! We brought the M/V Sea Lion up from Friday Harbor to pick up a wonderful group. After a couple of days of no killer whales, it was awesome to see the Residents back in the Salish Sea. Oftentimes guests...Read more

July 27, 2014

Residents in the Strait of Juan De Fuca!

This evening we headed out towards Victoria to see some reported resident orcas in the area. We headed out and saw some harbor seals as well as a bald eagle in Cattle Pass. We headed around the South side of San Juan Island. We came upon the resident orcas near Victoria where we saw part of K pod!...Read more

July 25, 2014

Humpback Party!

This evening we left Friday Harbor with reports of humpbacks down by Victoria. We headed down San Juan Channel into the Strait of Juan De Fuca. On the way out we saw some harbor seals as well as some cormorants. Cormorants are a diving species of bird that we see in this area. They actually have...Read more

July 18, 2014

Wonderful Day On the Water!

Today we left Friday Harbor and headed South toward Cattle Point. On the way to the area where the whale reports were we spotted some harbor seals with their pups and a bald eagle. We went through Cattle Pass and headed East to the southern side of Lopez Island. Once we got to Iceberg Island we...Read more

July 7, 2014

Happy Whales!

Howdy from a very sunny and warm Friday Harbor! This afternoon we had an awesome trip out on the Salish Sea. We left the harbor and immediately had a bald eagle fly over our boat, and a little while later we had an eagle fishing right off the bow! Eagles cannot retract their talons once they have...Read more

April 24, 2014

Orca Hide and Seek

What an amazing trip we had today! We left our dock today in Friday Harbor without any whale reports once again, so Captain Mike and I decided we were going to head north to see what we could find in that region. We were looking for transient killer whales; this kind of killer whale hunts marine...Read more

April 21, 2014

In Search of Orcas

We left our Friday Harbor location Sunday with strong winds, a little bit of rain, and choppy water. Still, our spirits were high in hopes of finding killer whales in the Salish Sea even though we didn't have a confirmed killer whale sighting that day. We headed north in search of Transient killer...Read more

April 19, 2014

Transient Orcas in Canada

With impending rain, Captain Mike steered the M/V Sea Lion north with Naturalists Heather and Emily, and guests in tow. The goal: transient killer whales off North Pender Island in Canada. A little Northwest rain did not dampen any spirits on board and before we knew it we were rewarded with great...Read more