April 12, 2014

Tansient Orcas Outside Friday Harbor!

Although the day started out grey, the sunshine quickly took over in the San Juan Islands. Captain Mike lead Naturalist Emily, Naturalist Kevin, and the guests on board the M/V Sea Lion north out of Friday Harbor in the pursuit of orcas. We started the morning with no orca reports, which is common...Read more

September 12, 2013

Orcas Galore in the Salish Sea

With another beautiful day in the San Juans, Captain Mike, Caitlin, and I were thrilled to have great guests on board the boat and positive reports of resident orcas. Captain Mike steered us north toward the south end of Pender Island in Canada. We encountered a group of about 14 orcas consisting...Read more

August 21, 2013

Transient Killer Whale Play Time!

With the sun on our backs, Captain Craig, Naturalist Aimee, and I headed north out of Friday Harbor. Earlier in the morning we had received word of a group of Transient Orcas in the area, and we were eager to catch up to these beautiful animals! We arrived on scene with a trailing group at the...Read more

July 2, 2013

Stellar Sea Lions and L Pod Spotted!!

On our sunset tour today, Captain Mike, our guests, and I got to spend our evening enjoying a subgroup of L Pod right off the west side of San Juan Island. They greeted us right off of Eagle Point and slowly meandered back and forth searching for Chinook Salmon. For the most part they stayed off in...Read more

June 29, 2013

Whales and Lighthouses.

Today, Captain Jim and myself, got to spend our afternoon a little differently since we had a charter on the M/V Kittiwake. This charter was special because we got a great family from Chicago, Illinois, who had an affinity for lighthouses! I got to "wow" them with my endless knowledge of...Read more

August 27, 2012

What a day on the water!!

The weather was perfect: high around 70 degrees, clear blue sky, and very light breeze. The only thing that could make it better would be a day with the Orcas. Did you order up Orcas? Yes, a large order, please! Coming right up. We ran north - through beautifully calm water, enjoying the...Read more