Killer Whales

April 13, 2017

Killer Whales Battle With Lion

Can I take just a moment to brag? This morning, when Captain Mike was likely still in his orca print onesie dodging dreamtime flotsam, I was watching orcas from the deck of a Washington state ferry. Between all of the naturalists, captains, and their associates, there are a lot of eyes on the water...Read more

August 4, 2016

Saturna or Bust

What an adventure of a day out on Seahawk! We traversed waters that we don't typically get to venture out in, all due to beautiful weather conditions and exciting whale reports! On our morning trip, we ventured north and had the chance to view some harbor seals (our adorable little rock sausages as...Read more

June 26, 2016

Flirty Whales Flaunt their Tails in Boundary Pass

It’s been an excellent year for Transient Killer Whales so far, and today was no exception! Recently there’s been a number of family groups hanging around the San Juan Islands, and we’ve been venturing up to Boundary Pass almost on the daily. Today we left the dock with similar reports and started...Read more

August 21, 2015

Orcas' Last Gleaming - August 20

There are stories surrounding orcas that say if we visit them in their natural realm, the sea, we'll see them as humans since they will be home and we will be the visitor. I don't know what that means the human will then look like, but I like to think of humans with permanently grinning orca faces...Read more

July 31, 2015

The J way

Today was another typical summer Friday in Friday Harbor - sunny skies, cool breezes, and smooth waters. Capt. Mike, Brendan, and I headed north! to see if we could meet up with our Southern Resident Killer Whales heading south from Canada. We sailed through some beautiful waters and stopped to...Read more

July 7, 2015

Breaching orcas and a baby Bald Eagle

For the past few days, we've been meeting up with the residents on the west side of SJI, so today, when we had a report for Boundary Pass, we were excited to be able to switch things up. So, we left Friday Harbor and headed North. We met up with the K13s just between Saturna and South Pender Island...Read more

May 29, 2015

Humpback in Canada

Today we left Friday Harbor with a report of a humpback near East Point. On our way to the humpback whale we spotted a Stellar sea lion feeding in San Juan Channel. We then headed through President channel towards the humpback which was slowly heading North towards Vancouver. We got a little North...Read more

May 22, 2015

Orcas at East Point

Today Captain Mike left the dock with rumors of Orcas from J pod near Saturna Island. As we made our way north out of Friday Harbor, we had calm water and awesome views of bald eagles, harbor seals and even a few harbor porpoise. After cruising in gorgeous weather with views of the San Juan Islands...Read more

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