August 12, 2012

Word Travels Fast in the San Juan Islands...

By the time we reached the whales today, near Saturna Island (Canada), people had lined up along the shoreline waiting for their chance to see the Southern Residents. It was six members of Jpod slowly moving north in Boundary Pass headed for the Strait of Georgia (48°45.88N 123°04.69W). In the...Read more

August 7, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fantastic wildlife viewing today! Caught up with Southern Resident Killer Whales off East Point, Saturna Island, BC (48°27.25N, 123°02.35W). Viewed a large group of tightly packed members of J Pod, with J-37 (Hy’Shqa) and new baby tucked in between, moving westerly off Saturna Island at a slow pace...Read more

August 3, 2012

I spy a FLUKE!

We headed north to Canadian waters today; calm waters and warm sun made for a wonderful boat ride. As we approached Saturna Island, we saw the spray…the spray of the humpback whale. We observed this marine mammal feeding in Boundary Pass (48°43.982N, 123°08.698W), and had the opportunity to watch...Read more

June 30, 2012

Granny and Family.

Ten members of J-pod were seen along the eastern side of Saturna Island in Canadian waters today (48°45.2071N, 123°06.9784W). The whales were spread out and traveling north. J2 “Granny”, the 101 year old matriarch, was identified among the group.  Also L87 “Onyx” was seen traveling...Read more

June 14, 2012

Canada, Eh

Word was that killer whales were north and headed north today, so we wasted no time departing from Friday Harbor. Along the way we spotted a few curious harbor seals and some harbor porpoise. Then we weaved in between the beautiful Canadian islands of Saturna and South Pender before heading through...Read more

May 21, 2012

The Resident's are Back!

Today we traveled north into Canadian waters and caught up with about 7 or 8 members of J-Pod just off Point Roberts; coordinates: 48°56.97N, 123°10.25W. As we arrived on the scene the whales were quite spread out allowing guests to look in every direction and see at least one or two. Other than...Read more

May 20, 2012

Rain! What Rain?

Harbor seals were taking advantage of the low tide today and were seen hauled out at a number of locations in the San Juan Islands. We counted 97 Harbor Seals at just one haul-out site along the west side of Waldron Island! One mile northwest of Patos Island Lighthouse we were surrounded by Harbor...Read more

May 18, 2012

What a SEAL of a day!

Motoring out of the harbor a large, male California Sea Lion was conveniently hauled out on the channel buoy providing a great photo opportunity. We then traveled north through the San Juan Channel where we found our first harbor seals of the day on the rocky shores of Jones Island State Park. On...Read more