August 10, 2011

Do We Go The Extra Mile to See Whales? You Bet!!

Whales Map August 9. 2011 Sunset Tour by Victoria BC Occasionaly our resident orca whales take a day or two sabbatical and go out to the Pacific, likely to survey the trend of salmon coming in (no one really knows why). Yesterday, boats from Victoria reported the whales were returning and had...Read more

August 5, 2011

Canada or bust!

We went international to observe a pod rumored to be around the Golf Islands of Canada. Shortly after crossing the international boarder and entering the Swanson Channel we saw a group of around fifteen lively orcas. The surface around them was turning with activity as Mickey Mouse ear pectoral...Read more

July 28, 2011


The black dorsals of J and K pod broke the chop of Haro Straight as we made our way towards Victoria. We then allowed the strong current that had worked against us to now be in our favor as it pushed us towards the west coast of San Juan Island, drifting beside the orcas. We saw Deadhead (K-27),...Read more

July 27, 2011

Sunset - The Lighting Is Magical

L Orca off South West End of San Juan Island Sunset Whale Watch Tour Last evening I got out from behind the computer and went on the 5:30 whale watching tour. It is the "lighting". I just love it around 7:00 pm when eveyone's faces are warm from the sunlight. The Madrone trees seem firey and the...Read more

July 18, 2011

Herb Rides Again

Herb has been out with San Juan Safaris for years now and on so many trips that he is an "honorary staffer". Along with knowing a lot about whales, and I am talking Hawaii to Massacusetts, he has a great eye. He has been very generous this year and in the past sharing all his photos. Here are just...Read more