May 17, 2011

Whales and all

There is only one word that could describe today. Epic. The sun was shining and the water was calm. We headed north on a whim, taking the opportunity to cruise the scenic passes between Saturna Island and Pender Island. We ended up slightly north of the Coal Docks and found ourselves amid Orcas...Read more

May 15, 2011

J Pod Vocalizations!

I have to say that some of my best whale days have been gross, rainy days. Today was no exception. We made our way down the east side of San Juan Island and around toward False Bay. It was one of those silent, glassy, flat water days. No seals hauled out, no sea lions on our way south. We passed a...Read more

May 13, 2011

J Pod of the Resident Orca Whales at Active Pass

We headed north past Waldron Island where we stopped to check out some Harbor Seals feeding on a fish. They were tossing it and diving after it. Good start to the day. As we crossed into Canadian waters we could see Steller Sea Lions on the rocks at East Point. We stopped to check them out.Â...Read more

August 30, 2010

Over the river and through the woods..........

Map: Active Pass, Canada Today we ventured to Active Pass in Canada to admire those beautiful black and white creatures known as Orcas. It is not very often we have to travel this far to see them. Thanks to the gorgeous weather, our guests definitely did not mind the boat ride. The longer boat...Read more

August 25, 2010

Watch This Space

Each day as we cruise out of Friday Harbor, with hopes of seeing whales drifting about in our heads, I start the guests of with an introduction to the San Juan Islands and the all the wonders the islands offer. I often mention in this introduction that we as naturalists love questions. Not only do...Read more