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

August 23, 2010

L pod returns

It has been a few days since we have seen L pod (or the Southern Residents in general) and we can only assume that means they have gone off in search of food in the Pacific, but today we were in luck! This afternoon reports came in that they were headed towards San Juan Island. As we headed off for...Read more

August 22, 2010

Minkes again!

We saw a minke whale on the west side of Waldron Island today! Although there weren't any reports of orcas, we still managed to see a lot of marine wildlife. We rarely see minke whales this many days in a row. They are solitary travelers and can hold their breathe for long periods. So when they...Read more

August 11, 2010

Whales Last Evening and WHALES This Afternoon

Yesterdays afternoon trip saw a little seen baleen whale - a minke. There are only about 18 minke whales in and around the islands. Our guests got very good looks at this whale in the afternoon both from the MV Sea Lion and the smaller MV Kittiwake. Last evening on the 5;30 tour the resident orca...Read more

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