July 27, 2011

Couldn't Dream of a Better Day!

Today was one of those rare perfect days to be a wildlife watcher. The sun was shining and the water glassy as we made our way south from Friday Harbor. Our first stop was at whale rocks where there were the most wildlife species I’ve ever seen at one time. There were cormorants, gulls, harbor...Read more

July 5, 2011

Steller of a day

We took a long trip north today with reports that there were killer whales hanging around Saturna in Canadian waters. The ride out was beautiful. The sun was shining, there was a clear view of Mt. Baker, and the waters were calm and glassy. What’s even better is that the trip up was totally worth...Read more

June 6, 2011

sunshine and minke whales

Another beautiful day on the water! We headed south through Cattle pass, stopping to take a quick peek and a steller hauled out on the rocks. When we got a little closer we were surprised to see a male California sea lion lounging beside the steller. I have spent a lot of time around CA sea lions...Read more

June 4, 2011

Carnage and Feasting

Northbound from the harbor, we soon found our dead harbor seal with about five bald eagles sharing its carcass off of Sentinel Island. Day three of its destruction and the seal still had some meat on it to feed the local raptors. Onwards around the north end of San Juan Island, we started to see...Read more

May 26, 2011

Transients up North

We headed north with reports of Orca up near Pender Island. By the time we were on the water about 30 minutes the next report came in that the whales were moving steadily north towards active pass. We were committed to finding Orca for our passengers so we continued on. As we reached active pass we...Read more

May 13, 2011


Leaving Friday harbor we had reports of transients around Hein Bank moving southwest. We cruised in to the area of Hein Bank about an hour and a half later and realized that the whales had made some distance towards Port Angeles. Finally the whales came in to site. Our passengers couldn't have been...Read more

May 8, 2011

Charismatic Megafauna!

First things first... Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful mothers out there who raise us to love and appreciate the ocean and all of the amazing things living in it. We left the harbor as if on a sheet of glass. It was calm enough to see a ripple a mile away. We headed north and around...Read more

May 5, 2011

San Juan Circumnavigation!

Another beautiful day. That makes wo in a row! It was calm enough to head south through Cattle Pass and do an entire circumnavigation of San Juan Island. Whale rocks was packed with Steller Seal Lions, Harbor Seals, and Cormorants and as we headed out toward the straight, with the wind at our backs...Read more