March 29, 2011

March 27, 2011 The first charter of the season Today was the first official charter of the 2011 season! Â Captain Mike Kramer along with naturalists Colleen, Laura, and Mike took 22 brave passengers out in the cool temperatures and overcast skies. The group arrived from Seattle in style on the...Read more

July 28, 2010

Gratitude

The afternoon reports were in. There were ten to fifteen orca whales spotted near Stuart Island. We traveled north and encountered the orcas near Turn Point. Turn Point is the very northwest piece of continental land in the United States! Captain Mike slowed the boat as we approached the misty...Read more

June 16, 2010

Sunset Safari

What better way to end a busy day shopping in Friday Harbor than on the calm waters of the Salish Sea? Surrounded by marine wildlife in every direction, this evening's sunset tour was quiet the safari! The adventure started with the misty blows of orca whales off Spieden Island. As we approached...Read more

May 22, 2010

Hump Day

It was whales again today, but this time it was two humpbacks along the west side of San Juan Island. That makes three different whale species in two days spotted here in the San Juan Islands! Wow, what a cool place. It is exceptionally cool when you think about the fact that humpbacks are rare...Read more

April 3, 2010

And Away We Go...

Can you believe it? Winter is gone and we are back on the water again! Hello all, it is me, your intrepid marine naturalist here to guide you, teach you, entertain you and celebrate with you all things orca and wildlife. It was a wet but mild winter and now we have graduated to a cool blustery...Read more

September 11, 2009

Here Comes The Sun Again

After what appeared to be the start of fall and winter, we are now back to the September weather that we are all so fond of. September really is the best month to see the islands and today was a perfect example of that. I welcomed a lovely group of guests onto the M/V Kittiwake this afternoon and...Read more

July 31, 2009

Turning Points

It was an evening to behold and luckily we were there. Most, if not all, of L Pod passed by the MV Sea Lion tonight and with the number of animals that we saw there must have been some of K Pod as well. Capt. Nancy caught us up with the whale watch fleet just south of Turn Point on Stuart Island...Read more

July 16, 2009

Peaceful Wanderings

As the orcas sought food and adventure in the waters of the pacific, so we sought peace and relaxation amongst the islands. We were without whales today, but our guests did not suffer for it. Capt. Nancy took the MV Sea Lion, guest naturalist Russell and me on a beautiful wildlife cruise under warm...Read more

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