May 11, 2012

Hey there Humpback!

Today was amazing! Before the boat even left the slip, we saw a curious little harbor seal poke his head out of the water to check us out. Then, we actually left Friday Harbor and headed north towards Spieden Island where we saw mouflon sheep at the southern point. Along the island there was a...Read more

May 10, 2012

Harbor Day

The name of the game today was Harbor. Harbor Seals and Harbor Porpoises were everywhere in the Salish Sea today. We started by heading north out of Friday Harbor. Our first stop was Spieden Island, where we saw not only mouflon sheep and sika deer, but at least six bald eagles flying over the tree...Read more

July 22, 2011

Milling with Killer Whales

We headed north out of Friday Harbor this afternoon in search of any and all wildlife that lives in or around the Salish Sea. Our first encounter came when we slowed and went across Spieden Island where there was wildlife from the shore line to the sky. First we noticed harbor seals that were...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

June 13, 2010

Sunkissed and Blissed

Another sunny day on the Sea Lion! As we boarded the boat, we received news that orca whales were spotted north near Vancouver. Communicating with the other whale watching vessels helped inform our crew that the whales were actually heading closer to us near Saturna Island. The excitement on the...Read more

May 7, 2010

Hail The Conquering Heroes

Capt. Mike and I saved the day aboard the M/V Sea Lion today. There have been no orca sightings for several days despite all of the companies being out and scouring the watery countryside. We were taking our place amongst them and heading out on a northwest wildlife tour when out of the blue,...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

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