August 10, 2013

We Saw It All Today!

Kittywake departed from our Friday Harbor location today as the sun was still high. This morning was pretty foggy so we were all happy that the weather took a turn for the best! We had calm waters, little wind, and clear skies for our afternoon whale watch.

We headed out through the San Juan Channel, into Cattle Pass and onto the West side of San Juan Island, just south of Lime Kiln Lighthouse. We caught up with our L-Pod members, Mystery and Wave Walker! They were foraging and having a great time tail slapping as they went along! Our guests were very happy to see them, for most, it was their first time ever seeing Orcas.

As we headed back, we were fortunate enough to see a Minke Whale, Harbor Seals, Harbor Porpoise, and even a Seller Sea Lion. As our guests put it, 'was there anything we didn't see today'?! I love days like this where we see such a wide variety of wildlife.

Heather, Naturalist, M/V Kittywake
San Juan Safaris