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July 8, 2010

The Owner Takes An Afternoon Off

Naturalist Sallly with Whale Watching Guests aboard MV Sea Lion SuperPod. That got my attention. I got into gear and called staffer Ellie to see if she would watch the office. I am out of here! Needlesstosay, I had a wonderful three hour mini vacation on my own boat with an unbeatable crew. Here...Read more

July 7, 2010


This morning I awoke to my phone ringing at 9am. It was the Interpretive Specialist at Lime Kiln State Park- a superpod was right off of Lime Kiln. Last night, on the way home from our sunset tour, Captain Craig predicted we would have a superpod because he heard from the Canadians that 50 orcas...Read more

July 5, 2010

The Nursery

The day after fourth of July, all was sunny. There were reports of orcas at Point Roberts, just south of the northern border that we share with Canada. It would take us an hour and a half to get there, so you can imagine our relief when we received word of a pod closer- at East Point on Saturna...Read more

July 4, 2010

4th of July Excitement

There is certainly a lot of excitement on the water today, from a variety of boats and yachts to BBQs on the shore, but most importantly..the orcas whales! We headed to the west side of San Juan Island today to oo and awe in the presence of our resident J-pod orcas. We spotted the orcas off every...Read more

July 3, 2010


What a great start to the holiday weekend with this beautiful day! We traveled north to meet the whales traveling down the west side of San Juan Island. The nice weather and holiday brought out many boaters who were also excited to observe the Orcas. The Orcas are an endangered species so there are...Read more

July 2, 2010

The Power of Porpoising

We met up with members of the Southern Resident Orca Community off the south end of Lopez Island today. I was immediately able to identify Raggedy (or K40). She is easily identifiable because of her "raggedy" dorsal fin. The orcas appeared to be fishing. They were very spread out, traveling in no...Read more

July 1, 2010

Calm day

Even though the day started out with some drizzle and clouds it wound up being another glassy calm day on the water. Fortunately the drizzle stopped shortly after we left the dock and we made our way over to the west side of San Juan Island where the Orcas were reported to be. We traveled south...Read more

July 1, 2010

Rounding the point

The water looked like glass tonight as we headed out of Friday Harbor in search of the Orcas. Earlier on the afternoon trip we observed K pod just outside of Cattle pass slowly traveling north on the west side of San Juan Island but this evening there were new reports of whales even closer by. We...Read more