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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

June 29, 2010

Whales and Rainbows

Our San Juan Safari photo contest may have a few new impressive entries because this evening's sunset tour was truly "picture perfect". The sun was low in the sky, illuminating the clouds and creating a soft glow upon the water. Two majestic bald eagles, with 7 foot wingspans, soared above us as we...Read more

June 29, 2010

BP's Mismanagement of Resources

In the San Juan Islands, we are blessed with an abundance of wildlife. We are one of 7 places on Earth with a high population of orcas. Almost every single day for the past two weeks we have seen them off the west side of our very own island, San Juan. The west side of the island is where the land...Read more