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October 1, 2009

With the whale watching season slowing down, Captain Craig and I were racking our brains for boats that may be going out to try and view the orcas . As we were boarding the boat, Captain Craig informed us that while I was gathering the guests he had heard word of Transient orcas off of Victoria...Read more

September 29, 2009

A Sensational Season!

What a season this has been. This is my first year working out on the boats and I love it. I always knew that I would be a good boat person and I am. I have turned into such a wharf rat, it is unbelievable. Even on days that I am not scheduled to be out, that is the only place that I want to be. At...Read more

September 28, 2009

Still seeing Killer Whales!

To sum up yesterday and today's whale watching tours: The Orcas are still here! Yahoo! It's been a fabulous September for viewing our Resident Killer Whales. Yesterday we met members of J & K pod a mile or 2 off of Eagle Point, San Juan Island. They were very spread out with frequent changes in...Read more

September 26, 2009

Autumn Killer Whales!

Just want to make a quick note about our trip today. Another successful day viewing our local resident killer whales! Capt. Bill and I were heading south to meet members of L pod who were reported off the southern side of San Juan Island. We stopped to view a nice group of Harbor Seals basking on a...Read more

September 25, 2009

After a wonderful wildlife-packed (but orca -free) trip north yesterday, I was excited to hear a report the orcas were back in our range when I arrived to the office early this morning. Yet, as the morning progressed and reports continued to be updated, I became a bit nervous that whales might yet...Read more

September 22, 2009

Home Away From Home

It was a long trip today, but well worth it. A small group of guests joined us on the M/V Sea Lion and enjoyed a tour of Orcas Island and the State Marine Parks to the north as we motored to Birch Bay near Blaine, Washington. That is the farthest northeast that either Jaclyn or I have been and it...Read more

September 21, 2009

Hide and Seek

Luckily, we did not have to look too far today, although the orcas were being a bit cagey. Capt. Craig took us out of Friday Harbor at an exaggeratedly slow speed, because the Coast Guard had sent out a radio warning about a submerged house boat that was adrift in San Juan Channel. How something...Read more

September 21, 2009

A parade of Whales!

Yesterday's trip....I just have to blog about this one! It was a warm, sunny September Sunday. The Resident Killer Whales (or Orcas ) were moving south from Rosario Strait around Lopez Island. We came through Cattle Pass and were ahead of the Orcas , so we positioned ourselves offshore of the...Read more