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July 22, 2010

What a wind-rocking, whale watching good time we had today!

Today, although the clouds cooperated and cleared way for the sun to shine upon our faces, the wind decided it would continue to bluster all throughout the day. Ah well, we said, and crashed the M.V. Kittiwake through the waves. Onward to Canada, we sped! The whales had been reported in 4-5 foot...Read more

July 22, 2010

Photos from Judy for the Orca Whale Photo Contest 2010

Big Slap! Wild Tail Slap by Judy Jacques I am submitting three photos that I took the afternoon of July 12th while on the boat "Sea Lion". It was a totally fabulous afternoon, a little choppy, but we saw lots of whale activity. We actually had a whale come under our boat and breach up on the...Read more

July 22, 2010

This Just In - Yesterdays Photos by Herb Hartman

Big Slap! Wild Tail Slap by Herb Hartman Marine Naturalist Ashley by Herb Hartman Marine Naturalist Ashley by Herb Hartman Four Orcas Fishing by Herb Hartman Four Orcas Fishing by Herb Hartman Solo Orca Whale by Herb Hartman Solo Orca Whale by Herb Hartman Three Traveling Orca Whales by Herb...Read more

July 21, 2010

Breathing in Unison

Today we ventured into Canadian waters, heading towards South Pender Island. Our safari began when we spotted a Bald Eagle perched on a rocky outcropping near Spieden Island. As Captain Mike slowed the Kittiwake, we noticed a harbor seal swimming with a small fish in its mouth! The bull kelp...Read more

July 20, 2010

Herb is BACK !

Male Humpback Hawaii Herb Head Lunge Hawaii Herb One Orca Whale with Mountains by Herb Saddle Patch of Orca Whale by Herb Marine Naturalist Lauren of San Juan Safaris by Herb Mature Bald Eagle in Flight by Herb Mature Bald Eagle in a Tree by Herb Sally and Casey Whale Watching Naturalists by Herb...Read more

July 20, 2010

Did you bring your passport?

Well we are all becoming overly familiar with the Canadian waters these days. Reports were in that once again the Orcas were near the coal docks but it was music to our ears to hear they were at least headed south our direction. It was a beautiful day for a boat ride so we didn't mind the extra...Read more

July 19, 2010

Majestic Mammals

Sunday, July 18th, 2010 was an evening to remember. The crew aboard the M/V Sea Lion never thought they would be so deeply touched in the presence of the orca whales. We spotted at least 12 members of the L-pod traveling in small groups of 3-5 near Eagle Point. The calm waters on the west side of...Read more

July 18, 2010

Wave Walking

You could not ask for more out of the San Juan Islands than what we got today. Sun, sea and sightings all wrapped up in one stunningly beautiful package. The sea was a bit of a surprise today since we endured some bouncing around as we traveled up and around the north and west sides of San Juan...Read more