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April 30, 2010

Resident Killer Whales off the West Side of San Juan Island!

What a first day back on the job! This is my third season working for San Juan Safaris. At the beginning of every season I can't wait to get back out on the water. Today was my first day back on the boat and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect welcome back! We departed Friday Harbor having...Read more

April 30, 2010

Agritourism in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, by Seattle

Plan a visit to San Juan Island this spring for a weekend filled with farm and food activities. This first annual event will include more than 15 farms and island restaurants serving locally-grown foods. Visitors can experience everything from the farmers' market and farm tours, to cooking classes...Read more

April 26, 2010

Whale Watching Tour near Seattle Off San Juan Island

We had a small group today. Only 3 families and it felt like a private charter. I love our small groups even when the days are gray because I can connect to everyone and give people individualized attention. One family from Seattle had two adorable and well behaved girls. We traveled north, past...Read more

April 26, 2010

Party At the Port of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island

Come Celebrate the Port of Friday Harbor's 60th Anniversary! View more information about this flyer at: http://portfridayharbor.org/events/spring-splash-april-27-april-28-and-m... This Spring Splash Event is in Celebration of the Port of Friday Harbor's 60th anniversary!!! If you are in Friday...Read more

April 24, 2010

Of Wind and Waves

Hello intrepid adventurers! As you know, some days are good, some days are bad and some are hard to define. Is it automatically a bad day if there are no orcas? What if there are whales or eagles or porpoises or just really lovely weather? What if you miss the ferry that you really wanted to be on...Read more

April 23, 2010

Adventure on the Inland Seas Near The San Juan Islands

We had a last minute private charter today. I was scheduled to laminate, type and answer phones from 8am to 5pm, when in the middle of the afternoon, a man called wanting to charter the boat. His family from Denmark had been delayed an extra week in the states, not able to make it home because of...Read more

April 18, 2010

Finally! A sunny day in the San Juan Islands. Although we're situated in the rainy pacific northwest, the San Juan islands see more sun than Seattle, Washington or even Portland, Oregon. Which is counter intuitive, because in the Pacific Northwest, the further north you get, the more rain you stand...Read more

April 18, 2010

Trekking Transients

You never can tell how a day will turn out. Even ones that seem to have the least number of prospects can turn out to be the most exciting. As was the case yesterday. With Capt. Craig driving the M/V Sea Lion, Capt. Jeff motoring along in the M/V Kittiwake and Nancy, Lauren and me crewing, we...Read more