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July 16, 2009

Peaceful Wanderings

As the orcas sought food and adventure in the waters of the pacific, so we sought peace and relaxation amongst the islands. We were without whales today, but our guests did not suffer for it. Capt. Nancy took the MV Sea Lion, guest naturalist Russell and me on a beautiful wildlife cruise under warm...Read more

July 15, 2009

Orcas near Anacortes

L-pod near Anacortes today! We left San Juan Island and headed toward Anacortes, once on scene we were able to identify a few individuals from L-pod. There was a lot of activity today, breaching, tail slapping and spy hopping. Everyone was very excited. We stayed with the orcas for about an hour...Read more

July 14, 2009

From Canada to the Coal Docks

It may not sound glamorous, but the day we had today on the MV Sea Lion definitely was. Capt. Craig got us out the door in a hurry since the orcas were all the way up in Active Pass between Galiano and Mayne Islands. It was petal-to-the-metal the whole way and in two hours we were northeast of the...Read more

July 13, 2009

Killer Whales near Victoria

We love days that start off with great sighting reports. The first sighting of the day- killer whales at Race Rocks, near Victoria, heading northeast. This was good news. We loaded the boat, motored out of Friday Harbor and headed south toward Cattle Pass. We had some fun sea conditions- small...Read more

July 8, 2009

Spread out!

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest! We went from a sunny hot 4th of July weekend to a cool overcast/drizzly 60 degrees in a matter of days! After the weekend I forgot that I should always have my fleece hat with me. It's been a rainy and cool couple of days, but no wind. And the wind is all I care...Read more

July 7, 2009

Orca Super Pod

Orca Super pod Southern Resident Killer Whales everywhere today… We saw a super pod all three pods: J,K and L, right off of Henry Island. It was amazing. At first they were a little spread out, and appeared to be fishing. Some orcas were very close to shore; some were slapping their flukes, maybe...Read more

July 7, 2009

Wild Whales

Just goes to show you that whales are wild animals. This is not a marine park nor an aquarium. The San Juan islands and their waterways are the home to many wildlife, all of which are constantly in flux trying to survive while evading predators and hunting for prey....and might Orca Whales and...Read more

July 6, 2009

4th of July with the Orcas!

What a great 4th of July! Friday Harbor is celebrating it's 100th Anniversary and we had a fabulous 4th of July parade to start the morning off! It was a hot sunny day....honestly I can't believe how warm it was...I almost could have jumped in our cool waters (temps in the low 50s) just to cool off...Read more