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May 2, 2009

Junevnile Eagles Galore

After hearing word of Transient Orcas up north, we left Friday Harbor in a hurry to try to view some of the marine mammal eating Orcas that sometimes frequent the San Juan Islands. We headed quickly their way, only to hear they started heading further north (out of our range). Then, we sped north...Read more

May 1, 2009

Spring Has Sprung

Yet again, Spring is in the air in the San Juan Islands! Captain Nancy and our other Naturalist, Jeannette, and I headed out with an excited group of guests to view the wonders the islands have to offer. We cruised past Speiden Island, viewing the islands exotic wildlife along the way, up on...Read more

April 30, 2009

Sea Lion Day on the Kittiwake

Today on the Kittiwake, Captain Pete found lots of wildlife to view. The conditions were amazing, smooth seas and a clear sky. We saw many bald eagles, (even a juvenile), stellar sea lions, harbor seals, harbor porpioses and many birds. We also cruised by Spieden and were able to view some deer and...Read more

April 29, 2009

A Beautiful Wildlife-filled Spring Day!

Although there is still an early spring nip to the weather, it was a glorious day out on the water. After hearing word of a few Minke whales off of Cattle Point , towards Hein Bank, we headed south to catch some glipses of one of the true whales that inhabit the waters of the San Juan Islands (...Read more

June 4, 2008

Low Tide Critters

Over the weekend Tom, Joe & I paddled out on two 3-hour tours and were rewarded with fantastic wildlife sightings. That morning a number of critters like raccoons and a black fox had made their way down to the low tide line to paw at the exposed rocks in search of crabs and other tasty treats...Read more

January 30, 2008

thinking back on summer...

, Hi All, I was just looking back on some photos from this summer, and wanted to share my favorites with you. It was a happy few months spent guiding with SJS, and I look forward to returning to the islands soon. Summer on the water was beautiful -- complete with good weather, great laughter and...Read more

June 25, 2007

Eagles and Seals Galore!

On Friday I led a group of kayakers out of Roche Harbor for a three-hour tour. The wildlife was certainly out and about that day, as we saw about eight eagles all together on shore, where a presumably tasty meal was washed up. I've often seen a few pairs around the area, but never this many at the...Read more

August 29, 2006

unusual wind

Today San Juan Island experienced unusually high wind. We did take out both the 11 am and 1 pm whale watching boats. The resident whales were no where to be found. The transients were way north by Salt Spring Island. Still, everyone did have a good time, saw seals and sea birds and spent a...Read more