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October 4, 2015 – Breaching Humpbacks!

October 4, 2015

Calm waters greeted us as we entered the Juan De Fuca Strait this morning. The guests enjoyed the sunshine on our way out in search of some whales. We were lucky enough to find at least 4 different Humpbacks in the middle of the strait. With the Olympic Mountain Range in the background, we sat […]

October 3, 2015 – Resident Orcas

October 3, 2015

Saturday morning began with calm waters and warm sunshine. We headed out East to San Juan Island where we had heard there were reports of some Resident Orcas. We were lucky enough to find J-Pod traveling North up the island. Onyx L-87 was identified within the group. He was originally from L-Pod but after experiencing […]

October 1, 2015 – Resident Oras & Humpbacks

October 1, 2015

With the first day of October, came a lot of fog out on the Juan De Fuca Strait. We battled through it until we finally came upon a ton of Orcas that were traveling West past Race Rocks Lighthouse. We saw members of all three pods. They didn’t seem to mind the fog, displaying some […]

Humpback and L-Pod – September 30, 2015

September 30, 2015

The sun was shining and the water was calm as we left the harbor for our morning trip. A thick fog bank was covering the south end of the Juan De Fuca Strait as well as East of us towards the San Juan Islands. After searching for awhile, we spotted a large male orca! Turns […]

My Chance Encounter with a Humpback Whale

September 30, 2015

Growing up in rural Alberta didn’t offer a lot in the way of animal encounters. The only wildlife common to the prairies of my youth were gophers, deer, coyotes and the occasional moose. However, my sense of wonder about animals wasn’t extinguished – in fact the opposite was true. I became obsessed with whales. Orcas […]

Transient & Resident Orcas – September 28, 2015

September 28, 2015

Calm seas greeted us this morning as we ventured out on the Juan De Fuca Strait. We turned East towards the San Juan Islands and were lucky enough to encounter a group of Transient Orca’s in the middle of the Haro Strait. We were able to identify them as the T60’s. This group is led […]

Transients, Residents, Humpbacks and a Minke! – September 27, 2015

September 27, 2015

The morning trip began with reports of Transient Orcas in the Juan De Fuca Strait. The crew and guests were feeling optimistic and were not disappointed! We ran into a group of 5 whales who seemed to be having a great morning, spending much of their time at the surface rolling around! Normally transients are […]

Resident Orcas & Humpback Whale – September 26, 2015

September 26, 2015

In was a glorious morning to be on the water as we headed east to San Juan Island. The seas were glass-like and we were able to shut off our boat and watch Southern Resident orcas as they made their way North along the island’s coastline. As we listened to the whales breathe when they […]

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