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J Pod Orcas Play on the West Side

[Thursday, 6/14/18 – M/V Kittiwake – 10:00AM – Naturalist Erick]          This […]

Southern Resident Killer Whales Are Back in Action by the San Juan Islands!

[7/23/17- M/V Kestrel- Kelsey, Naturalist- 2:00PM] The Southern resident killer whales have not been around […]

A Grand Tour of the Salish Sea – Residents and Transients Killer Whales on Opposite Corners

Lauren Fritz, Naturalist, San Juan Safaris, M/V Kestrel, 06/27/17, 10 am & 2 pm Tours […]


[6/26/17 – M/V Kestrel – 2:00PM] Surprise Spyhop

Captain Gabe and I took another group of wonderful folks out on the M/V Kestrel […]

J-Pod Pays a Visit!

Lauren Fritz – May 31, 2017 – M/V Sea Lion – 12 pm Trip I […]

Male killer whale surfacing

J Pod at Hein Bank in the San Juan Islands

Today the stars aligned and we had beautiful sun, mild temperatures, and orcas! Captain Mike […]

Southern Resident Orcas Sleeping

Orcas here, there, and everywhere on the west side of San Juan Island

This morning started off rainy and gray. I was actually looking forward to it, though. […]

Cookie Cutter Trip

Yet another day with the cookie clan! We took the Sea Lion to the southwest […]


Graduation Day – Gabe drives M/V Kestrel & We see Orcas, Dall’s Porpoise and so much more!

Yesterday, Graduation day for some, just a normal Monday for others. By graduation day I […]


Staying Active: the Orcas of J-2 matriline celebrate traveling through Active Pass

Yesterday Captain Brian and myself took a great group of people on a pretty long […]