Go See The Story of Hope at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center

In 2002, the body of a female killer whale was found stranded near Port Townsend on the North Olympic Peninsula. Just offshore, a healthy, young male hovered close by, refusing gentle attempts to guide him into safer deep water. Although the male orca was saved, it was soon learned that the female’s body carried one of the highest loads of … Read More

“Better Than Any Sea World Moment”

A big thanks to customer Deena Alley for sharing her outstanding photo of  orcas from her recent trip with us. She mentioned that this was “better than any Sea World moment” – and we’d have to agree. Seeing orcas in the wild is fun (really fun!), but also important. By seeing whales in their natural habitat we can all learn and … Read More

Enjoy Our Full Day San Juan Island Whale Watching Tours

We’re enjoying a glorious late spring in the Pacific Northwest, and as of May 11, 2012 – we are running our full day Port Townsend – San Juan Island whale watching tours! Our signature tour, this daylong cruise on the Glacier Spirit combines orca watching with an on-board naturalist, and a tour of the beautiful San Juan Islands. We visit the popular … Read More

2012 Guaranteed Whale Watching Begins May 1

Spring has sprung – and orcas are waiting for you! Our 2012 orca season begins on May 1 and our family is excited about showing you the amazing Southern Resident Pod of orcas (killer whales) in the San Juan Islands. Three generations of our family have helped visitors spend time with orca whales – that experience and dedication makes it possible … Read More

July 20 Audio Report – Part 2: A Special Evening

Two audio reports in one day, for it was a special day out on the water. Captain Pete reports from the water, discussing 50 orcas eating, mating, and playing. He also talks about the work of Ken Balcomb, the director of the Center for Whale Research – who was alongside for the show.  Click to Listen to Audio Report