Whales Love Cloudy Days

It is the first day of summer here in the Pacific Northwest – and overall, it has been a comparatively cool season so far (although the weather experts tell us the sun will start winning the marine battle very soon). Today, for instance, it is somewhat cloudy and foggy. As humans, we are tempted to look at that and think … Read More

Whale Watch Report for 7/23: Orca Breath

Captain Pete Hanke tells us about the magic of fog, and how it provides a different type of whale watching experience. Listen to Pete’s report (mp3). Today, the fog is lifting a bit, and giving us a great view of Smith Island, which has a bald eagle nest right on the beach. The chick is just about ready to fly … Read More

2009: An Epic Summer

We are truly in the midst of an epic summer here in Port Townsend. The weather has been terrific all season (today we’ll reach the 80s with no clouds as far the eye can see), and our ferry and whale watching customers are having excellent trips. Between the weather, calm seas, and multiple superpod gatherings of orcas – it is … Read More