New Baby Orca in J Pod

The Orca Network says a newborn killer whale has been spotted in J Pod, which was seen Wednesday in waters off the San Juan Islands and near Victoria. The Network’s Susan Berta says the calf has been given the designation J-46. Its presumed mother is a 16-year-old orca known as J-28 or Polaris. Another baby killer whale was reported last … Read More

Exploring Killer Whale Acoustics

Last week I had the pleasure of delivering the Tuesday lecture to the marine biology class at the University of Puget Sound. Every September Professor Joel Elliott brings his students up from Tacoma for an on-the-water field lab, but this was the first time I got to follow up with an in-class session. Although I got a bit carried away … Read More

Welcome Erick Peirson

We would like to take a moment and welcome Erick Peirson to the blog. If you’ve taken a ride with us in the last two years, it is very possible that Erick was your captain. He started out in whale watching in 2004 working as a naturalist, before heading to the captain’s chair in 2008. Fortunately for his passengers, he … Read More

Fall Bird Migration Cruises Start in October

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC) invites you to come and view the fall bird migration aboard Puget Sound Express’ Glacier Spirit, a comfortably enclosed motor yacht, beginning Saturday, October 3rd. The three-hour trips are scheduled from 1 – 4 p.m. on October 3rd, 10th, November 28th and December 31st departing from Point Hudson Marina in downtown Port Townsend. … Read More

PT Daily Photo: R is for Ruffles

One of our favorite reads is the Port Townsend Daily Photo blog. If you want to get a sense of how wonderful this part of the world is, make this blog part of your daily reading habit. We were pleased to learn that PTDP took a trip with us recently, and posted about his experience. As you would expect…the photo … Read More

Customers Having a Great Time

We love it when our customers write about their whale watching experiences with us. Ellie and Jim from Forks, WA recently posted a terrific blog entry about their recent trip on the Olympus. Despite some rough seas, they had a great time, and their post makes for a great read: “The whales stayed very close to the shore, swimming along … Read More