Yesterday we left Friday Harbor with the reports of whales around Salmon Bank. We headed South through San Juan Channel and found a harbor seal haul out on the way down. We then continued down through cattle pass and found the whale around Salmon bank. There were families from J, K and L pods! We initially saw the K13′s, which includes K13 (Skagit) and all her descendants making a total of 7 whales in the family. We then got to see a resting group of whales from Jpod which included the big male J27 (Blackberry) and his two siblings as well. Another family in the resting group were the J22′s also known as the cookie clan! The J22′s consist of 4 individuals all named after types of cookies. We got some great views of the whales and then headed back towards Friday Harbor. On the way we saw some stellar sea lions at the whale rocks. We also even got to see a bald eagle on the way home! All in all it was a wonderful day out on the water!
M/V Sea Lion, San Juan Safaris