This evening we headed out towards Victoria to see some reported resident orcas in the area. We headed out and saw some harbor seals as well as a bald eagle in Cattle Pass. We headed around the South side of San Juan Island. We came upon the resident orcas near Victoria where we saw part of K pod! Specifically we were looking at the K13′s with are made up of K13 (Skagit), her offspring and her grand-offspring. This immediate family is made up of 7 different individual whales. We watched them traveling towards San Juan Island and displaying some surface activity as well. We saw a few spyhops while watching the K13′s, which is personally my favorite surface behavior! After watching the whales for a while we headed back towards Friday Harbor. On the way back we stopped at an area called the Whale Rocks where we saw a large male stellar sea lion. A fully grown male stellar sea lion can weigh up to 2000 pounds! It was a beautiful evening out on the water and we really enjoyed seeing the guests excitement while watching the southern resident orcas.
M/V Sea Lion, San Juan Safaris