The boys are leaving town

The “boys club” has thinned out considerably in recent days.  Only a few California sea lions remain as most have left the area and headed south to meet up with their ladies. Luckily they don’t stay away for long, so we eagerly await their return in late summer.

One Big Momma!

Recently we’ve been lucky enough to get the odd sighting of this sow and her two cubs

Now Open for the Season

Yesterday we ran our first tour of the season.  We had sunny skies, good views and wildlife sightings, a delicious gourmet meal catered by Heartwood Kitchen while anchored in the Broken Group Islands and we even saw three Gray whales!  

Perfect October Days

The last few days have been glorious, the kind of conditions we hope for all year:

Fabulous weather and great sightings over the last few days.

Still Cruisin’

Cruising through breathtaking scenery on a fine day – what more could a person want! The good news is that it is not too late – we’re open until Oct. 14th.

Under The Watchful Eye of Sea Otters

This year we have been seeing sea otters almost every day.  Sometimes we wonder whether it is them who entertain us or vice versa!

Everyone has to give their feet a good cleaning once in a while – especially when they are this big!

Eagles and Sea Otters

We always see a multitude of Bald eagles, especially in the early part of our season, and this year we have also been seeing sea otters almost daily. Here some superb images taken by one of our guests, Patrick Marshall, who came out with us on July 31st

 

 

 

 

Saying “I Do”

Bald eagles mate for life. Here is a couple saying “I Do”..

One of our More Unusual Sightings

The other day we were lucky enough to see an ocean sunfish (Mola mola), one of the more bizarre creatures we encounter.

 

  

Breakfast on the Beach

Some days our tour just starts off perfectly …… with a black bear rolling over rocks along the shore to look for crabs underneath.