[Lauren Fritz, M/V Seahawk, 09/01/2017, 2:00 pm Tour]

Today was another glorious day in Roche Harbor, and for Captain Joe and me, it was made even better by the chance to take our wonderful guests out to the Haro Strait to view some Transient killer whales! The water was as calm as glass, and there was hardly a breeze. It was a perfect day for whale watching. We were delighted to see a few different family pods all traveling together, some with big adult males, several juveniles, and even a small calf. It's amazing to see the size difference between the genders and ages. Hands-down, my favorite view of these orcas is when they surface in a row simultaneously, and you see their huge wavering dorsal fins lined up side by side, with our majestic mountains and sea as the backdrop. This is the epitomy of the Pacific Northwest - orcas, mountains, sea, pine trees, beautiful coastline, gems of islands. Come experience the San Juan Islands for yourself and see what we're talking about!

A big thank you to those of you who joined us on the Seahawk today. It was a pleasure chatting with you and taking you out to experience my favorite part of living up here - the magnificent creatures who call the Salish Sea home!

Naturalist Lauren, San Juan Outfitters