Here are a few images from today's encounter with J-pod!
In the morning we had to travel all the way into Rosario Strait but it was worth the trip as J-pod was in a very playful mood with lots of spy hops, tail slaps and even cartwheels to be seen. In order to allow our passengers to see the Resident Orcas this morning we had to extend the trip by 30 minutes, but I don't think anyone cared as it was well worth the extra time:)
By the time we headed out on our afternoon tour the Orcas had traveled up the west side of San Juan Island and we encountered them near False Bay. We identified a number of the Orcas including J34"Double Stuf", J27 "Blackberry", J16 "Slick" with her calf J42 "Echo", J28 "Spieden" with her calf J46 "Star", J8 "Spieden" and J2 "Granny", the grand old lady of J-pod:)
On our way home we stopped off at the Chain Islets and we saw our first Seal pup of the season:)