Monday, July 7, 2014

No.289 Super Pod with Island Adventures

Island Adventures
1801 Commercial Ave
Anacortes, Wa

Back out on the waters of Puget Sound with Captain Scott and crew for a sunset sailing aboard
Island Explorer 4.
Arrived early in Anacortes to check in with Island Adventures and then it was off to grab some lunch and scenic views atop of Cape Sante Point before heading down to the marina to board the 3:30pm sailing.

Cape Sante Point
looking west from Cape Sante Point overlooking the marina 

Trip started off with motoring out into Rosario Straight past Washington Park, Burrows Island and Allan Island before crossing over to the south end of Lopez Island where we came across an out of season Steller Sea Lion and harbor seals on "Swirl Rocks."
Stellar Sea Lion
Steller Sea Lion out on the rocks

Trip White Board

After about an hour we arrived at the south end of San Juan Island and saw a group of Orcas near the shores of South Beach. It was soon pretty evident that we found ourselves in the middle of a      Southern Resident Killer Whales Super Pod with members of J, K, and L Pods surrounding the boat on every side. Spent about an hour on scene with this super pod before heading home during sunset

Super pod of L-Pod orcas Cruiser Orca Whale playful orcas playful orcas Cruiser Orca Whale Cruiser Orca Whale
Lopez Island Sunset
setting sun behind Lopez Island, WA

Cape Sante Marina Sunset
Arriving back in port just as the sun is setting on a great day 

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