All Aboard Sailing

Around Lopez with Transient Orcas

The Plan was to Circumnavigate Lopez. What we didn’t know was that Transient Orcas had the same plan. We met them charging in through Cattle Pass with 6 knots of current. The┬ápower of the incoming ocean coupled with the power of these whales was phenomenal. The T65As are our Resident Transients – we see them frequently. However T125 125A, T127 and T128 haven’t been seen in this area, The Salish Sea, since 1992 ! We sailed North, passed the ferry at Upright Head and down the east side of the island – and they came too. All manner of behaviours and stopping for lunch at the Harbor seal Restaurants. We had our own BBQ supper off Iceberg Point in mirror conditions of sunset.

Sails with Whales - All Aboard sailing - Friday harbor, San Juan Islands

Sails with Whales – All Aboard sailing – Friday harbor, San Juan Islands

T125A

T125A

All Aboard Sailing sails around Lopez with Transient Orcas

Transient Orcas T65As

Transient Orcas

Transient Orcas T65As

T127

T127

T127 with T65As

T127 with T65As

T127 with T128

T127 with T128

T125 &125A

T125 &125A

Mount Baker view

Mount Baker from Upright Channel, Lopez Island

Transient Orca at Upright Head

Transient Orca at Upright Head, Lopez Island

Transient Orca calf and spyhop

Transient Orca calf and spyhop

T127

T127

South of Lopez Island

Castle Rock, Lopez Island

Stunned Mesmerized passengers

Whale watching : Stunned, Mesmerized

South of Lopez Island

Lopez island

BBQ Supper

BBQ Supper

Cattle Point lighthouse

Cattle Point lighthouse

Iceberg Point