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September 26, 2022

Humpback Whale and Steller's Sea Lions near San Juan Island

Elle | M/V Kestrel | 9/26/2022 | 2:00PM On today's Adventure Tour, we headed South out of Friday Harbor to look for wildlife. Just south of the harbor, we encountered a haul-out of harbor seals in San Juan Channel on some small rocky islands. The harbor seal population has grown significantly over...Read more

September 26, 2022

T60 Brothers Hunt at Blunden Island

Elle | M/V Sea Lion | 9/19/2022 | 1:30PM Today’s Classic Tour took us way up into Canada’s Gulf Islands. We followed reports of orca whales north out of Friday Harbor and caught up to them between Saturna Island and South Pender Island. We watched as two mammal-eating Bigg’s killer whales circled...Read more

September 25, 2022

Humpback Plays at Eagle Cove Beach

Elle | M/V Osprey | 9/25/2022 | 12:30PM Today on our vessel, M/V Osprey, we headed south to search for a humpback whale. As we headed down San Juan Channel, we got some quick looks at five-foot harbor porpoises on both sides of our boat. In Cattle Pass, right next to Cattle Point Lighthouse, Goose...Read more

September 24, 2022

Humpback Party in Strait of Juan de Fuca

Elle | M/V Kestrel | 9/24/2022 | 2:00PM Today's adventure tour started in Friday Harbor. From there, we headed south in San Juan Channel. We made our first stop at Goose Island in Cattle Pass. This island is surrounded by bull kelp, an essential part of the ecosystem here in the Salish Sea, and one...Read more

September 23, 2022

T60 Brothers Cruise Strait of Juan de Fuca

Elle | M/V Sea Lion | 9/23/2022 | 1:30PM Today, on M/V Sea Lion, we headed south to try to catch a glimpse of some orca whales which had been reported in the strait of Juan de Fuca. We headed south through San Juan Channel, past Cattle Point Lighthouse, and into the strait. After a nice, long...Read more