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November 30, 2019

Humpback Pair Fluking Along Stewart Island!

Laura C. | M/V Sea Lion | 11/29/19 | 12:00pm

Today was so much fun out on the water!  We boarded M/V Sea Lion and headed north into the San Juan Channel.  Our first wildlife sighting was a bald eagle on Flattop Island, sitting out in the open on a large boulder.  It was an awesome experience to see it take off from the rock and gently land into a tree branch above.  Across the way, we stopped to view a large congregation of harbor seals.  There was a beautiful white harbor seal seated...Read more

November 30, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales Hunting in the San Juan Channel!!

Laura C. | 11/30/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm Waking up this morning was bittersweet, as I knew it would be the last trip of the season, but I was equally excited to get out on the water to hopefully see some whales! Today could not have more perfect, with orcas graciously providing a grand finale...Read more

November 24, 2019

Dall's Porpoises Bow Riding?! Say What Now?!!!

Laura C. | M/V Sea Lion | 11/24/2019 | 12:00pm Sunshine radiated throughout the Salish Sea today! The seas were beautiful, surrounded by crisp clean air that provided miles of visibility. We headed north in the San Juan Channel, through President’s Channel and past Patos Island into the Strait of...Read more

November 23, 2019

Dall's Porpoises, Seals and Sea Lions Inhabit the Salish Sea!

Laura C. | 11/23/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 The seas were rocky today in the Salish Sea! Grey clouds blanketed the sky above swirling whitecaps in the San Juan Channel. Captain Pete was in his element behind the helm as we stoically ventured north through the deep sloshy seas. Days like this are...Read more
Bigg's killer whales hunting

November 17, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales Hunting Right Outside Friday Harbor!!

Laura C. | M/V Sea Lion | 11/17/2019 | 12:00 pm What an exceptional day out on the water! The Salish Sea was a buffet of small schooling fish swirling through the surrounding cold-water currents. M/V Sea Lion headed out of Friday Harbor with gusto to stop only minutes away to our fist whale...Read more
Cloudy day in the San Juan Islands

November 9, 2019

Humpback Whale in Northern Haro Strait

Sarah | 11/09/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm We left San Juan Island under typical November gray skies with a sight drizzle. Weather doesn’t really affect our wildlife sightings, we usually see the same wildlife on sunny days and rainy days. Captain Pete and I decided to head north through San Juan...Read more

November 3, 2019

Humpbacks Wave Their Flukes at Friday Harbor!

Laura C. | M/V Sea Lion | 11/3/19 | 12:00pm What an awesome day out on the water with Captain Pete! M/V Sea Lion ventured north into the San Juan Channel on a clear sunny morning blanketed with crystal blue skies. With only 10 passengers aboard, were able to move around our spacious vessel and...Read more
humpback whale

November 2, 2019

Humpback Whale North of San Juan Island

Sarah | 11/02/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm Today we had an amazing November day to go out and explore the Salish Sea. With smooth, glassy water, and amazing sunshine we were excited to leave the dock and go out an explore. We elected to head north through San Juan Channel, and right out of the...Read more

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