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July 10, 2020

J pod Orcas back on the West Side and a Humpback Whale in SJ Channel!

Erick | M/V Kestrel | July 10, 2020 | 2:00pm

Wohoo! Another beautiful day out in the San Juans! It felt a little bit like summer out there in the Salish Sea but there was still a cool breeze coming from the south. Capt. Brian and I took an excited group out on M/V Kestrel to go find some wildlife! We first headed east and soon saw a blow out near Lopez Island! As we got closer, we saw that it was Humpback Whale headed south! We watched this giant whale swim quickly towards Cattle Pass...Read more

July 10, 2020

Sunny Day, Orcas, Harbor Seals and a Humpback Whale

M/V Sea Lion Friday, July 10 th | Naturalist Alexandria What a fantastic day we had today! Some trips everything aligns, and this was one of those trips! The weather has been nice the last few days, but today shined. The sunshine was shining bright, and the wind and seas were nice and calm. We...Read more
Southern Resident Orcas

July 9, 2020

J pod Killer Whales off the West Side!

It rained again today… That’s okay though even though it feels like our summer here sometimes is constantly loading, the rain means that there is plenty of water for the salmon, and snow that falls high up in the mountains will last longer as reserves for the rivers that run through the northwest...Read more
Orcas near Cypress Island

July 8, 2020

Southern Resident Killer Whales Intercept Transient Orcas

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | July 8th, 2020 | 13:30 The most fin-tastic trip yet! It was such a great day out on the water, I am still shaking with excitement! We headed towards the western side of Cypress Island to follow rumors of Bigg’s Killer Whales milling in the area. When we arrived on scene,...Read more
Orcas in Haro Strait

July 7, 2020

J Pod of the Southern Resident Killer Whales Happy in Haro Strait

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | July 7, 2020 | 13:30 What a special day on the water with Captain Sarah and all our guests. We were able to leave the dock with rumors of Orcas on the west side of San Juan Island, which is always extra heart racing. The reason this particular trip felt special, was because...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near Lopez Island

July 5, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Feeding in San Juan Channel

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | July 5, 2020 | 17:30 They stayed! We received word that the family group of transient orcas we saw on our 1:30pm trip had started to porpoise south- fast! This made us nervous that we would not be able to have the same look at our favorite T65’s as we did previously. With...Read more

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