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October 15, 2019

Best Whale Watch of the Season. Humpback Whale Encounter

Sarah | 10/15/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm

We had a lovely October day out on the water, with a bit of Pacific Northwest liquid sunshine falling from the sky and amazing wildlife in the waters surrounding the San Juan Islands, today was autumnal whale watching at its best.

Captain Erick and I left Friday Harbor with a group of wonderful guests. With no initial reports of whales in the area we had decided to leave the harbor and head south. We had no sooner started to pick up...Read more

CA173s! The exotic family

October 12, 2019

Amazing day with over thirty Bigg's killer whales spotted

Sarah | 10/12/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm What an incredible day on the water! After an early morning report of a huge group of orcas moving east in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Captain Erick and I were eager to leave the dock here in Friday Harbor to go out and explore! We decided to head south...Read more

October 12, 2019

So Many Bigg's Killer Whales!

M/V Kestrel| Saturday, October 12 th , 2019 | Naturalist Alexandria We had a great day on the water today! As we headed out on M/V Kestrel the day was looking promising! What had started out as a bit of a gloomy and wet day had dried up, and there was even some sunshine peeking through the clouds!...Read more
Humpback Whale

October 9, 2019

Triple Humpback Whale Day!

Naturalist Erick | Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | Noon Today, was another sunny, fall day in the San Juan Islands. Captain Sarah and I headed out to search for some wonderful wildlife. We headed south through San Juan Channel and as we passed Turn Island we spotted a majestic Bald...Read more

October 6, 2019

Lunging Humpback Causes Birdnado near Smith Island!

Piper | Sunday, October 6, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 PM Today it was Captain Erick and I on the Sea Lion with some really lovely guests and we headed south in San Juan Channel, on our way down to scan the Strait of Juan de Fuca! On our way through the channel our first wildlife spotting was a...Read more
Bigg's Male Orca

October 5, 2019

Minke Whale and Orcas! ( The T18's and the T37A's)

Naturalist Erick | Saturday, October 5, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | Noon Saturday started in a pretty typical Pacific Northwest way. Rain and low hanging clouds fell and scraped the tops of the evergreen hills of the San Juan Islands. As Capt. Pete and I got ready to take a full boat out to search for the...Read more

October 5, 2019

Beautiful Bigg's Killer Whales Beyond the Border!

Piper | Saturday, October 5, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 PM Today started out so dreary but by the time we were gathering for our 12:00 Classic trip, the rain dried up and the sun was just starting to peak through the clouds, making for a beautiful day on the water!! Captain Sarah, Jacob, our Kayak...Read more

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