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May 26, 2019

Monarch the Humpback and a Posse of Orcas in the North!

Piper | Sunday, May 26, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM

What a difference a day can make when it comes to weather in the Salish Sea! Today it was sunny as can be and I was out on the M/V Kestrel with Captain Gabe and two great groups of guests! On both tours we headed north out of Friday Harbor and up into Boundary Pass! We spied some harbor seals and harbor porpoises along the way, but once in Canadian waters we came across a ...Read more

May 26, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales: Fun with the T101's

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Sunday, May 26, 2019 | 12:00 PM What a fantastic trip we had on a beautifully sunny day! It began with harbor porpoises. These tiny toothed whales were travelling through President Channel as we made our way to where there were some orca reports. Everyone was excited to see...Read more

May 26, 2019

The rain didn't stop the fun!

Erin | M/V Sea Hawk | Saturday, May 25, 2019| 12:00 PM Today was a rainy day, but that sure did not stop us from seeing amazing wildlife. We began our trip heading north out of Roche Harbor, heading toward Pender Island, as we got some reports of orcas in that area. On our way out of the harbor, we...Read more

May 25, 2019

Amazing Sunset Encounter with Bigg's Killer Whales!

Piper | Saturday, May 25, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30 PM After quite the soggy day, the skies cleared up significantly for our sunset tour, my first of the season! Captain Pete and I left the docks in Friday Harbor on the Sea Lion with an awesome group of people and headed south into San Juan...Read more

May 25, 2019

Baby Humpback And Baby Orca 05/25/19

Jordan | May 25, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 3:00 trip What a fantastic trip out in the San Juan Islands! Captain Gabe and I took the Kestrel and sped out to adventure with our wonderfully excited guests. We headed north through the San Juan Channel and spotted something beautiful right away! Bald eagles...Read more

May 25, 2019

HBs and KWs in Canada! 05/25/19

Jordan | May 25, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00 trip As 11:00 am rolled around, the rain was still pouring down. But all our guests were troopers! So we embraced the soggy adventure and headed out into the fog! Navigating purely on GPS technology as the islands hid behind layers of mist, we wound our...Read more

May 24, 2019

Orcas AND Humpbacks Near Friday! 05/24/19

Jordan | May 24, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 4:00 trip It's me again! Today was such a fantastic trip out on the water. Despite the gray Washington clouds overhead, the wildlife definitely birghtened our day. Captain Gabe and I, and our 8 new best friends, adventured out to sea in one of the fastest boats...Read more