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April 15, 2021

Multiple Families of Bigg's Killer Whales Found in the Salish Sea!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 4/15/2021 | 1:00PM

Today was a spectacular day out on the water!  We left the dock on M/V Sea Lion with a morning report that orcas had just been spotted near Orcas Island in East Sound!  Passengers were super excited to head out in hopes of finding whales close by on such a beautiful sunny day!  As we headed out of Friday Harbor our Captain, Pete, noticed two majestic bald eagles neatly perched along an exposed branch near the Friday Harbor Marine Labs.  They...Read more

Bigg's killer whale family by Matia Island

April 14, 2021

Bigg's Killer Whales T49As and T49Bs by Matia Island!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 4/14/2021 | 1:00PM Today was such a fun day out on the water! We headed north bound on M/V Sea Lion, through Presidents Channel, and towards Matia Island. There was a morning report of Bigg’s killer whales headed SE in The Strait of Georgia near Sucia Island! Once we arrived...Read more

April 11, 2021

Gray Whale Wonder in Cattle Pass!

Jordan Higgins Blogs Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 04/11/2021 |1:00pm What a gorgeous day today! It was the first day of the year where I genuinely felt warm and wore my T-shirt around the harbor! I knew right away that it was going to be a good day. Captain Pete and I hopped on the boat with our 35 new...Read more

April 10, 2021

First Sunset Tour with Both Transients and Southern Resident Orcas!

Jordan Higgins Blogs Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 04/10/2021 |5:00pm Today was the very first Sunset Tour of the season!! Captain Pete and I were very excited to enjoy the islands at such a beautiful time of the day. We invited our guests to our vessel, the Sea Lion, and set out of Friday Harbor to find...Read more

April 10, 2021

Two Lone Transient Whales and So Much More!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 04/10/2021 |1:00pm It was such a beautiful day so both Captain Pete and I were very eager to get out on the water. As soon as our guests jumped on our boat we set off to adventure around the islands. We headed north towards Shaw and Lopez Island as we boated through Upright...Read more

April 3, 2021

Double Whammy with BOTH Residents and Transient Orcas!

Jordan Higgins | M/V Sea lion | 04/03/21 |1:00pm Today was such a special day! It is pretty rare that we see both the Southern Resident Killer Whales and the Transient Orcas in one trip. I felt very lucky and I’m fairly sure all my guests felt the same way. Captain Pete and I began the day like any...Read more
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March 29, 2021

Bigg's Killer Whale T Party with Surprise Guest- Chainsaw!

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | March 29th, 2021 | 13:00 M/V Sea Lion was chartered by an all-female crew today! Captain Sarah and I set out to have one of the craziest and most exciting days this 2021 season in the Salish Sea! We immediately left the dock with reports of Killer Whales in the vicinity. Not...Read more

March 27, 2021

A Calm & Beautiful Saturday with J Pod!

Jordan Higgins | M/V Sea lion | 03/27/21 |1:00pm Today was a fantastic day out on the water! Captain Pete, Laura and I hopped on our vessel, the Sea Lion, and took off out of Friday Harbor. We were lucky to begin the tour with reports of Southern Resident whales just a couple islands away! But,...Read more

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