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M/V Kestrel underneath Deception Pass Bridge

September 21, 2018

Orcas in Saratoga Passage | 09/21/2018 | 01:00pm

Sarah | 09/21/2018 | M/V Kestrel | 01:00pm

We had an amazing day on the water, traveling further south than Captain Mike and I had ever taken one of our boats before, and most importantly, saw killer whales! When we left Friday Harbor we had no reports of killer whales in the area, but days on the water can change moment by moment.

Leaving Friday Harbor, our plan was originally to head north past Shaw and Orcas Islands, up towards the Canadian Gulf Islands. When we have no...Read more

Southern Resident Killer Whale

September 20, 2018

Minke whale and orcas too! | 09/20/2018 | 12:00pm

Sarah | M/V Sea Lion | 09/20/2018 | 02:00pm Today we enjoyed an amazing trip spent surrounded by wildlife and the beautiful scenery of the San Juan Islands. Even though we had a bit of rain throughout the day it did not deter our sightings! We left Friday harbor and headed across San Juan Channel...Read more
Bigg's killer whale T049A1

September 19, 2018

Orcas, Humpbacks and Steller Sea Lions!

What an amazing day today was! Guests eagerly boarded M/V Sea Lion with the crew Captain Gabe, and Naturalists Sarah and Alexandria. As we hit the water we were all very excited that within about 10 minutes of being out we saw Biggs Killer Whales (also known as Transient Orcas). As we approached...Read more
Southern Resident Killer Whales

September 18, 2018

Humpbacks and Orcas Spotted | 09/18/18 | 02:00pm

Today was an incredible day on our afternoon adventure tour from Friday Harbor. It was one of those September days that I spend allllllll summer thinking about. We left the dock under bright blue skies with great reports of whales around the San Juan Islands. We headed north towards the reports of...Read more

September 16, 2018

Rain and Whales! The Tail of A Great Day

When we first headed out on M/V Kestrel it was quite a rainy morning. Nonetheless we got suited up and boarded Mv/ Kestrel- after all a little rain never stopped us here in the great Pacific Northwest! We first headed north up San Juan Channel, checking out some Harbor Seals on White Rock. Those...Read more

September 16, 2018

Where are the whales?|9/16/18|12:00pm

Guests aboard M/V Sea Lion along with Cpt. Gabe, naturalist Alexandria and I were excited to get on the water on this rainy September day with a report of transient and southern resident orcas in our area. Eager to get everyone on the boat and ready to pick up speed we took off to go find these...Read more

September 15, 2018

Great Views!

Saturday- 9/22 M/V Sea Lion We eagerly boarded M/V Sea Lion in hopes that a great day was ahead of us! Our expectations sure did not disappoint! We were treated to orcas, and harbor seals on this trip and even the occasional harbor porpoise viewing! What an incredible day! Guests on board were very...Read more

September 10, 2018

Exotic Alaskan Orcas Visit| 9/10/18| 1:00PM

Guests aboard Kestrel along with Cpt. Gabe and I were excited to get on the water with two great reports already within our reach. Headed out the harbor, we decided to go south towards Victoria, where a report of transients, not yet ID’ed, had been picked up. Taking the challenge and curious to see...Read more

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