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July 10, 2020

Sunny Day, Orcas, Harbor Seals and a Humpback Whale

M/V Sea Lion

Friday, July 10th | 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 boarded our boat and met with Captain Pete, but before we even left the dock we were greeted by a harbor seal that was playing off our stern.  After...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
Transient Orcas in San Juan Channel

July 5, 2020

Transient Orcas in San Juan Channel!

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | July 5, 2020 | 13:30 It was such a gorgeous day out on the water; by far one of my favorites this season. We left the dock with whale rumors in the area which is always a great way to start our trips. We kicked off our adventure by heading north through the San Juan Channel...Read more

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