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Steller Sea Lion

February 17, 2019

Winter Wildlife Wonderland: Wildlife Watching Trip from Friday Harbor

Erick | February 17, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00

'Twas a gloriously bright and sunny winter day in the San Juan Islands. Capt. Mike and I set out with a small and cozy group of folks. We headed south through San Juan Channel until we reached Cattle Pass. Here, where San Juan Channel empties into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, currents swirl around many jagged and bird covered islets. The rocks here are a favorite place for Steller Sea Lions to hang out and sun.  Today there were around...Read more

Killer whales surfacing

February 16, 2019

February Whales! Bigg's Killer Whales in Canadian Waters

Sarah | 02/16/2019 | 12:00pm | M/V Sea Lion Today we were treated to an amazing day on the water with great conditions and wonderful wildlife. Captain Mike and I left Friday Harbor and decided to head north. This time of year, the weather and sea conditions often create incredibly productive waters...Read more
Dog with San Juan Island Ferry

January 27, 2019

Dog Friendly Activities on San Juan Island

San Juan Island is not only an excellent place for people to visit, but it is great for your pooch too! From beaches to romp on to dog friendly patios, San Juan Island is a top destination for man’s best friend. Cora, my three-year-old Australian Shephard, and I have been living and recreating on...Read more
Seattle Orca Whale Watching near San Juan Island

December 7, 2018

Southern Resident Killer Whales Visit the San Juans in December

While our 2018 whale watching season is officially in the books, the work doesn’t stop! We have just a few short months to prepare for the 2019 whale watch and sea kayak tour season which begins on Valentine’s Day. Yes! You can already make your 2019 whale watch & wildlife tour reservations as...Read more
Bigg's killer whale | Photo: Jeanne Hyde

November 24, 2018

Orcas Spotted in Haro Strait | 11/24/2018 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm

[Sarah | 11/24/2018 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm] We had a lovely tour on Saturday, which, like many of our November tours, left us in awe of how fast sightings can change. Captain Brian, Naturalist Ryder, and I gathered our guests up and left Friday Harbor. To start the tour, we decided to head north...Read more