September 19, 2019

Tiny Humpback and a Lovely Orca Surprise!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 09/19/19 | 11:00am What an incredible day! Captain Gabe and I took the Kestrel out into the foggy depths of the San Juan channel and up towards the north. We could hardly see the outline of Spedien Island as we approached! We boated near the island and found hundreds of...Read more

July 28, 2019

Orcas and Minkes and Stellers Down South!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 07/28/19 | 1:30pm Today was magical! So many exciting things happened. Captain Sarah and I headed out of Friday Harbor, down the San Juan Channel and towards Cattle Point. We stopped by this small island called Whale Rocks and found some Steller sea lions! I was incredibly...Read more

April 17, 2018

T65A’s Baby Shower

T65A’s Baby Shower [M/V Sea Lion 4/15/18- Naturalist Alexandria] You are cordially invited to T65A’s Baby Shower to celebrate the newest addition into the Matriline: T65A6 Week old T65A6 joined by the rest of their family and friends! When: Aboard M/V Sea Lion’s Trip on Sunday, April 15 th at Noon...Read more
A resting group of Southern Resident Killer Whales

April 7, 2016

San Juan Island Whale Watching at its Finest! Orcas Spotted!

Today we were again treated to orcas close to San Juan Island. On the warmest day of the year (as of yet) and some of the best sunshine we’ve had in a while, it’s safe to say that the stoke factor was high for both guests and crew. We again left the dock with no reported whales in the area, but as...Read more
Orcas J52 Sonic & Mother J36 Alki

January 20, 2016

New Baby Orca - Congratulations J14 Matriline!

Yesterday we were greeted by the happy news that there is yet another new calf in the endangered Southern Resident community of orcas, and the sixth born into the familial grouping known as J Pod. NOAA scientists first observed a new calf travelling between J14 Samish and J37 Hy’Shqa on January 18...Read more

December 17, 2015

Congratulations J28 Polaris!

Last night we were greeted with a happy confirmation from the Center from Whale Research, that our core staff here at San Juan Safaris had been hoping for since a staff jaunt out to San Juan Channel on December 1st.... A NEW CALF FOR J28 POLARIS!! On December 1, with a report of whales right...Read more