Bigg's Killer Whales Near Blakely Island

July 11, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Under a Rainbow!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 7/11/2020 | 5:30PM The sunset trip this evening was certainly a wildlife encounter to remember! Passengers were decked out in rain gear from the afternoon, but luckily the skies were in our favor and we avoided getting rained on! This overcast weather is some of the best...Read more
J Pod Found Foraging on Salmon Bank

July 11, 2020

J Pod Found Foraging on Salmon Bank

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 7/11/2020 | 1:30 PM Waking up this morning with rainy skies was no deterrent to visitors of San Juan Island to come on a whale watch, as marine mammals obviously love the water! Passengers were happy as clams to board M/V Sea Lion with high hopes for the day and I was...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales

June 25, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Lull Around Blakely Island!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 6/25/2020 | 13:30 This afternoon’s whale watch aboard M/V Sea Lion was simply spectacular! We left Friday Harbor with reports of killer whales not far away, near Blakely and Obstruction Islands. I am always so excited to hear the radio announcing the presence of whales even...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whlaes

June 22, 2020

Cetacean Trifecta!! Humpback, Minke, and Bigg's Killer Whales!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 6/22/2020 | 13:30 Today was another whale-filled day out on the water! M/V Sea Lion headed south through San Juan Channel and we barely made any headway before our first whale encounter! A humpback whale was feeding in Griffin Bay and taking about 4-minute dives. It was so...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales on the West Side!

June 13, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales off the West Side of San Juan Island!!!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 6/13/2020 | 5:30pm This evening's sunset whale watch was spectacular! We headed southbound through San Juan Channel towards Cattle Point. We passed some fun pelagic bird species along the way, including pigeon guillemots, rhinoceros auklets, and cormorants. After reaching...Read more

June 10, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Cruise Around the San Juan Islands!

Laura / M/V Sea Lion / 6/10/2020 / 12:00pm Today I am thrilled to report a most fulfilling whale watch after a long sabbatical due to recent COVID regulations. Captain Pete and I dusted off our binos and set off into the Salish Sea on M/V Sea Lion! She seemed just as happy to be back out on the...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in Haro Strait

March 8, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Milling in the Haro Strait!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 3/8/2020 | 12:00pm What a gorgeous day to spend out on the water! I was so excited to head south through the San Juan Channel in glass calm seas, with blue skies and clear visibility! Cattle Point is one of my favorite viewing spots for a multitude of pelagic birds readily...Read more

July 18, 2019

Bigg's Orcas Near Point Roberts!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 07/18/19 | 3:00pm What a great trip today! Captain Pete and I took the Kestrel and headed out to open seas to find the whales! We heard reports of the whales from our first trip travelling north so we set off in that direction. We boated up through the San Juan Channel and up...Read more

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