August 9, 2018

Afternoon Trip with a Humpback Whale in Canada! | 08/08/2018 | 1:30

Jordan | August 8, 2018 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30 trip What a wonderful day out on the water! The skies were clear and blue and the water was especially gorgeous. Captain Pete, Mariana and I headed out of Friday Harbor with reports of a whale up in Canada! So, we headed up through the San Juan Channel...Read more
Whale near shore

July 5, 2018

Spectacular San Juan Wildlife

Jordan | July 5, 2018 | M/V Kestrel | 2:00 trip We had such a fantastic day on the water! It started out as one of the warmest days of the summer, so people were feeling pretty toasty in their adventure suits as we sat on the dock. Luckily it cooled down as our speedy boat created its own wind and...Read more

August 13, 2016

You Think Nachos, They Think Seals

We certainly had a cool encounter with some transient killer whales today! First off, the Kestrel is a speedy boat - no getting around it. At a max speed of around 35 knots and a typical cruising speed around 25-30, we can get places on this beauty of a vessel. Life is even better when the water is...Read more

July 13, 2009

Killer Whales near Victoria

We love days that start off with great sighting reports. The first sighting of the day- killer whales at Race Rocks, near Victoria, heading northeast. This was good news. We loaded the boat, motored out of Friday Harbor and headed south toward Cattle Pass. We had some fun sea conditions- small...Read more