August 9, 2022

Life (and death!) in The Salish Sea

Elle | M/V Kestrel | 8/9/2022 | 2:00 PM Today was an absolute rollercoaster of emotions! We started our journey from San Juan Island and followed reports of Bigg's killer whales towards the Rosario Strait. In Obstruction Pass, we spotted an osprey! This fish-eating bird (and the namesake of one of...Read more

August 1, 2022

"Kittiwake" and the Gang in Plummer Sound

Kelly | M/V Osprey | 8/1/22 | 12:30 It was a picture-perfect summer day as we left Friday harbor and headed north in San Juan Channel. After quickly cruising up the channel, we stopped at Flattop Island. This island was bustling with wildlife! Multiple bald eagles soared over head as harbor seals...Read more

June 23, 2022

Bigg's Killer Whales at Turn Point Lighthouse

Elle | M/V Osprey | June 23, 2022 |12:30PM Today we had a beautiful day out on the Salish Sea. It was sunny and warm with calm seas and very little wind. We started the day with reports of a family of Bigg’s killer whales just north of John’s Pass in the San Juan Channel. We arrived at the family,...Read more

June 18, 2022

Orca Whales, Falcons and the Gargantuan Eagles Nest

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 06/18/2022 | 2:00pm Today was so much fun. Not only did we have a full crew aboard Kestrel today (myself, Elle AND Captain Eric), we also managed to spend some time with my favorite family of Bigg’s Killer Whales, the T123s. Then we got a quick glimpse of a couple of...Read more
Humpback Tail Fluke

June 17, 2022

Successfull Search for Humpbacks & A Bald Eagle Frenzy

Kelly | M/V Kestrel | 6.16.21 | 10:00am | When we left the dock on the M/V Kestrel there was a whopping total of 0 whale reports. This is not completely unusual for our 10am departure time. This early, there are only a small number of whale watch boats out on the water searching for wildlife...Read more

June 16, 2022

Humpbacks Near Saturna Island

June 16 th , 2022 Abby Dahl 12:30pm Osprey Gabe, Maxx, Helena and I took to the water as we wrestled the current coming out of Friday Harbor. Bald eagles sat perched in the tree tops at Friday Harbor Labs, and the water shimmered an emerald green. We stopped at Flattop Island on our cruise north,...Read more

May 29, 2022

A Sunset Search for Bigg’s Killer Whales

Lauren | M/V Sea Lion | 5.29.2022 | 5:30 PM It is finally sunset season here at San Juan Safaris and I couldn’t be more excited! Sunset trips are my absolute favorite... Nothing beats watching whales with a setting sky as your backdrop. Memorial Day weekend went out with a bang with a visit from a...Read more