Bigg's Killer Whales in Plumper Sound

March 12, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Hunting in Plumper Sound

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 3/12/2020 | 12:00pm It is always fun to report when passengers find whales from the sky as they arrive to San Juan Island via sea plane! Two passengers had an early morning flight to Friday Harbor and sighted four orcas from above while flying over the San Juan Channel. We...Read more
J Pod in Swanson Channel

March 10, 2020

J Pod Leaping through Swanson Channel!!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 3/10/2020 | 12:00pm Today was such a fun day to be out on the water! M/V Sea Lion left the dock of Friday Harbor and headed north. Moments after we left the dock a large common loon came right by our boat and surprised all the passengers! He was sporting some gorgeous spring...Read more

November 30, 2019

Humpback Pair Fluking Along Stewart Island!

Laura C. | M/V Sea Lion | 11/29/19 | 12:00pm Today was so much fun out on the water! We boarded M/V Sea Lion and headed north into the San Juan Channel. Our first wildlife sighting was a bald eagle on Flattop Island, sitting out in the open on a large boulder. It was an awesome experience to see it...Read more

November 30, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales Hunting in the San Juan Channel!!

Laura C. | 11/30/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm Waking up this morning was bittersweet, as I knew it would be the last trip of the season, but I was equally excited to get out on the water to hopefully see some whales! Today could not have more perfect, with orcas graciously providing a grand finale...Read more

November 24, 2019

Dall's Porpoises Bow Riding?! Say What Now?!!!

Laura C. | M/V Sea Lion | 11/24/2019 | 12:00pm Sunshine radiated throughout the Salish Sea today! The seas were beautiful, surrounded by crisp clean air that provided miles of visibility. We headed north in the San Juan Channel, through President’s Channel and past Patos Island into the Strait of...Read more

November 23, 2019

Dall's Porpoises, Seals and Sea Lions Inhabit the Salish Sea!

Laura C. | 11/23/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 The seas were rocky today in the Salish Sea! Grey clouds blanketed the sky above swirling whitecaps in the San Juan Channel. Captain Pete was in his element behind the helm as we stoically ventured north through the deep sloshy seas. Days like this are...Read more
Bigg's killer whales hunting

November 17, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales Hunting Right Outside Friday Harbor!!

Laura C. | M/V Sea Lion | 11/17/2019 | 12:00 pm What an exceptional day out on the water! The Salish Sea was a buffet of small schooling fish swirling through the surrounding cold-water currents. M/V Sea Lion headed out of Friday Harbor with gusto to stop only minutes away to our fist whale...Read more

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