April 9, 2018

Transient Orca Family Hunts Near Saltspring Island (T49A's)

[Sunday – 4/8/18 – 12:00 – M/V Sea Lion – Naturalist Erick] This Sunday was another cloudy and misty day here in the Pacific Northwest. Captain Brian, Rachael, and I headed out with a group of excited passengers. We headed north to go in search of whales and other exciting wildlife as well as avoid...Read more
Bigg's Orcas

April 6, 2018

Transient Orcas in San Juan Channel!

[Friday – 4/6/18 – 12:00 – M/V Sea Lion – Naturalist Erick] Today was a perfect Pacific Northwest day. This morning was completely covered with a misty low-level cloud cover. It was only about 1,000 feet high, so it masked the tallest hills in the islands and scraped the tops of the evergreen...Read more
Bigg's Orcas

April 5, 2018

Bigg's Orca Family T2C's Hunting in Spieden Channel

[Sunday, 4/1/18 – 12:00 – M/V Sea Lion – Naturalist Erick] On Sunday, we went on another fun search for wonderful wildlife in the San Juan Islands! We headed north towards Spieden Island. We made a quick stop just south of Point Caution because there were four Bald Eagles fighting over some carcass...Read more
Bigg's Orcas

March 17, 2018

Bigg's Orca Whales Hunt in front of Friday Harbor

[Friday, 3/16/18 - 12:00 – M/V Sea Lion – Naturalist Erick] We have been experiencing a long sunny break from our normal drizzly spring weather and it seems to be bringing out all the natural spring activities in full force. Flowers are blooming, there are little lambs running around everywhere,...Read more
Killer whales traveling towards the Olympic Mountains

March 15, 2018

A Big Day for Bigg's Killer Whales!

[Naturalist Sarah – 03/15/2018 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00pm] Lately we have had some simply exceptional days out on the water. Not only have we been treated to insane whale sightings, but we have also had magical springtime weather. While I was cooking breakfast this morning Captain Brian called me, “...Read more
Killer whales breaching outside of Seattle

March 13, 2018

Big Group of Breaching Bigg's! (Say that five times fast!)

M/V Sea Lion – 12:00 Noon – Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Just as the first sprinkles fell from the sky the M/V Sea Lion departed from Friday Harbor carrying Captain Mike, Sarah, Erick, myself and an awesome group of kids and kids-at-heart! Heading south along San Juan Channel towards rumors of a large...Read more