October 6, 2017

Humpback Surprise with Some Bigg's Killer Whales

10/3/17- M/V Sea lion- 12PM We left Friday Harbor and headed towards Haro Strait, towards reports of Bigg’s killer whales in the area. We had barely made it out of the harbor when a humpback surprised us near the shoreline of San Juan Island. We quickly turned around to follow the animal as it...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whale Calf

September 26, 2017

Bigg's Killer Whales Have a Feast!

09/25/17- M/V Kestrel- 2PM Today was a magical day out on the water, our guests were spoiled! We headed South towards the Strait of Juan de Fuca and stopped to see some Steller’s Sea lions along the way. Although these animals are amazing to see in action they don’t smell too great. We continued on...Read more
Southern Resident mom and calf

September 24, 2017

So Many Whales to See In the Salish Sea

09/22/17- M/V Kestrel- 2PM Today we left Friday Harbor on a beautiful fall day, with a slight overcast and glassy seas. We first got to see some harbor seals hauled out on some rocks off of Lopez Island. We then headed to whale rocks where we got to see some Steller’s Sea Lions in and out of the...Read more

September 20, 2017

Transient Orcas off Sidney and - Surprise! - a Humpback!

Saturday, September 16 – M/V Sea Lion – 1:30 PM Charter The Sea Lion motored up to Roche Harbor to pick up today’s charter guests—a wedding party! And a party it was. After everyone was loaded up Captain Gabe gave the Coast Guard-mandated safety talk and we were off! We headed north, cruising...Read more
Biggs Killer Whale Surfacing

September 20, 2017

Biggs Killer Whales to the North

09/18/17 – M/V Sea Lion – 12 PM We left Friday Harbor with reports of whales North of Orcas Island. We headed in that direction and along the way we got some great looks at a number of different harbor porpoise pods. Harbors porpoises usually travel in groups of around four or five individuals but...Read more