July 21, 2017

Transient Orcas Spotted on the Sunset Whale Watch

[Sarah M. – 07/20/2017 – M/V Sea Lion – 05:30pm] After a bit of a gray day in the San Juan Islands, we had a very welcome break in the clouds as we departed on our sunset whale watch from Friday Harbor. Out here in the Salish Sea your luck with wildlife sightings can change minute by minute, and...Read more

July 18, 2017

Bigg's Killer Whales North of Orcas Island

[7/17/17- M/V Sea Lion- 1:30 PM] Another day out on the water here in the beautiful Salish Sea! We left our dock in Friday Harbor and headed to the North West side of Orcas Island. Once we got to that area we found a couple different families of transient killer whales, but we focused our attention...Read more

July 18, 2017

Transient Whale Calves in Canada

(7/15/17- M/V Sea Lion- 1:30 PM and 5:30 PM) Another day on the water with whale calves! We saw the same two families of whales on both our afternoon and sunset trip departing from Friday Harbor, the T34’s and part of the T37’s. These individual whales have been hanging out in near the San Juan...Read more
T36B's with Mt. Baker behind

July 15, 2017

Transient Whale Party in Rosario Strait

[7/14/17- M/V Kestrel- 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM] M/V Kestrel had two trips today leave from Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. On our 10 AM and 2 PM departure we saw the same group of transients, a combination on a few families of transients, totaling in 12 whales! It is always great to see this large...Read more
Bald Eagle

July 13, 2017

Transient Whale Calf North of San Juan Islands

[7/13/17- M/V Kestrel- 10:00 AM] Nothing like an orca calf to start your day off right! Today we left Friday Harbor for our morning whale watching tour and headed just North of Orcas Island to see a few transient orca families in action. When we arrived on scene the orcas were fragmented between...Read more
Transient Orca

July 12, 2017

Transient Killer Whales in Boundary Pass

Rachel A. 7/9/17 – Sea Lion 1:30 PM Departure Today on our afternoon sea lion trip we were lucky enough to watch some transient orcas. Transient orcas have been the name of the game this whale watching season, which is giving our guests and naturalists a good opportunity to observe the differences...Read more

July 7, 2017

The Transient Orca Whale Party Continues

7/7/17 - Kestrel 2:00 PM Departure Today we left Friday Harbor at 2pm and couldn’t ask for better reports to start our trip with. We headed just a bit North inside San Juan channel and came across ‘Divot’, a humpback whale commonly seen in this area. We watched as he surfaced regularly and...Read more