Bigg's Killer Whales

August 22, 2019

Two Families of Bigg's Killer Whales North of Sidney Island!

Laura C. | M/V Kestrel | 8/22/2019 | 11:00am, 3:00pm It was an outstanding day aboard M/V Kestrel! Captain Pete touched base with other whale-watching vessels in the area and received reports of two families of Bigg’s killer whales traveling northwest from Sidney Island to Satellite Channel!...Read more
Two Humpbacks!

October 26, 2017

Persistence Pays Off! Humpbacks in the San Juan Islands

[Naturalist Sarah – 10/26/2017 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00pm] Today was a great example of why we never stop scanning the water as we travel through the Salish Sea. After a whirlwind adventure north into the Canadian Gulf Islands, our persistence was rewarded by an encounter with a pair of humpback...Read more
L88 Wavewalker

October 25, 2017

Surprise orcas are the best kind of orcas in the San Juan Islands!

[Naturalist Sarah – 10/25/2017 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00pm] Is this July? Is this the summer? Well, the weather didn’t seem right today, but the sighting sure did… more orcas! Usually we expect to see most of our orcas May-September, with a 90% success rate. In the spring and fall, our orca sightings...Read more
Humpback Whale

October 4, 2017

Plethora of Autumn Wildlife in the San Juan Islands

[Sarah M – 10/04/2017 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00pm] Today was a perfect fall day, and we experienced quintessential San Juan Islands wildlife! Leaving Friday Harbor we headed east for Upright Channel between Lopz and Shaw Islands. The water was glassy and we had crystal clear, panoramic views of Mt...Read more
J27 Blackberry

September 30, 2017

September Orcas are the best Orcas!

[Naturalist Sarah – 09/29/2017 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00pm] September is so amazing. Even in the late days of this most magical month we have been treated to awesome scenery and wonderful wildlife. Yesterday’s tour was a perfect illustration of the quickly changing weather that we can receive in the...Read more