Transient Orca near San Juan Island

August 11, 2020

Transient Orca Tour San Juan Island

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 11, 2020 | 13:00 It was an exception treat this morning leaving the dock. We had reports of Bigg’s Killer Whales within our area that swam in quickly from Victoria early this morning. They moved up so far and fast, that leaving the dock they were milling near the...Read more
SRKW near San Juan Island

July 24, 2020

A Profound Moment Met by the Southern Resident Killer Whales

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | July 24th, 2020 | 14:00 “No one will protect what they don’t care about; and no one will care about what they have never experienced.” -David Attenborough I do not even know where to begin with writing tonight’s blog. I have been a naturalist in New Zealand and the San Juan...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

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
Female Orca Breaches

January 27, 2016

Orca Behavior 101: Breaching

"So, what makes them breach?" Ahhhhhhh, the most common question whale watchers consistently ask. The answer is...... We don't know for sure!! A full breach is known as the "big splash" or more scientifically as when more than two thirds of a whale’s body leaves the water. This behavior is one of...Read more

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