Killer Whale Breaches in Salish Sea

August 30, 2020

Surprise Killer Whales Leap in the Rainfall

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | August 30th, 2020 | 14:00 It was the iconic Pacific Northwest weather today, going into the trip with sunshine and warmth, and ending the trip in rain and clouds. However, we do not let the shift in weather get us down just like it does not get down the whales- our trip...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in San Juan Channel

August 28, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Hunting Marine Mammals in San Juan Channel

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 28th, 2020 | 13:30 It was a flawless day out on the water this afternoon. Captain Pete and I were lucky enough to inform our passengers that we were leaving the dock with a rumored whale report in the area, which already made it a special day. What was even better?...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near Whidbey Island

August 1, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales and Deception Pass

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | August 1st, 2020 | 14:00 Today was easily in my Top 5 of Bigg’s Killer Whale experiences. Captain Brian and I knew there were two family groups of transient orca down between Whidbey and Camano Islands. However, we also knew there were Humpback Whales in north Rosario Strait...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

September 14, 2019

Amazing Peduncle Throwing Humpback!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 09/14/19 | 12:00pm Today was unlike any day I’ve had in the San Juan’s! Captain Pete, Naturalist Olivia and I headed out of Friday Harbor and headed down south through the San Juan Channel on the lookout for any wildlife. We reached the southern point of San Juan and admired...Read more

July 20, 2019

Breathing and Breaching Bigg's!!!

Laura C. | 7/20/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30/5:30pm Today was a perfect day out on the water, filled with glorious wildlife! Our first trip aboard M/V Sea Lion was wonderful, consisting of harbor seals, porpoises and Bigg’s killer whales! An adorable harbor seal popped up on the port side of our...Read more

July 9, 2019

Humpback Whales in Canadian Waters!

Laura C. | 7-9-2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am A picturesque mountainous scene was in store for all aboard M/V Kestrel today! The weather along the Salish Sea turned swells and whitecaps of the Pacific Ocean into transparent glass, creating a mirror image of all the beauty surrounding our vessel. This...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Breaching!

June 29, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales Breaching Near Point Roberts!!

Laura C./ 6-29-2019/ M/V Sea Lion / 1:30pm Today was an outstanding day out on the water! Our vessel Sea Lion traveled far north towards Point Roberts! We were so excited to see a large family of Bigg’s killer whales demonstrating an abundance of surface activity!! As our vessel approached the...Read more

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