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
P/C. Sarah McCullagh

August 21, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Swim in the Rain

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 21st, 2020 | 13:00 What an adventurous morning on M/V Sea Lion braving the weather and circumnavigating San Juan Island! We started the trip with no whale reports, a very common daily occurrence, and decided to head north scanning the wildlife hot spots for any action...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

September 11, 2019

Orcas and Humpbacks Everywhere!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 09/11/19 | 12:00pm Today was a fantastic day out on the water! Captain Erick and I headed out of Friday Harbor, into the San Juan Channel and up towards the Canadian border. We crossed under Speiden Island where we saw exotic sheep and deer grazing along the grassy hillside...Read more

August 27, 2019

Going the Distance for a Family of Biggs Killer Whales

M/V Sea Lion | August 27 th , 2019 | 1:30 PM | Naturalist Alexandria Today we started off our trip with no firm reports. There was a rumor of a humpback whale that was out fairly far south, but we didn’t have any reports of orcas within our range. We decided to head out of the harbor but within a...Read more

August 11, 2019

Great Wildlife and Orca Tour Near Salt Spring!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 08/11/19 | 3:00pm What an amazing trip! Captain Gabe and I set out of Friday Harbor and headed north through the San Juan Channel. We boated around the eastern tip of Speiden and towards the Cactus Islands. Here we found a bald eagle! The eagle was devouring a huge salmon on...Read more
Orcas on Sunset Trip

August 3, 2019

Canadian Sunset Brings Bigg's Killer Whales

Olivia | August 3rd, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30pm What an evening! We had a beautiful morning with two types of Baleen Whales (still in range) which made it an exceptional trip, and by the sunset trip, we found out about some Killer Whales sightings. The only problem was that they were just out of...Read more

July 30, 2019

Humpback and Orcas in the Strait of Georgia!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 07/30/19 | 11:00am Today, Pete and I took the Kestrel out of Friday Harbor up towards the north, just scanning around all the different islands to find some wildlife. As we boated up through the San Juan Channel, we stopped by White Rocks to view some harbor seals! These...Read more

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