June 28, 2018

Kestrel Travels North for Transient Orcas

Today was a gorgeous morning on M/V Kestrel! We took to the waters this morning at 10am in search of whales! Captain Mike had gotten a report of Transient Orcas up North near Tumbo Island! Luckily Kestrel is a incredible vessel- the boat equivalent of a well bread race horse shall we say? Captain...Read more
Transient killer whale

September 29, 2017

A Cruise to the Canadian Gulf Islands for Orcas

[Naturalist Sarah – 09/28/2017 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00pm] What a beautiful July… errr, September day? What beautiful weather we have been treated to over the last few days! It has felt more like peak summer with eighty degree temperatures, blue skies, and whales sighted throughout the Salish Sea! As...Read more

July 7, 2016

Mission: Transient Killer Whale - Venture to the Great White North

Every day is a new mission at San Juan Safaris - some days we only have to travel 5 miles outside the harbor to see something interesting, and some days we have to travel all the way up to the Canadian Gulf Islands, to an unconfimed report of possible killer whales traveling away from us at a...Read more

July 19, 2015

J Pod Soiree in the West Side-July 18, 2015

Today myself, Alex and Captain Mike left the dock on the Sea Lion with a boat full of excited passengers, great whale reports and a beautiful evening ahead of us. As we left Friday Harbor we headed South past Griffin Bay in the San Juan Channel. We stopped near Goose Island (still on fire from 4th...Read more