Minke Whales near San Juan Island

July 4, 2020

Many Minke Whales in the Strait of Juan de Fuca!

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | July 4th, 2020 | 09:00 Charter Today was the most beautiful day on the water I have had yet this season. Good thing too because it was a holiday! We booked a 9:00am charter to head out in the morning in search of whales around the San Juan Islands. Being the first boat on...Read more
Transient Orcas San Juan Islands

September 11, 2019

Private Charter with Amazing Whales

Olivia | September 11th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 3:00pm Private Charter This afternoon we had a private charter of two book on, which was an absolute delight. These folks were so excited just to be on the water checking out the gorgeous scenery of our many islands. We decided to wave at the Humpback...Read more
Henry Island in the Sunshine

March 12, 2017

Early Spring in the San Juan Islands

We had a wonderful early spring day out on the water. Gray skies and a little Pacific Northwest liquid sunshine never stop us from finding wildlife and having a great time. With nine hearty souls aboard the M/V Sea Lion left Friday harbor and headed North. We spotted harbor porpoises on our way up...Read more
Two Humpback whales in Boundary Pass, British Columbia

October 28, 2016

Humpback Whales: A Comeback Story in the Salish Sea and Beyond

While May through September tends to be peak season for spotting killer whales, also known as orcas, here in the San Juan Islands, we are in the midst of a second peak in whale sightings right now. From about September into November we have our peak sightings of humpback whales. These past weeks...Read more

July 25, 2011

Charter Boats, Friday Harbor San Juan Island, Near Seattle

Recently we had a family group charter the Kittiwake boat for a family reunion. They had our favorite caterer bring boxed lunches, sodas and home made goodies for the occasion. Kittiwake is certified for 24 passengers. When booking the public in, we limit this number to 12. When using her for a...Read more