Minke Whale near San Juan Island

July 28, 2020

A Minke Whale Forages in San Juan Channel

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | July 28th, 2020 | 17:30 We started off the trip by heading south into the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of the same Bigg’s Killer Whales we saw on our 13:30 trip. We knew they were heading south but currently no one in the PWWA was on scene with them, making it more of an...Read more
Minke Whales Feeding

July 26, 2020

Minke Whale Feeding Frenzy

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | July 26th, 2020 | 14:00 After having an exciting morning trip, we were already enthused for our afternoon adventure! We immediately went south towards Whale Rocks in hopes to see the Steller’s Sea Lions to which they greeted us with lots of water wrestling and face biting!...Read more
Minke Whales near San Juan Island

July 26, 2020

Minke Whales Take Over Hein Bank

Olivia | M/V Kestrel July 26th, 2020 | 10:00 On our morning adventure trip out into the islands, we first decided to stop at Whale Rocks to view about five Steller’s Sea Lions (!!) and many Harbor Seals. It is extra exciting to be seeing Steller’s Sea Lions this time of year because they migrate to...Read more
Orcas near Cypress Island

July 8, 2020

Southern Resident Killer Whales Intercept Transient Orcas

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | July 8th, 2020 | 13:30 The most fin-tastic trip yet! It was such a great day out on the water, I am still shaking with excitement! We headed towards the western side of Cypress Island to follow rumors of Bigg’s Killer Whales milling in the area. When we arrived on scene,...Read more

June 10, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Cruise Around the San Juan Islands!

Laura / M/V Sea Lion / 6/10/2020 / 12:00pm Today I am thrilled to report a most fulfilling whale watch after a long sabbatical due to recent COVID regulations. Captain Pete and I dusted off our binos and set off into the Salish Sea on M/V Sea Lion! She seemed just as happy to be back out on the...Read more
J16 Southern Residents

August 18, 2019

J16s in the Strait of Juan de Fuca!!

Laura C. / M/V Sea Lion / 8/18/2019 / 1:30 pm Today was an awesome trip aboard M/V Sea Lion! The windy atmosphere produced a bustling Salish Sea, filled with waves and wildlife! We headed towards Middle Bank and found J 16s moving southwest at about 7-8 knots! The J16s are a three-generation...Read more
Humpback whale

August 5, 2019

Humpback Pair Relaxing in the Straight of Georgia!

Laura C. | M/V Kittiwake | 8-5-2019 | 11:00am M/V Kittiwake provided a beautiful wildlife tour all the way in the Straight of Georgia today! We had morning reports of humpback whales south of Point Roberts, and once we arrived in that vicinity, we were happily greeted by beautiful humpbacks fluking...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Near Shaw Island!

July 2, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales Foraging Near Shaw Island!!

Laura C. | 7/2/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm It was quite an adventure in the Salish Sea today on M/V Sea Lion! Passengers embraced the wind and swirling seas like seasoned mariners, in hopes of momentarily connecting with these graceful and somewhat mysterious sea creatures. Luckily our voyage was...Read more

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