A humpback whale surfaces in the Salish Sea

September 13, 2019

A Mysticete kind of day! Humpbacks and Minkes in the Salish Sea

Sarah | 09/13/2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am Today was just a lovely day on the water! With calm seas and some reports of several baleen whales in our area, Captain Gabe and I were eager to hit the water. We started our day heading south from Friday Harbor through San Juan Channel towards Cattle Pass...Read more

August 23, 2019

Orcas and Humpbacks and More Oh My!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 08/23/19 | 11:00am Today was extraordinary! It was a little touch and go there at the start as we began our tour in the pouring rain. But, everyone really seemed determined to have a very adventurous time despite the wetness! What troopers! Eventually, the skies lightened,...Read more

August 11, 2019

Orca whale near Friday Harbor!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 08/11/19 | 11:00am Today was so fun! We got incredibly lucky as Captain Gabe and I headed out of Friday Harbor and basically found a whale immediately! We first spotted a bald eagle up in the trees near the harbor! We stopped to check him out and watch him perched up in a...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
Bigg's Killer Whales in the Salish Sea

July 22, 2019

A Wild Invasion of Bigg's Killer Whales!

Olivia | July 22nd, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am Despite the beautiful sunshine, Olympic mountain range silhouetting the southern horizon, and Mount Baker proudly standing above the San Juan Islands, we ended up having fairly rough seas as we headed out on our adventure. We left Friday Harbor aware...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near San Juan Island

July 21, 2019

Killer Whale Feeding Frenzy in the Golden Glassy Seas

Olivia | July 21st, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 3:00pm PSA: Long Blog for an epic afternoon! After having an incredible morning trip, Captain Gabe and I set out again to find the whales we had the opportunity to see in the morning, and potentially stumble upon some more. As we were leaving Friday Harbor,...Read more

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