Humpback Whale Swims Salish Sea

August 9, 2020

Humpback Whale Swims Below the Olympic Mountains

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | August 9th, 2020 | 14:00 Today’s Adventure Trip was quite a ride south, and it was a gorgeous one! We dipped down the San Juan Channel and stopped just south of Cattle Point in a shallow area called Salmon Bank. It was here that we spotted two Minke Whales feeding in the bait...Read more
Humpback Whale near San Juan Island

August 8, 2020

Humpback Whale Flukes in the San Juan Sunset

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 8th, 2020 | 17:30 Setting out on our sunset trip, Captain Pete and I decided to head south again in the direction of Hein Bank to follow up on a Humpback Whale rumor that was potentially traveling north in our direction. Being a long haul on our classic whale watching...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near Whidbey Island

August 7, 2020

A Trip Through Deception Pass Leads to a Whale Trifecta

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | August 7th, 2020 | 14:00 The Hail Mary works again! Captain Brian and I decided to take a chance and head far south on our afternoon adventure trip in an attempt to see Killer Whales between Whidbey and Camano Islands. This was a long shot as there was no coverage on the...Read more
Minke Whale

July 31, 2020

Minke Whale Mania on Salmon Bank!

Erick | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 | July 30, 2020 Today was another beautiful, sunny day here in the San Juan Islands. Captain Pete and I left the dock with some great guests in search of the marine wildlife here. We started by heading south towards Cattle Pass. We made our first stop at Turn Rocks just...Read more
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
SRKW at Sunset

July 25, 2020

Southern Resident Killer Whales Investigate San Juan Channel

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | July 25th, 2020 | 17:30 After seeing part of L-Pod foraging in the Strait of Juan de Fuca on our 13:30 trip, we hoped for our sunset trip that they would still be foraging down there to give our guests the same opportunity to see Southern Resident Killer Whales as we did...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
BCX08670 "Scoop"

July 24, 2020

Humpback Whale BCX0870 "Scoop" in Haro Strait

Sarah | 07/24/2020 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:30pm Captain Pete and I left Friday Harbor on a beautiful summer day in search of whales around the San Juan Islands. We decided to head north towards calm seas, sunny skies, and a reported humpback whale. As we rounded the north side of San Juan Island we...Read more

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