July 28, 2019

Abundant Wildlife in the San Juan Channel and Boundary Pass

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 5:30 PM It was a lovely evening of viewing wildlife around the Salish Sea. The Salish Sea attracts so many different types of wildlife because of the amount of productivity that occurs. This productivity creates phytoplankton and allows for the whole...Read more

July 28, 2019

A Humpback Whale in the Strait of Georgia!

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 1:30PM It was a lovely afternoon in the Salish Sea. We began our trip heading north out of Friday Harbor. We headed up San Juan Channel and got some great views of the surrounding islands as we made our way toward Boundary Pass. As we went up the...Read more

July 20, 2019

Breathing and Breaching Bigg's!!!

Laura C. | 7/20/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30/5:30pm Today was a perfect day out on the water, filled with glorious wildlife! Our first trip aboard M/V Sea Lion was wonderful, consisting of harbor seals, porpoises and Bigg’s killer whales! An adorable harbor seal popped up on the port side of our...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales

July 19, 2019

Hungry Humpbacks and Tail Slapping Transients!

Laura C. | 7/19/2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am Today was absolutely exquisite on M/V Kestrel! We had such a great time observing all the diverse wildlife found in the Salish Sea! Our Captain Gabe rounded the bend out of Friday Harbor and we already had our first sighting, a bald eagle! This eagle...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales and Rainbows!

July 17, 2019

Killer Whales and Rainbow Skies!!

Laura C. | 7/17/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30pm This evening’s whale watch was simply magical! Captain Pete manned the helm and ventured north to Swanson Channel. Our passengers were thrilled to find a family of Bigg’s killer whales traveling near North Pender Island! This family was quickly...Read more

July 15, 2019

Two different baleen whales in the Salish Sea!

Erin | M/V Kestrel | Sunday, July 14, 2019 | 3:00 PM What a lovely trip aboard the M/V Kestrel this afternoon. We began our trip going north out of Friday Harbor because we heard that there was a gray whale travelling along the shoreline of Shaw Island! We were barely ten minutes into our trip when...Read more

July 15, 2019

A true wildlife adventure in the Salish Sea!

Erin | M/V Kestrel | Sunday, July 14, 2019 | 11:00 AM It was an absolutely wildlife-filled day on the water this morning. We began our trip heading south out of Friday Harbor. We made our way to Cattle Point and got a lovely view of the lighthouse. Then we went directly across the San Juan Channel...Read more

July 13, 2019

Gray Whale Fluking Near Whidbey Island!

Laura C. | 7/13/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30 pm This evening’s whale watch was so much fun! Our captain Pete manned the helm as we ventured south towards Whidbey Island to find a gray whale!! It was so exciting to see such a beautiful whale on a sunset trip! Gray whales sift through the ocean floor...Read more

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