August 7, 2019

Lunge-feeding Minke whales in the Strait of Juan de Fuca!

M/V Sea Lion | Naturalist Erin | 1:30 PM | Thursday, August 1, 2019 What a fabulous trip aboard the M/V Sea Lion. The weather was absolutely beautiful, and we decided to head towards the Strait of Juan de Fuca to see if we could find any whales feeding. We left out of Friday Harbor and right away...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales

August 7, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales a Few Miles from Friday Harbor!

Laura C. | M/V Sea Lion | 8/7/2019 | 1:30pm Today’s whale watch was outstanding! With Captain Pete behind the helm, M/V Sea Lion ventured eastbound to see some Bigg’s killer whales! We were so happy to find the T019s so close to Friday Harbor, right around Blakely, Shaw, and Orcas Island! This...Read more

August 3, 2019

Minkes Whales and a Humpback Swimming Through the Sea!

Piper | Saturday, August 3, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30 PM On this beautiful Saturday afternoon in the San Juan Islands, Captain Gabe, naturalist Olivia, and I took a lovely group of people out to scan for whales and wildlife! We headed south into San Juan Channel after leaving the marina and just...Read more
Minke Whales on Hein Bank!

August 3, 2019

Minke Madness on Hein Bank!!

Laura C. | 8/3/2019 | M/V Kittiwake | 11:00am We all had an outstanding day on M/V Kittiwake! With morning reports of minke whales feeding south of Cattle Point on Hein Bank, we anxiously headed south to check out the action! On our way we stopped along some tiny islands to see some harbor seals...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Feed Near Patos

August 2, 2019

What's on the Menu Tonight? Killer Whales Dine Near Patos Island!

Laura C. | 8/2/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm Today was a prime example of marine mammal hunting specialists at work! We made our way north on M/V Sea Lion towards Patos Island to find killer whales enjoying an afternoon meal! Our Bigg’s killer whales closely circled a carcass and passed it around to...Read more

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

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