August 2, 2018

Bald Eagle Party|7/21/18| 5:30 pm

Leaving the harbor with a full boat Captain Mike, Alexandria and myself were excited to get out on the water and see what orcas were hanging around the San Juan Channel! It’s really a treat and a weight off our shoulders when the whales are right outside the harbor since sometimes we must travel...Read more

July 7, 2018

Humpback melody

Captain Pete, naturalist Alexandria and myself and were taking off for our second trip of the day along with our joyful guests that were ready to be out on the water. We had heard some other boats had found a humpback on the West side of San Juan and were hoping to get a look at it on this trip. We...Read more

July 3, 2018

Bigg's Killer Whales on the Hunt

Captain Brian and I arrived at the docks this morning with no reports of any whales in our area. Both hopeful that we would be able to find our own animals on this rainy and gray morning, we gathered our excited guests and headed out the harbor. As soon as we left the harbor, a couple of killer...Read more

June 22, 2018

Humpbacks Near San Juan Island

It was humpback whales galore today near Friday Harbor. We saw one humpback whale just outside of the harbor in San Juan Channel. We then decided to head south and stop to see some harbor seals and Steller’s sea lions at whale rocks. Steller’s spend their summers on the coast and up in Alaska for...Read more

June 16, 2018

Friday Harbor Orcas!

Headed out of Friday Harbor on a summer-like June day after a pretty rainy and moody month, we were finally getting a taste of that hot summer sun! The breeze in the harbor was warm and the water calm and clear. Captain Mike, naturalist Piper and myself headed north for the San Juan Channel to look...Read more

May 16, 2018

Humpback Mom and Calf Catch Some Rays and Some Much-Needed Rest

Wednesday, May 16 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 Noon The M/V Sea Lion left Friday Harbor today and headed south into the glorious San Juan sunshine towards a report of two humpback whales near Salmon Bank, just off Cattle Point. Captain Pete, naturalist Rachel, myself, and our guests arrived on scene to...Read more

April 1, 2018

Transient Orcas Outside Friday Harbor

(Naturalist Rachel- Friday, April 30- M/V Sea lion) Today we were lucky to have reports of Orcas just north of San Juan Island. We headed out of the harbor and came across a few bald eagles in flight, a majestic sight to be seen! Not too long after that we found a group of transient, or Bigg’s...Read more