Explore San Juan Island

June 7, 2019

Top 5 Things to Do on San Juan Island for First Timers

I have recently uprooted back to the United States after living in New Zealand for a year and a half and decided I wasn’t ready to give up that beautiful scenery. I discovered the San Juan Islands after an impromptu trip with my best friend and decided not only is it incredibly similar to my life...Read more
T077A lone male killer whale

April 12, 2019

Orca spotted in the San Juan Islands

[Sarah | 04/12/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm] Today was a fantastic day spent in the Salish Sea. The sun was shining, the water was calm, and we had wildlife to find! Leaving the dock in Friday Harbor we had no reports of whales in the area, but we didn’t let that dampen our spirits. Reports can...Read more
M/V Kestrel underneath Deception Pass Bridge

September 21, 2018

Orcas in Saratoga Passage | 09/21/2018 | 01:00pm

Sarah | 09/21/2018 | M/V Kestrel | 01:00pm We had an amazing day on the water, traveling further south than Captain Mike and I had ever taken one of our boats before, and most importantly, saw killer whales! When we left Friday Harbor we had no reports of killer whales in the area, but days on the...Read more

June 30, 2018

Wildlife and Orcas, a Perfect PNW Day | Friday, June 29, 2018

Sarah | 06/29/2018 | M/V Sea Lion | 01:30pm Yesterday’s overcast weather yielded amazing wildlife viewing… with a bit of [much needed] rain falling from the gray skies the islands had that very specific Pacific Northwest magic swirling over them. Leaving Friday Harbor Captain Mike, Naturalist...Read more
Male killer whale surfacing

April 18, 2017

Orcas and Wildlife in the San Juan Islands

We could not have asked for a better spring weather out on the M/V Sea lion today. We started our day with reports of whales on the North side of Orcas Island. On our way up to the area we spotted some harbor seals swimming in the water and some bald eagles flying up ahead. We arrived on scene to a...Read more