Grey Whale Near Mount Baker

April 6, 2021

Grey Whale Feeds at the Feet of Koma Kulshan

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | April 6th, 2021 | 13:00 We already knew it would be a great day out on the water with Mount Baker making an appearance on the horizon. Our active volcano in the North Cascades is referred to as “Koma Kulshan”, meaning white sentinel with a side missing and known for being...Read more

April 16, 2018

Gray Whale in San Juan Channel!!!

14 April, 2018 | M/V Sea Lion | 4:00 PM On the noon trip this day Captain Mike, Erick, and I explored a large area north of San Juan Island so when Captain Mike and I left the docks on our second trip of the day we decided to go south, and boy am I glad we did. On our way down San Juan Channel we...Read more
orca breach

August 18, 2016

J pod and K pod on the West Side!

So Hot, well it’s hot for us. It got all the way up to 80F on land here today, but still pretty cool over the water as we headed towards the west side of San Juan Island again today. We made it to Eagle Cove and started to see those telltale blows over the water. We got closer and it was a very...Read more

May 12, 2010

Gray Whale in John's Pass!

Today we departed Friday Harbor having heard word a gray whale was passing right on through the San Juan Channel! This was exciting news, because not is it a relatively uncommon event to see a gray whale in the waters around the San Juan Islands, it is even more unusual for a gray whale to pass by...Read more