Humpback Whale in Salish Sea

May 30, 2021

Breaching Humpback Whale Trio in the Strait of Georgia

Olivia | M/V Osprey | May 30th, 2021 | 12:30pm Our sunny Sunday started off with heaps of Pigeon Guillemots exploring the inner Friday Harbor as we slowly made our way out of the hustle and bustle of the holiday traffic. Scouting out reports from multiple directions around the San Juan Islands, we...Read more
Gray Whale in Salish Sea

May 29, 2021

Surprise Gray Whale Fluking Near Cattle Point Lighthouse

Olivia | M/V Osprey | May 29th, 2021 | 12:30pm Kicking off Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, we left the dock with Koma Kulshan (Mount Baker) standing tall on the blue horizon as the water below sparkled in the mid-morning sun. Captain Gabe decided to start our adventures south through San Juan...Read more
Gray Whale in the San Juan Islands

March 26, 2021

A Gray Whale Swims Along A Blue Shoreline

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion| March 26th, 2021| 13:00 Heading south today towards the Strait of Juan de Fuca, we immediately spotted a swimming Steller’s Sea Lion, as well as multiple species of cormorants, gulls, and even loons! This was a good foreshadow for what was to come at Whale Rocks at the bottom...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
Transient Orca Breach Humpback Whale Photo by Tori Lee

July 7, 2019

Whale Trifecta in the Salish Sea!

Olivia | July 7th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am Today we started our adventure tour by finding two bald eagles right away inside Friday Harbor! Such a good spot after finishing the wildlife talk. We decided to head south down San Juan Channel into the Strait of Juan de Fuca where two of our whale...Read more
Steller's Sea Lions Around San Juan Island

July 3, 2019

Sunsets and Steller's Sea Lions in the Salish Sea

Olivia | June 29, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30pm Sunset tours are always favored by the staff, and for good reason! Calm seas, gorgeous, golden sunset over the water, and Cattle Point Lighthouse silhouetted in the background- what’s not to love? We started off the tour heading south towards Salmon...Read more

May 5, 2012

Going the Distance

The sun was shining high in the sky as we left Friday Harbor this afternoon. We headed south, far south, enjoying the natural beauty of the islands along the way. At 48o 10.80’N 122 o 59.70’W, off shore between Dungeness Spit and Port Angeles, we spotted our first blow. It was the Southern Resident...Read more