Humpback whales

June 15, 2019

Two humpbacks journey through the San Juan Islands

Laura | Saturday June 15, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12pm/ 5:30pm Today was a wonderful day out on the water aboard M/V Sea Lion! We first found a large congregation of harbor seals hauled out along the rocks of the east side of Flat Top, one of the nearby islands along the San Juan Channel. Some of...Read more

June 14, 2019

What a Trip!

M/V Kestrel | 11:00 AM | Naturalist Alexandria | June 14 th , 2019 What a fantastic day today turned out to be! We loaded onto M/V Kestrel, excited for the day ahead! We met Captain Gabe down on the dock and eagerly boarded onto the vessel. As we headed out we didn’t have any firms reports to go...Read more

June 14, 2019

Heather, Raptor, and the T49A's

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Friday, June 14, 2019 | 12:00 PM What a fantastic afternoon out in the Salish Sea! It began with humpback whales directly outside of Friday Harbor. We headed a couple of minutes south before seeing two humpback whales. They were diving at the same time and coming up to the...Read more

June 11, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales on a sunny day!

Erin | M/V Kestrel | Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 11:00 AM Today was a stunning day out in the Salish Sea. We left Friday Harbor and travelled north toward some orca reports. As we got closer to Spieden Island, we got some amazing looks at a bald eagle perched in the treetops. It had its white plumage...Read more

June 9, 2019

Humpbacks and Harbor Porpoise

Naturalist Alexandria | M/V Sea Lion | Sunday, June 9 th Today was a great day! We all met up at the office and got our group of 14 together for this trip. It was an awesome mix of people, and though we are coast guard approved for 49 people we only had 14 people on board so everyone had ample...Read more

June 2, 2019

Stitch the Humpback near Saturna 06/02/19

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 06/02/19 | 12:00 Today Captain Erick and I took the Sea Lion out of Friday Harbor for a wonderful cruise around the islands. We, first, headed north through the San Juan Channel and passed the eastern tip of Speiden Island. Then, we made a pitstop at Flattop Island! This...Read more

June 1, 2019

Stitch the Humpback Whale near East Point!

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 12:00 PM Today was an excellent day out on the water! The afternoon was seeming like it was going to be a beautiful, sunny one, so spirits were high amongst everyone. We left Friday Harbor and travelled north. We saw many harbor porpoises as we...Read more

May 28, 2019

Abundant Wildlife in the Salish Sea!

Erin | Monday, May 27, 2019 | M/V Sea Hawk | 12:00 PM Today we had some students from the University of Minnesota come out on our boat! They were studying at the Friday Harbor Labs to learn more about Marine Biology field study, and they came out with us to see some Salish Sea wildlife. It was a...Read more

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