August 28, 2018

Transient orcas in the Strait of Georgia

August 28- M/V Sea Lion- 1:30 pm Yesterday we left the dock at Friday Harbor and went North towards British Columbia. We came across a few families of transient orcas, specifically the T100’s and the T124D’s. In total we had 8 whales milling about in the Strait of Georgia. Those families include a...Read more

June 28, 2018

Orcas North of San Juan Island

Today we got to see a group of transient orca whales just north of San Juan Island. On our way out of Friday Harbor we got a look at a swimming juvenile Steller’s sea lion. We then continued to head out of the Harbor and went into Presidents channel where we came across the T137’s. When we first...Read more

June 23, 2018

Orca sunsets

Captain Pete and I were on our second trip of the day ready to be out on the water during the golden hour and hopefully encounter some animals! With very excited guests, we headed up North to see if we could find the same orcas we were with during our day trip. Apparently, these guys were covering...Read more
Hunting a porpoise

June 22, 2018

Predation Presentation - Hunting Bigg's Killer Whales

Jordan | June 21, 2018 | M/V Kestrel | 2:00 The day boasted a brilliant sunshine but also a bombardment of wind. And with wind comes waves which made today quite the adventure! Captain Mike took our boat up north through the San Juan Channel to Boundary Pass in between Waldron and Stuart islands...Read more
Humpback Whale

May 22, 2018

Humpback Whale Tails

[Saturday, 5/19/18 - M/V Kestrel - 2:00PM - Naturalist Erick] For our afternoon trip, Captain Gabe and I took Kestrel north once again. We stopped to see some great Harbor Porpoises swimming in the rips off of Green Point! Next, we headed through Boundary Pass and stopped at East Point to look at...Read more
Steller Sea Lions

May 22, 2018

Early Morning Wildlife

[Saturday, 5/19/18 - M/V Kestrel - 10:00AM - Naturalist Erick] This Saturday, Captain Gabe and I took an early morning group out to go search for fun wildlife in the Salish Sea. Aboard Kestrel in our exposure suits we jetted off at around 26 kts to start our search. We headed north in San Juan...Read more
Humpback Whale

May 9, 2018

Humpback Whale Mom and Calf Feeding in the Salish Sea

[Friday, 5/4/18 - M/V Sea Lion - 12:00 - Naturalist Erick] May the Fourth Be with you! Today, Captain Pete and I headed north to ply the waters of the Salish Sea and look for incredible wildlife. Yesterday, we heard of some Humpback Whales hanging out in Birch Bay so we headed in that direction. On...Read more