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

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