August 23, 2019

Orcas and Humpbacks and More Oh My!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 08/23/19 | 11:00am Today was extraordinary! It was a little touch and go there at the start as we began our tour in the pouring rain. But, everyone really seemed determined to have a very adventurous time despite the wetness! What troopers! Eventually, the skies lightened,...Read more

August 19, 2019

Orca Whales and More Near Friday Harbor!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 08/19/19 | 1:30pm Wow! We saw so much wildlife today! Hope everyone knew how lucky we were to see all that we did! As soon as Captain Pete, Naturalist Piper and I left Friday Harbor, we boated about 5 minutes north and found orca whales immediately! Amazing! Typically, we...Read more

August 16, 2019

Bigg's killer whales and a humpback whale in the Salish Sea!

Erin | M/V Kestrel | Friday, August 16, 2019 | 11:00 AM It was an incredible trip this afternoon out of Friday Harbor. As soon as we left the harbor, we saw a bald eagle flying towards the treeline. It was awesome to see its 6 foot wingpsan! We saw it land in one of the trees at the very top, and...Read more

August 15, 2019

J Pod, a humpback whale, and loads of wildlife!

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 5:30 PM This evening was the greatest trip of all time. We began our trip heading south out of Friday Harbor. We went through some upwelling zones near Cattle Point lighthouse, which were bringing food to the water's surface and causing birds to...Read more

August 13, 2019

So Much Wildlife Near the Olympic Peninsula!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 08/13/19 | Todays trips were amazing! It all started as Gabe and I headed south down through the San Juan Channel. We boated towards Cattle Pass and saw the beautiful lighthouse off the southern tip of San Juan. We then stopped by Whale Rocks and watched a bunch of sea lions...Read more

August 13, 2019

Two whale species and lots of wildlife in the Salish Sea!

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Monday, August 13, 2019 | 1:30 PM It was an absolutely wonderful trip in the Salish Sea today. We left the harbor with numerous reports of large whales in the area, so we headed towards them. We made our through the San Juan Channel and into Spieden Channel. We crossed into...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in the Salish Sea!

August 12, 2019

Wildlife Galore in the Salish Sea!!

Laura C. | M/V Kestrel | 8/12/2019 | 11:00am Today was such a wonderful day out on the water! M/V Kestrel headed to Flattop Island for our first stop to appreciate the diverse wildlife in the area! There, we found some harbor porpoises, harbor seals and bald eagles! A harbor seal was making a lot...Read more

August 11, 2019

Great Wildlife and Orca Tour Near Salt Spring!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 08/11/19 | 3:00pm What an amazing trip! Captain Gabe and I set out of Friday Harbor and headed north through the San Juan Channel. We boated around the eastern tip of Speiden and towards the Cactus Islands. Here we found a bald eagle! The eagle was devouring a huge salmon on...Read more

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