Humpback Whale

July 29, 2020

Humpback Whale Travels through Haro Strait!

Erick | M/V Sea Hawk | 12:00 | Wednesday, July 23, 2020 Today, we had a trip on M/V Sea Hawk out of Roche Harbor. I love taking Sea Hawk out. She has a great viewing platform from the bow, where you are raised a little off the water but not too much, so you feel like you are a little more part of...Read more
Minke Whales near San Juan Island

July 26, 2020

Minke Whales Take Over Hein Bank

Olivia | M/V Kestrel July 26th, 2020 | 10:00 On our morning adventure trip out into the islands, we first decided to stop at Whale Rocks to view about five Steller’s Sea Lions (!!) and many Harbor Seals. It is extra exciting to be seeing Steller’s Sea Lions this time of year because they migrate to...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near Long Island

July 18, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Swim Among Jellyfish

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | July 18th, 2020 | 13:30 It was the most picture-perfect day on the water we have had yet. Immensely sunny, WARM, Mount Baker and Mount Rainier flawlessly in view, the Olympic Mountains defined on the horizon, and calm seas. We traveled south gazing at Harbor Seals hauled out...Read more
Humpback Whale Feeding near San Juan Island

July 13, 2020

Humpback and Minke Whales ZigZag the Sunny Salish Sea

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | July 13th, 2020 | 11:00 Charter Baleen whales in the sunshine, how neat is that!? Captain Brian and I started our private charter by heading south through San Juan Channel, briefly stopping in Cattle Pass to scout for Harbor Porpoise, and eventually dipping down into the...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Near Stewart!

August 6, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales Surround Stewart Island!!

Laura C. | M/V Sea Lion | 8/6/2019 | 5:30pm Our evening wildlife cruise aboard M/V Sea Lion was spectacular! We all anxiously made our way out of Friday Harbor as quickly as possible because we heard reports of orcas traveling south from Boundary Pass to Stewart Island!! It is so exciting to hear...Read more
Humpback whale

August 5, 2019

Humpback Pair Relaxing in the Straight of Georgia!

Laura C. | M/V Kittiwake | 8-5-2019 | 11:00am M/V Kittiwake provided a beautiful wildlife tour all the way in the Straight of Georgia today! We had morning reports of humpback whales south of Point Roberts, and once we arrived in that vicinity, we were happily greeted by beautiful humpbacks fluking...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

July 28, 2019

Abundant Wildlife in the San Juan Channel and Boundary Pass

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 5:30 PM It was a lovely evening of viewing wildlife around the Salish Sea. The Salish Sea attracts so many different types of wildlife because of the amount of productivity that occurs. This productivity creates phytoplankton and allows for the whole...Read more

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