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

July 26, 2019

Peduncle Throwing Humpbacks in the Strait of Georgia!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 07/26/19 | 3:00pm Today was the best humpback day ever!! It all started with Captain Gabe and I taking our vessel out of Friday Harbor and setting off north in hopes of finding some wildlife. Before we even fully left the harbor, however, we spotted a gorgeous bald eagle!...Read more
Humpback Whale in the Strait of Georgia

July 25, 2019

Gleaming Humpback Whale Shimmering in the Salish Sea

Olivia | July 25th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 3:00pm Captain Pete and I headed out this afternoon on a search for whales in our area. We decided to head north through the San Juan Channel and stop at White Rocks to catch a view of our Harbor Porpoises and their pups as they napped and swam near the...Read more

July 24, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales Traveling Through the San Juan Islands

Olivia | July 24th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am It was a beautiful morning as we were able to leave the dock with a reported whale sighting. Earlier that morning, prior to the trip, Captains Brian and Sarah casually boated around to see what whales were gracing our waters when they stumbled upon a...Read more

July 23, 2019

A "T Party" and a humpback whale in the Strait of Georgia!

Naturalist Erin | M/V Kestrel | 3:00 PM | Tuesday, July 23, 2019 This was a trip for the books! We headed north out of Friday Harbor and headed back towards where we had seen whales on our previous trip, in the Strait of Georgia. We stopped past White Rock, which is a very interesting location. It...Read more

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