April 24, 2021

Gray Whale Feeding and Fluking in the Rosario Strait!

Laura | M/V Kestrel | 4/24/2021 | 2:00PM Today was a most adventurous day on M/V Kestrel! The skies were quite cloudy with scattered showers, but the seas were glass calm. Skies like these can increase the possibility of seeing whales, as the darker skies lift whale blows against a backdrop that...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whale Family

April 19, 2021

Bigg's Killer Whale Family Milling by Matia Island

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | April 19th, 2021 | 13:00 Shortly after departing the dock, we received word of some Killer Whale reports northeast of Orcas Island. We immediately started heading that way north around the islands, passing lots of wildlife along the way such as harlequin ducks, rhinoceros...Read more
Orcas in San Juan Channel

April 18, 2021

Bigg's Killer Whales Hang Outside of Friday Harbor

Olivia | April 18th, 2021 | M/V Kestrel | 14:00 It felt great to get back out on my first M/V Kestrel trip of the season with Captain Brian, especially since it was warm, calm, AND sunny around the islands. We started the trip with a great group of people excited to get out and see what the Salish...Read more
Gray Whale Up Close

April 12, 2021

Gray Whale Flukes in Salmon Bank

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | April 12th, 2021 | 13:00 What a clear day in the San Juan Islands! Not only could we see Koma Kulshan (Mount Baker) standing tall from the North Cascades, but we could also see Tahoma (Mount Rainier) to the south! You know it is a special day in the Salish Sea when both...Read more
Grey Whale Near Mount Baker

April 6, 2021

Grey Whale Feeds at the Feet of Koma Kulshan

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | April 6th, 2021 | 13:00 We already knew it would be a great day out on the water with Mount Baker making an appearance on the horizon. Our active volcano in the North Cascades is referred to as “Koma Kulshan”, meaning white sentinel with a side missing and known for being...Read more
Strait of Georgia 4/28/18 P.C. Sarah McCullagh Strait of Georgia 4/28/18 P.C. Sarah McCullagh

March 29, 2021

Bigg's Killer Whale T Party with Surprise Guest- Chainsaw!

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | March 29th, 2021 | 13:00 M/V Sea Lion was chartered by an all-female crew today! Captain Sarah and I set out to have one of the craziest and most exciting days this 2021 season in the Salish Sea! We immediately left the dock with reports of Killer Whales in the vicinity. Not...Read more

March 27, 2021

A Calm & Beautiful Saturday with J Pod!

Jordan Higgins | M/V Sea lion | 03/27/21 |1:00pm Today was a fantastic day out on the water! Captain Pete, Laura and I hopped on our vessel, the Sea Lion, and took off out of Friday Harbor. We were lucky to begin the tour with reports of Southern Resident whales just a couple islands away! But,...Read more
Gray Whale in the San Juan Islands

March 26, 2021

A Gray Whale Swims Along A Blue Shoreline

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion| March 26th, 2021| 13:00 Heading south today towards the Strait of Juan de Fuca, we immediately spotted a swimming Steller’s Sea Lion, as well as multiple species of cormorants, gulls, and even loons! This was a good foreshadow for what was to come at Whale Rocks at the bottom...Read more

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