April 28, 2022

Feeding Bigg's Killer Whales and an Opportunistic Bald Eagle

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | April 28th, 2022 | 12:30pm Leaving the dock today, we were elated with the weeklong streak of sunny weather. Cool winds and warm skies guided us inner island towards Rosario Strait, passing heaps of bait balls and feeding Rhinoceros Auklets. Kissing the southern end of Lummi...Read more

April 24, 2022

A True Wildlife Bonanza

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 04/24/2022 | 1:30pm Today was crazy. Now, every day is of course, special out here- you never really know what you’re gonna get, much like a box of chocolates. But something truly wild happened on our journey today. Kestrel rounded itself up and over the north side of San...Read more
Gray Whale near D'Arcy Island

April 24, 2022

A Fluking Gray Whale Feeds in Canadian Waters

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | April 24th, 2022 | 12:30pm Continuing our weekend stretch of beautiful weather, it made our decision to travel towards Vancouver Island that much easier. Shortly after leaving the dock, we received word that there was a Gray Whale over by D’Arcy Island. This excited us and...Read more

April 23, 2022

Bigg’s Killer Whales and a Fluking Gray Whale in the Juan de Fuca

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 04/23/2022 | 1:30pm Well today was exciting, to say the least! Kestrel flew out of Friday Harbor and turned right, taking a brief moment to observe a bob of Harbor Seals (yes, the collective noun of seals is a bob. How fun!) hauled out on the rocks just beyond turn island...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in the Salish Sea

April 23, 2022

Bigg's Killer Whales Travel Along the Olympic Mountains

Olivia | M/V Osprey | April 23rd, 2022 | 12:30pm On our first Osprey trip of the season and the sunniest day of the week, we decided to head south in an effort to see some orcas down by Victoria, B.C. The beauty of this day could not be matched as we continually motored through glassy seas past...Read more

March 18, 2022

Two Families of Bigg's Killer Whales Play in Rosario Strait

Olivia | March 18th, 2022 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:30pm Today’s trip was so unexpected for March here in the Salish Sea. We were lucky enough to leave the dock with some reports of Bigg’s Killer Whales in Rosario Strait! With these whales moving south and being a bit further away, we headed inner island...Read more

March 16, 2022

A Whale Trifecta in March!

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | March 16th, 2022 | 12:30pm If I would have known leaving the dock today what I know now, there is no way I would believe it. We headed out just like any other spring day; a cold breeze guiding us towards the flirting sun in search of any Salish Sea wildlife. On M/V Sea Lion...Read more

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