August 10, 2022

Hunting in the Haro: T137s Bigg's Killer Whale's Encounter

8/10/22 // MV Osprey // 12:30pm // Helena As we boarded MV Osprey we could hear booms of thunder in the distance. It was a chilly grey August morning as we waiting for a storm in the southern Strait of Juan de Fuca to blow east. Once we had our final numbers and confirmation of safe weather, we...Read more

July 13, 2022

Humpback Whale “Split Fluke” in Haro Strait

Lauren | M/V Osprey | 6/13/2022 |12:30PM M/V Osprey left the dock with sunny skies this Wednesday afternoon. We took a right out of Friday Harbor and headed south towards Cattle Pass. We slowed to view a bald eagle and some harbor seals before cruising over to Whale Rocks to see some Steller’s Sea...Read more

July 9, 2022

Humpback Mom and Calf in the Haro Strait

7/9/2022 Helena MV Kestrel 2pm The adventure tour this afternoon went north up San Juan Channel , through Speiden Channel and off the western coast of Stuart Island where we encountered not one but two Humpback Whales ! This duo was actually a mother and her calf and the two were taking long (10-...Read more

May 20, 2022

Humpbacks Big Mama and Calf Playing in the Haro Strait!

Laura / M/V Sea Lion / 5/20/2022 / 12:30PM This afternoon was the first hint of summer in the Salish Sea! We headed northbound on M/V Sea Lion and had our first bald eagle encounter of the day near the Cactus Islands. We slowly cruised through this area soaking up the blue skies and sunshine and...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 15, 2022

13 Bigg's Killer Whales Cruise Through The Haro and Boundary Pass!!

Laura / M/V Sea Lion / 4/15/2022 / 12:30 PM Today was a wonderful experience out in the Salish Sea with a most exciting orca encounter! We departed Friday Harbor with a morning report of Bigg’s killer whales traveling up the west side of San Juan Island, so we immediately went northbound in hopes...Read more