Bigg's Killer Whales in Haro Strait

March 8, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Milling in the Haro Strait!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 3/8/2020 | 12:00pm What a gorgeous day to spend out on the water! I was so excited to head south through the San Juan Channel in glass calm seas, with blue skies and clear visibility! Cattle Point is one of my favorite viewing spots for a multitude of pelagic birds readily...Read more

October 5, 2019

Beautiful Bigg's Killer Whales Beyond the Border!

Piper | Saturday, October 5, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 PM Today started out so dreary but by the time we were gathering for our 12:00 Classic trip, the rain dried up and the sun was just starting to peak through the clouds, making for a beautiful day on the water!! Captain Sarah, Jacob, our Kayak...Read more
Southern Resident Killer Whales in Haro Strait

September 30, 2019

Magical Day Spent with the Southern Resident Killer Whales!

Olivia | September 30th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm Today was SO magical! We left Friday Harbor heading north through the San Juan Channel and cutting through Spieden Channel in order to end up near Henry Island. All along the way we saw swimming Harbor Seals and Harbor Porpoises! However, what...Read more
Humpback Whale in Rosario

September 22, 2019

Humpback Whale Duo off Orcas Island

Olivia | September 22nd, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am We started off our Adventure Trip by heading north through Spieden Island. To our surprise, the entire island was so lush green in just a matter of one week with the amount of rain we have gotten. We looked at Mouflon Sheep for quite a bit...Read more

September 5, 2019

Ressies and Humpback!

M/V Sea Lion | September 5th, 2019 | Naturalist Alexandria What a great day we had today! We were so excited when we got on board M/V Sea Lion and knew that we had reports of orcas within our range. To make matters even more awesome, these sightings were of Resident Orcas- an Ecotype that we have...Read more
Killer Whales in Boundary Pass

September 4, 2019

Transient Orcas Take Over Boundary Pass

Olivia | September 4th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm What an incredible day aboard M/V Sea Lion! Captain Sarah, Co-Naturalist Jordan and I headed north through the San Juan Channel in hopes to see some whale reports that were rumored from the morning. Initially we were going to head around the tip...Read more

August 14, 2019

Whales Filter Feeding in the Haro Strait!

Laura C. | M/V Kestrel | 8/14/2019 | 11:00am This morning’s adventure whale watch and wildlife tour was simply outstanding! Captain Gabe directed our vessel, Kestrel, southbound towards Hein Bank. This area is a great spot for wildlife viewing! There are a few shallow banks south of San Juan Island...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near San Juan Island

July 10, 2019

A [Killer] Whale Adventure in the Salish Sea!

Olivia | July 10th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am We had the most adventurous ‘Adventure Tour’ yet this season! Gearing up for the trip, Captain Brian decided to take a risk and head towards our only Killer Whale reports down in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, almost bordering Haro Strait. On our way...Read more

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