July 6, 2019

Southern Resident Orcas off San Juan!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 07/06/19 | 1:30pm Today, was a very special day for the Salish Sea! Why you ask? Because the Southern Resident Orcas are back!! For the first time in weeks J, K and L pods have been spotted in the San Juan Islands! This literally made national news! So, we were incredibly...Read more

July 4, 2019

Gray Whale By Whidbey!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 07/04/19 | 1:30pm Happy Fourth of July!! The day started with a beautiful parade marching down Spring Street in Friday Harbor. It created an air of excitement amongst everyone. Captain Pete, Naturalist Laura and I took our vessel, the Sea Lion, out of Friday Harbor towards...Read more
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June 21, 2019

Porpoising Orcas in the Haro Strait! 06/21/19

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 06/21/19 | 12:00pm The sun shone high in the sky on this lovely Friday in Friday Harbor! Almost immediately, the crew received reports of whales not too far away, so everyone got really excited. Captain Pete, Naturalist Erin and I took our vessel, the Sea Lion, out of the...Read more

June 9, 2019

Orcas in the Strait of Juan De Fuca! 06/09/18

Jordan| M/V Kestrel | 06/09/19 | 11:00 As we got everyone suited up, excitement filled the air. Eventually everyone headed down and met with Captain Gabe by the Kestrel and we headed out of Friday Harbor. We heard reports coming from Canadian waters so we sped down the San Juan Channel and towards...Read more

June 8, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales and Surprise Humpbacks in Haro Strait!

Piper | Saturday, June 8, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30 PM On this evening’s sunset whale watch we headed out of the marina to go north again, with a very different destination in mind compared to our afternoon trip; the same orcas we were watching by Jones Island were now in Cordova Bay off of...Read more
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June 2, 2019

Transient Orcas in the Haro Strait! 06/02/19

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 06/02/19 | 5:30pm As the sun sank lower in the sky, Captain Pete and I took off out of Friday Harbor to start our sunset cruise adventure. We headed north through the San Juan Channel towards Speiden Channel. Then we heard whispers on the whale watcher’s radio that there...Read more

June 1, 2019

Rare Gray Orca Whale Sighting in Canada! 06/01/19

Jordan | M/V Kestresl | 06/01/19 | 11:00am Today was basically the most magical day. And no, I’m not being dramatic. It’s true. It started with our first trip leaving Friday Harbor at around 11:30am. And although it was a tad later than usual, it was definitely worth the wait! Captain Gabe and I...Read more

May 25, 2019

Baby Humpback And Baby Orca 05/25/19

Jordan | May 25, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 3:00 trip What a fantastic trip out in the San Juan Islands! Captain Gabe and I took the Kestrel and sped out to adventure with our wonderfully excited guests. We headed north through the San Juan Channel and spotted something beautiful right away! Bald eagles...Read more

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