April 3, 2021

Double Whammy with BOTH Residents and Transient Orcas!

Jordan Higgins | M/V Sea lion | 04/03/21 |1:00pm Today was such a special day! It is pretty rare that we see both the Southern Resident Killer Whales and the Transient Orcas in one trip. I felt very lucky and I’m fairly sure all my guests felt the same way. Captain Pete and I began the day like any...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

July 24, 2016

What's Bringing Them Back? Humpbacks in the Salish Sea

What's up, humpbacks! On our whale watch on M/V Seahawk today, we had a chance to encounter these massive baleen whales out in the Rosario Straight - a real treat, considering we don't always get the chance to pass by Orcas and Shaw Island on our tours. These beautiful islands greeted us with views...Read more

July 14, 2016

PCB's - What's Making Our Orcas Sick?

It's not a pretty fact, but it's science: killer whales are among the world's most contaminated marine mammals. How is this possible? What toxins are the orcas dealing with? What are scientists looking at, and how can we help? It comes down to PCB's, or polychlorinated biphenyls. These are a type...Read more