Dall's Porpoises in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

September 12, 2019

Mount Rainier and Dall's Porpoises Return to the San Juan Islands!

Olivia | September 12th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm What a great day near San Juan Island! Captain Gabe, Co-Naturalist Piper and I headed south through the San Juan Channel to aim for the Strait of Juan de Fuca in hopes of seeing potential whale sightings. We made a stop at Whale Rocks where we...Read more
Orcas in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

August 4, 2019

Killer Whales in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Olivia | August 4th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm Captain Erick, Co-Naturalist Jordan and I, along with our full boat of passengers, decided to head south for an opportunity to see some Bigg’s Killer Whales in the Strait of Juan de Fuca south of Hein Bank. Along the route, our captain was thrilled...Read more
Minke Whales on Hein Bank!

August 3, 2019

Minke Madness on Hein Bank!!

Laura C. | 8/3/2019 | M/V Kittiwake | 11:00am We all had an outstanding day on M/V Kittiwake! With morning reports of minke whales feeding south of Cattle Point on Hein Bank, we anxiously headed south to check out the action! On our way we stopped along some tiny islands to see some harbor seals...Read more
Transient Orca Breach Humpback Whale Photo by Tori Lee

July 7, 2019

Whale Trifecta in the Salish Sea!

Olivia | July 7th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am Today we started our adventure tour by finding two bald eagles right away inside Friday Harbor! Such a good spot after finishing the wildlife talk. We decided to head south down San Juan Channel into the Strait of Juan de Fuca where two of our whale...Read more
Steller's Sea Lions Around San Juan Island

July 3, 2019

Sunsets and Steller's Sea Lions in the Salish Sea

Olivia | June 29, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30pm Sunset tours are always favored by the staff, and for good reason! Calm seas, gorgeous, golden sunset over the water, and Cattle Point Lighthouse silhouetted in the background- what’s not to love? We started off the tour heading south towards Salmon...Read more
Killer whales breaching outside of Seattle

March 13, 2018

Big Group of Breaching Bigg's! (Say that five times fast!)

M/V Sea Lion – 12:00 Noon – Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Just as the first sprinkles fell from the sky the M/V Sea Lion departed from Friday Harbor carrying Captain Mike, Sarah, Erick, myself and an awesome group of kids and kids-at-heart! Heading south along San Juan Channel towards rumors of a large...Read more
Chilling Stellar Sea Lions

August 19, 2016

Raging Seabird Party, or Bait Ball? Also, Chilling Sea Lions

Whoa, Friday Harbor! Are we getting a heat wave or what? Nothing beats summer here in the Pacific Northwest. Dry heat, and out here on the San Juan Islands, it typically doesn't rise above 72 degrees during the day. But the winds have shifted for a few days, and we've been getting some beautiful...Read more

September 11, 2013

K Pod on the Horizon

The M/V Sea Lion left our Friday Harbor location and headed south today, out through Cattle Pass and out to Hein Bank. It had turned into a gorgeous day with sunny skys and calm water. Everyone was happy to be on a boat rather than on land! Along our way to Hein Bank, we came across many steller...Read more

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