Humpback whale flukes

June 20, 2020

Humpback Whale on the Summer Solstice

Sarah | 06/20/2020 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm We had an excellent, albeit the moody weather, out on the water. On my first tour back on the water this season, we got to see so much wildlife, and enjoyed some stunning scenery. We left Friday Harbor and headed north through San Juan Channel, and took a...Read more
Bigg's killer whales hunting

November 17, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales Hunting Right Outside Friday Harbor!!

Laura C. | M/V Sea Lion | 11/17/2019 | 12:00 pm What an exceptional day out on the water! The Salish Sea was a buffet of small schooling fish swirling through the surrounding cold-water currents. M/V Sea Lion headed out of Friday Harbor with gusto to stop only minutes away to our fist whale...Read more

October 30, 2019

Minkes, Humpbacks, Harbor Porpoise and a Brown Booby!

M/V Sea Lion | Naturalist Alexandria | Wednesday, October 30, 2019 What a great day we had today! It was probably one of the most perfect fall days! We left the dock and were so excited to see what the day had in store for us. We headed north up San Juan Channel and caught up with some Minke Whales...Read more

October 18, 2019

Humpbacks Squared, and a family of Biggs Killer Whales!

M/V Sea Lion | Naturalist Alexandria | Friday, October 18 th , 2019 What a fantastic day we had out on the water today! We started out our trip and we had a unconfirmed report of orcas north of us. By the time everyone had boarded and we were leaving Friday Harbor a few other boats from our area...Read more

September 24, 2019

Playful Humpback Whales Near Stuart Island!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 09/24/19 | 12:00pm It was so nice out on the water! It was super sunny and warm, and the blue skies brightened everyone’s day! Captain Gabe and I took the Sea Lion out of Friday Harbor and headed north through the San Juan Channel. Along the way we saw our first wildlife...Read more

September 22, 2019

Humpback Day in the Rain!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 09/22/19 | 12:00pm Happy Humpback day! We saw so many humpbacks! It all started as Captain Sarah, Naturalist Piper and I headed up through the San Juan Channel. Despite the rain, we charged onwards towards an adventurous day! We boated up President’s Channel, past Waldron...Read more

September 21, 2019

Southern Resident Orcas & Humpback & Sea Lions!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 09/21/19 | 11:00am What a really great day out on the water! Captain Gabe and I headed south through the San Juan Channel and headed towards a beautiful lighthouse off the southern tip of San Juan: Cattle Point lighthouse. Nearby, we stopped at Whale Rocks and watched tons of...Read more

September 20, 2019

Happy Humpback Day!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 09/20/19 | 12:00pm What a lovely day in the San Juan Island! Captain Sarah, Naturalist Piper and I headed out of Friday Harbor and up north through the San Juan Channel and towards the Canadian border. We boated up President’s Channel and saw our first blow! It was a...Read more

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