August 24, 2019

A Humpback and Two Families of Transient Orcas!

M/V Kestrel | Saturday, August 24 th , 2019 | Naturalist Alexandria | 11AM We had such a good day on the water! When we started out the trip Captain Brian had heard a report of orcas a bit on of Victoria. We started our trek down south through San Juan Channel and began heading out towards these...Read more

August 23, 2019

Two Species of Whales and Loads of Wildlife!

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Friday, August 23, 2019 | 1:30 PM It was an incredible trip watching whales in the Salish Sea today! We began our trip heading south out of Friday Harbor, as we had some very promising reports of Bigg's killer whales around Smith Island. We headed through the San Juan Channel...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near San Juan Island

August 19, 2019

Heaps of Whales Close to San Juan Island!

Olivia | August 19th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am The whales made our job look so easy today since there was absolutely no build up when we found them right out of Friday Harbor! The only thing we had a chance to see prior was a Bald Eagle soaring above the pines while I was giving my animal...Read more
J16 Southern Residents

August 18, 2019

J16s in the Strait of Juan de Fuca!!

Laura C. / M/V Sea Lion / 8/18/2019 / 1:30 pm Today was an awesome trip aboard M/V Sea Lion! The windy atmosphere produced a bustling Salish Sea, filled with waves and wildlife! We headed towards Middle Bank and found J 16s moving southwest at about 7-8 knots! The J16s are a three-generation...Read more

August 16, 2019

Bigg's killer whales and a humpback whale in the Salish Sea!

Erin | M/V Kestrel | Friday, August 16, 2019 | 11:00 AM It was an incredible trip this afternoon out of Friday Harbor. As soon as we left the harbor, we saw a bald eagle flying towards the treeline. It was awesome to see its 6 foot wingpsan! We saw it land in one of the trees at the very top, and...Read more

August 15, 2019

J Pod, a humpback whale, and loads of wildlife!

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 5:30 PM This evening was the greatest trip of all time. We began our trip heading south out of Friday Harbor. We went through some upwelling zones near Cattle Point lighthouse, which were bringing food to the water's surface and causing birds to...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

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