SRKW near San Juan Island

July 24, 2020

A Profound Moment Met by the Southern Resident Killer Whales

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | July 24th, 2020 | 14:00 “No one will protect what they don’t care about; and no one will care about what they have never experienced.” -David Attenborough I do not even know where to begin with writing tonight’s blog. I have been a naturalist in New Zealand and the San Juan...Read more
BCX08670 "Scoop"

July 24, 2020

Humpback Whale BCX0870 "Scoop" in Haro Strait

Sarah | 07/24/2020 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:30pm Captain Pete and I left Friday Harbor on a beautiful summer day in search of whales around the San Juan Islands. We decided to head north towards calm seas, sunny skies, and a reported humpback whale. As we rounded the north side of San Juan Island we...Read more
Humpback in Haro Strait

July 24, 2020

Fluking Humpback in Haro Strait

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | July 24th, 2020 | 10:00 We started off the trip by being one of the first boats out on the water for the day. That being said, we decided to start the trip by scanning some major bodies of water such as the Haro Strait. These tend to be hot spots for larger cetaceans and a...Read more
Humpback Whale Feeding near San Juan Island

July 13, 2020

Humpback and Minke Whales ZigZag the Sunny Salish Sea

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | July 13th, 2020 | 11:00 Charter Baleen whales in the sunshine, how neat is that!? Captain Brian and I started our private charter by heading south through San Juan Channel, briefly stopping in Cattle Pass to scout for Harbor Porpoise, and eventually dipping down into the...Read more

July 10, 2020

Sunny Day, Orcas, Harbor Seals and a Humpback Whale

M/V Sea Lion Friday, July 10 th | Naturalist Alexandria What a fantastic day we had today! Some trips everything aligns, and this was one of those trips! The weather has been nice the last few days, but today shined. The sunshine was shining bright, and the wind and seas were nice and calm. We...Read more
Transient Orcas in Haro Strait Humpback Whale in Haro Strait

July 3, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales and a Humpback Whale in Haro Strait!

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | July 3rd, 2020 | 14:00 It was such a fun day out on the water with Captain Brian-who is also the owner/operator of our family run business. We call our zodiac trips an ‘Adventure Trip’ for a reason; Not only is our zodiac faster than M/V Sea Lion, it is also all exposed. On...Read more

June 28, 2020

A Trifecta! Bigg's Orcas, Minkes, and A Humpback Whale!

It is only the second day that we have taken M/V Kestrel out this season, and it was a great one. We headed out and took a quick peak at some Harbor Seals sunning themselves on rocks near Turn Island. They looked up at us as we passed by and we got to see their cute, fuzzy faces. After watching...Read more

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