June 13, 2021

Adventurous Rainy Day with a Transient Orca and Humpbacks!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 06/13/2021 2:00pm What an adventurous day! Captain Brian, Captain Erick and suited everyone up and headed out in the rain! I was very impressed with everyone as we faced the rain and headed up full speed to Canada. As we approached the border, we saw a lone transient orca...Read more
Humpback Whale Fluke

June 7, 2021

Humpback Whale Surprise off Stuart

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 06/07/2021 | 12:30 It was a beautiful day here in Friday harbor. The sun beamed down on me and Laura as we guided our guests down the dock towards Osprey where Haleigh and Gabe waited to assist them aboard. We left the harbor heading south down the San Juan Channel towards...Read more

June 5, 2021

Humpback Whale Found Near East Point!

Laura | M/V Osprey | 6/4/2021| 12:30 It was a wonderful day out in the Salish Sea this afternoon! We headed north through San Juan Channel and started looking for all the prey items of our Bigg’s killer whales, like seals, sea lions and harbor porpoises! We searched through Spieden Channel and...Read more
Humpback Whale

June 2, 2021

Big Mama is my hero.

Big Mama is my hero. Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 06/02/2021 | 2:00 Today was a classic example of how spontaneous and serendipitous whale watching here in the San Juan Islands can be. We left the harbor without a concrete plan: whales hadn’t been spotted in US waters, or if they had, they had only just...Read more
Humpback Whale

June 1, 2021

Divot, Big Mama and palpable silence.

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 06/01/2021 | 2:00 I woke up this morning with one of those unexpected, unwarranted gut feelings that today was going to be awesome. Today we were going to see something really special. And that we did. We set out of Friday Harbor heading north. Like days prior, we were...Read more
Humpback Whale in Salish Sea

May 31, 2021

Family Favorite Humpback Whale Flukes in Salish Sea

Olivia | M/V Osprey | May 31st, 2021 | 12:30pm Congratulations to anyone in the islands today- it was officially the hottest day all year! We spend every day out on the water with multiple layers on despite the temperature because these waters stay around 47 degrees year-round. With that wind...Read more

May 29, 2021

Three Humpback Whales on the Canadian Border!

Abby | Sea Lion | 5/29/2021 We set out on M/V Sea Lion. Or at least, we tried. At the lowest tide of the year (or more notably, the past few years), we began our reverse into some shallow water. With the wake from the ferry and hardly any depth, we motored forward and tried again. This time,...Read more