Solo Bigg's Killer Whale near Stuart Island

September 8, 2019

Solo Orca and Humpback Whale in the Salish Sea

Olivia | September 8th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm What a fun day Captain Sarah and I had with all our passengers on M/V Sea Lion! We started off the trip by heading north where we immediately began seeing Harbor Porpoises rounding San Juan Island through Spieden Channel. After taking a quick...Read more

September 6, 2019

Humpback and Biggs Killer Whales!

M/V Sea Lion | Naturalist Alexandria | Saturday, September 6, 2019 | 1:30PM We had a great day today out on the water! We started out our trip heading south through San Juan Channel. Within minutes we were on scene with Biggs Killer whales that had been spotted in San Juan Channel. We watched them...Read more

September 5, 2019

Ressies and Humpback!

M/V Sea Lion | September 5th, 2019 | Naturalist Alexandria What a great day we had today! We were so excited when we got on board M/V Sea Lion and knew that we had reports of orcas within our range. To make matters even more awesome, these sightings were of Resident Orcas- an Ecotype that we have...Read more

September 1, 2019

Three family pods of orcas together and a surprise humpback whale!

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30 PM | Sunday, September 1, 2019 What an incredible trip aboard the M/V Sea Lion today! We travelled north out of Friday Harbor in pursuit of some killer whale reports in Canada! As we made our way toward Sidney Island, we went through some upwelling zones, which create...Read more
Bigg's killer whales!

September 1, 2019

Orcas Hunting Seals and Humpbacks Seen Fluking for Fish!

Laura C. | M/V Kestrel | 9/1/2019 | 11:00am We had a lovely day aboard M/V Kestrel exploring the diverse wildlife found in the Salish Sea! The radio was booming with reports of whale sightings so Captain Gabe was excited to tell passengers of the great news! As our vessel left Friday Harbor, I was...Read more

August 31, 2019

J pod and a humpback whale gave us a lovely trip!

Erin | M/V Kestrel | 3:00 PM | Saturday, August 31, 2019 It was such a beautiful afternoon in the Salish Sea! We headed south out of Friday Harbor and travelled through some very active upwelling zones. Upwelling is caused when water runs into structures that are above and below the surface. We...Read more

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