August 31, 2019

A Humpback and So Many Harbor Porpoise!

M/V Sea Lion | Naturalist Alexandria | Monday, September 9 th , 2019 | 12PM We had a gorgeous day out on the water today aboard M/V Sea Lion. We all boarded onto M/V Sea Lion and headed north up through San Juan Channel. We had a report of a Humpback whale off of Green Point on Spieden Island. As...Read more

August 31, 2019

A Breachtastic Morning with Orcas and a Humpback!

Erin | M/V Kestrel | 11:00 AM | Saturday, August 31, 2019 Today was an absolutely phenomenal day full of breaching and surface-active behaviors! We headed south out of Friday Harbor with the sun shining and the water calm. We made our way down to Cattle Point. At Cattle Point, we saw some upwelling...Read more

August 28, 2019

Amazing Feeding Humpback and Minke Near Lopez!!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 08/28/19 | 1:30pm What a great trip! Captain Pete, Naturalist Laura and I headed out of Friday Harbor and south down through the San Juan Channel and out into open waters. We passed by Cattle Point lighthouse and towards the Olympic Peninsula, scanning the glassy water for...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in the Salish Sea

August 26, 2019

Hungry Whales in the Golden Evening Sun

Olivia | August 26th, 2019 | M/V Kittiwake | 3:00pm This afternoon, Captain Gabe, our 10 passengers, and I set out on M/V Kittiwake to find whales that were close by! Leaving Friday Harbor, we immediately found a large bait ball that is always a good sign of marine mammals in the area. We headed...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

August 26, 2019

Humpback and Killer Whales Swimming South of Lopez Island

Olivia | August 26th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am What a fun morning on the water! Captain Gabe received reports of several whales nearby, so we set out south through San Juan Channel. With our whales just south of Lopez Island, we decided to stop at Whale Rocks and check out the largest sea lions...Read more

August 25, 2019

Orcas and Humpback Found in the North and the South!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 08/25/19 | 11:00am We saw so much wildlife today! Captain Gabe and I boated out of Friday Harbor on the Kestrel and headed south down through the San Juan Channel. We stopped by huge rocks sitting in the middle of the channel and found Steller sea lions! These massive...Read more

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

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