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

August 13, 2019

Two whale species and lots of wildlife in the Salish Sea!

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Monday, August 13, 2019 | 1:30 PM It was an absolutely wonderful trip in the Salish Sea today. We left the harbor with numerous reports of large whales in the area, so we headed towards them. We made our through the San Juan Channel and into Spieden Channel. We crossed into...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in the Salish Sea!

August 12, 2019

Wildlife Galore in the Salish Sea!!

Laura C. | M/V Kestrel | 8/12/2019 | 11:00am Today was such a wonderful day out on the water! M/V Kestrel headed to Flattop Island for our first stop to appreciate the diverse wildlife in the area! There, we found some harbor porpoises, harbor seals and bald eagles! A harbor seal was making a lot...Read more

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