August 15, 2022

Humpback Whale in the Strait of Juan De Fuca

Monday August 15 th , 2022 Abby Dahl M/V Osprey 12:30pm Gabe, Helena, Olivia, and I pulled away from the dock with recreational boat traffic lined up for the fuel dock; a mid-summer reminder that the season end is nearer than we could fathom. With walkies attached to each hip, we navigated our way...Read more

July 21, 2022

Humpbacks and Biggs Killer Whales; A Child's Perspective

July 21 st , 2022 Abby Dahl 2pm M/V Sea Lion Captain Erick and I chugged out of a busy Roche Harbor, with our sights set on a humpback whale just north of Stuart Island on the Canadian border. We cruised by some thermoregulating harbor seals and their newborn pups, with the sun glistening off the...Read more

July 1, 2022

Humpback Whale and Pinkus Flamingus

July 1 st , 2022 Abby Dahl 12:30pm Osprey We left the dock on a beautiful, cloudy Friday afternoon. There had not been any whale sightings yet for the day, so we strapped on our binos and kept an eye out for anything remotely whale-like. We cruised north through San Juan Channels potting harbor...Read more

June 20, 2022

Big Mama, Biggs Killer Whales and a Big Surprise!

Maxx K. | 06/20/2022 | M/V Kestrel | 2:00pm It took next to no time for Kestrel to fly into the Juan de Fuca today. The sea was just choppy enough to spice up our travels a little bit as we raced off to meet Big Mama and her calf over Hein bank. Big Mama is probably the coolest Humpback whale that...Read more

June 16, 2022

Humpbacks Near Saturna Island

June 16 th , 2022 Abby Dahl 12:30pm Osprey Gabe, Maxx, Helena and I took to the water as we wrestled the current coming out of Friday Harbor. Bald eagles sat perched in the tree tops at Friday Harbor Labs, and the water shimmered an emerald green. We stopped at Flattop Island on our cruise north,...Read more

June 14, 2022

Humpback Whales in the Strait of Georgia

June 14, 2022 Abby Dahl 12:30pm Osprey We took off out of the harbor, rumors of two humpback whales to the north. We zipped through San Juan Channel towards Boundary Pass, harbor seals and harbor porpoise ducking under the water in the distance. It was a clear day, visibility several miles in all...Read more

June 13, 2022

Humpback Whale in Haro Strait

June 13 th , 2022 Abby Dahl 12:30pm Osprey It was a windy day in the harbor. After departing the dock and spotting multiple bald eagles along the Friday Harbor Labs treeline, we made our way north through San Juan Channel. We passed Spieden Island and turned west pas Roche Harbor at the northern...Read more