Humpback Whale

May 24, 2018

Humpback Whale Day

[Wednesday, 5/23/18 - M/V Sea Lion - 12:00 - Naturalist Erick] This Wednesday, Captain Pete and I headed north on another bright sunny day to the north. We made our first stop at Green Point on Spieden Island. Here, is a normal haul-out spot for Steller Sea Lions. Today, there was still around 8...Read more
Humpback Whale

May 22, 2018

Triple Humpback Whales!

[Sunday, 5/20/18 - M/V Sea Lion - 12:00 - Naturalist Erick] On this sunny day in May, Captain Mike and I took a lovely group of folks out to look for some great wildlife. We headed north through Boundary Pass, up Plumper Sound, and through the windy cliff-bordered waterways of Georgensen Pass into...Read more

May 21, 2018

Three Humpbacks, Three Breaches, One Stunning Tour

Sunday, May 20 th | M/V Kestrel | 10:00 AM This morning the Kestrel powered up and took off north into San Juan Channel. Led by Captain Gabe, myself and our group of guests explored the waters between the Wasp Islands and up into President Channel before arriving at Patos Island to get a...Read more

May 16, 2018

Humpback Mom and Calf Catch Some Rays and Some Much-Needed Rest

Wednesday, May 16 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 Noon The M/V Sea Lion left Friday Harbor today and headed south into the glorious San Juan sunshine towards a report of two humpback whales near Salmon Bank, just off Cattle Point. Captain Pete, naturalist Rachel, myself, and our guests arrived on scene to...Read more
Humpback Whale

May 9, 2018

Humpback Whale Mom and Calf Feeding in the Salish Sea

[Friday, 5/4/18 - M/V Sea Lion - 12:00 - Naturalist Erick] May the Fourth Be with you! Today, Captain Pete and I headed north to ply the waters of the Salish Sea and look for incredible wildlife. Yesterday, we heard of some Humpback Whales hanging out in Birch Bay so we headed in that direction. On...Read more
Humpback Whale

April 24, 2018

The Return of the Humpback Whales!

[Saturday, 4/21/18 – M/V Kestrel – 1:00PM – Naturalist Erick] The past few weeks we have started running trips on our adventure vessel, M/V Kestrel . This craft is a RIB, a Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat, and can go pretty fast, around 30 – 40 knots. We suit up in these dope red and black exposure...Read more