Bigg's Killer Whales near Boundary Pass Two Humpbacks Feed in the Salish Sea; Photograph by Tori Lee

June 17, 2019

Humpback and Killer Whales Encompass the San Juan Islands

Olivia | June 17, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am This chilly day on the water turned out to be awfully spectacular. We received word about a possible Killer Whale sighting near Waldron Island that was heading north. On route to follow this hint, we stopped near Spieden Island and saw 4 Bald Eagles...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whale in the Salish Sea Humpback Whales near Saturna

June 16, 2019

Lone Killer Whale and Humpback Whales Take Over the Salish Sea

Olivia | June 16, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am / 3:00pm What an incredible adventure Captain Gabe and I had out on the water today! For our 11:00am tour we headed north around Spieden Island where we viewed many Harbor Seals and Bald Eagles. We didn’t hang out too long, as we wanted to continue...Read more

June 16, 2019

Lone Orca and a Pair of Humpbacks Cruising in Canada

Piper | Sunday, June 16, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 PM Happy Father’s Day! Today the M/V Sea Lion was crewed by Captain Erick, Erin, and me and we left Friday Harbor with a really awesome group of people who were super engaged and asked some awesome questions about the conservation and ecology of...Read more
Humpback whales

June 15, 2019

Two humpbacks journey through the San Juan Islands

Laura | Saturday June 15, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12pm/ 5:30pm Today was a wonderful day out on the water aboard M/V Sea Lion! We first found a large congregation of harbor seals hauled out along the rocks of the east side of Flat Top, one of the nearby islands along the San Juan Channel. Some of...Read more

June 14, 2019

Heather, Raptor, and the T49A's

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Friday, June 14, 2019 | 12:00 PM What a fantastic afternoon out in the Salish Sea! It began with humpback whales directly outside of Friday Harbor. We headed a couple of minutes south before seeing two humpback whales. They were diving at the same time and coming up to the...Read more
Humpback Whale near Victoria

June 10, 2019

Humpback Whales in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Olivia | June 10, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am Today was incredibly gorgeous; sunny and 70! We received word of whale sightings south of San Juan Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, so we decided to head down there, admiring Cattle Point Lighthouse as we entered the large body of water. Not far...Read more

June 8, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales and Surprise Humpbacks in Haro Strait!

Piper | Saturday, June 8, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30 PM On this evening’s sunset whale watch we headed out of the marina to go north again, with a very different destination in mind compared to our afternoon trip; the same orcas we were watching by Jones Island were now in Cordova Bay off of...Read more

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