July 6, 2019

J11's, J16's, and a humpback whale!

Erin | M/V Kestrel | 11:00 AM | Saturday, July 6, 2019 What an amazing trip aboard Kestrel this morning! We started our trip heading north out of Friday Harbor. We found out that members of the critically endangered Southern Resident population were travelling from Canada into U.S. waters! We...Read more

June 23, 2019

Humpback Whale near East Point!

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 1:30 PM Today was a lovely day out on the water! We began the trip with a harbor seal in the harbor right by our boat! We then left Friday Harbor and headed north toward a report of a humpback whale. On our way, we saw harbor porpoises in San Juan...Read more
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

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