J17 Princess Angeline the orca surfaces

April 21, 2016

A roller coaster of a whale watch in the San Juan Islands!

Yesterday we had a rollercoaster of a trip: there were ups, there were downs, and sometimes it even felt like we were flip turned upside down. Let me elaborate… We left Friday harbor with killer whales reported everywhere around us, we had a few groups of killer whales reported to the south moving...Read more
Humpback whale diving in the San Juan Islands

March 29, 2016

Humpback Whales in the Salish Sea! Spring in the San Juan Islands

Captain Mike and I had yet another perfect spring private charter on the M/V Sea Lion. We woke up this morning and it felt like summer! The sun was shining, the sky was that special shade of San Juan blue, and there were reports of whales! We headed north out of Friday Harbor skirting the northern...Read more

October 29, 2015

Through the Eye of the Humpback-October 25th, 2015

Today the ol' Sea Lion had yet another whale of an adventure. It was one of those days with no prior reports of whales out in the Salish Sea, but that certainly doesn't mean they aren't out there. After loading the boat with excited passengers, bundled up against the Autumn chill and excited to see...Read more

October 19, 2015

Young Humpback Antics-October 18th, 2015

Today October was showing it's true colors over the Salish Sea in the form of an incredibly serene mist that hung in the form of clouds over hilltops and muted all the normally seen colors. Not a breath of wind was felt on this classic Pacific Northwest morning in Friday Harbor, and Captain Mike...Read more

September 9, 2015

The Big Five!-September 8th, 2015

What an incredible day out on the water! Today was Captain Pete's last day driving for us, and the Salish Sea made sure it was a special trip. We loaded up the Sea Lion with excited passengers ready to see some of the unique wildlife and headed North out of Friday Harbor under a clear sky. We had...Read more

July 28, 2015

A Whale of a Homecoming-July 27th, 2015

Today Captain Pete, Erick and I took out the Sea Lion full of excited passengers to have a beautiful evening out on the water and check out some wildlife. We had a pretty great whale report with a bit of history behind it. The Southern Residents had all left the Salish Sea the other day and we had...Read more

June 12, 2015

Humpbacks in the Georgia Strait

This evening Captain Mike and I left the dock with excited passengers, warm breeze on the water and a report of humpbacks in Canadian waters. We headed north out of Friday Harbor and up the San Juan Channel toward East Point on Saturna Island, the easternmost point of the Canadian Gulf Islands. We...Read more

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