May 29, 2021

Three Humpback Whales on the Canadian Border!

Abby | Sea Lion | 5/29/2021 We set out on M/V Sea Lion. Or at least, we tried. At the lowest tide of the year (or more notably, the past few years), we began our reverse into some shallow water. With the wake from the ferry and hardly any depth, we motored forward and tried again. This time,...Read more

May 29, 2021

Mother and Calf Humpback up North!

What a great day today! The sun was shining, the ocean was sparkling and spirits were high. Captain Brian and I took the Kestrel out of Friday Harbor and towards norhtern waters. We stopped by Speiden Island where we spotted two bald ealges! These birds always make me smile. They seemed really...Read more

May 22, 2021

Transient Whales Near Friday Harbor AND Splitfin the Humpback

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 05/22/2021 10:00am You could not have asked for a better trip than the one we had today! It started off as a classic gray Washington day as Captain Brian and I took the Kestrel out into the foggy waters. We headed south down the San Juan Channel, past Cattle Point Lighthouse...Read more
Humpback whale flukes

June 20, 2020

Humpback Whale on the Summer Solstice

Sarah | 06/20/2020 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm We had an excellent, albeit the moody weather, out on the water. On my first tour back on the water this season, we got to see so much wildlife, and enjoyed some stunning scenery. We left Friday Harbor and headed north through San Juan Channel, and took a...Read more
Bigg's killer whales hunting

November 17, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales Hunting Right Outside Friday Harbor!!

Laura C. | M/V Sea Lion | 11/17/2019 | 12:00 pm What an exceptional day out on the water! The Salish Sea was a buffet of small schooling fish swirling through the surrounding cold-water currents. M/V Sea Lion headed out of Friday Harbor with gusto to stop only minutes away to our fist whale...Read more

October 30, 2019

Minkes, Humpbacks, Harbor Porpoise and a Brown Booby!

M/V Sea Lion | Naturalist Alexandria | Wednesday, October 30, 2019 What a great day we had today! It was probably one of the most perfect fall days! We left the dock and were so excited to see what the day had in store for us. We headed north up San Juan Channel and caught up with some Minke Whales...Read more

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