June 4, 2018

Sunshine, San Juans, and a Humpback

Today guests aboard M/V Sea Lion were treated to an awesome day out on the water with a humpback whale! The trip started out gorgeous, it was a sunny day and the islands were looking photogenic as ever! Guests boarded M/V Sea Lion and headed north beginning our search for whales. Captain Mike...Read more
Orcas at Saturna Islands

May 21, 2018

Humpback Whale and Orcas in the Salish Sea - Sunday, May 13, 2018

[Sarah – 05/13/2018 – M/V Kittiwake – 12:00pm] Mother’s Day, and it was my first trip on M/V Kittiwake for the year! I love taking groups out on our smallest boat, because I really get to know the folks onboard, and we can tailor the trip to a smaller group’s needs. Captain Pete and I left the dock...Read more
Mt. Baker

May 21, 2018

BCX1210 "Slate" the Humpback [Saturday, May 12, 2018]

[Sarah – 05/12/2018 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00pm] We had a lovely day out on the water full of wildlife and enlightening ecological discussion. Leaving the dock we steered the M/V Sea Lion north through San Juan Channel towards the Canadian Gulf Islands. We took a break in our journey north to check...Read more
Watching killer whales

May 12, 2018

Humpback Whale and Orcas in the Salish Sea - Friday, May 11, 2018

[Sarah – 05/11/2018 – M/V Kestrel – 1:00pm] Ahhhhhhhhh… another great spring day in the Salish Sea, perfect for taking the speedy M/V Kestrel out on the water! After getting suited up, we headed out to explore this beautiful inland sea! Captain Mike and I decided to head North towards the Canadian...Read more
Humpback whale surfacing

April 25, 2018

Wonderful day of wildlife and whales! (Friday, April 20, 2018)

[Sarah – 04/20/2018 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00pm] Friday's whale and wildlife tour was OFF THE HOOK! We saw a little bit of everything! We started the day by heading north out of Friday Harbor towards Spieden Island. Before even reaching its grassy slopes and rocky shores, we encountered harbor...Read more
Humpback Whale MMY0024

October 23, 2017

Rainbows lead you to.... whales!

[Naturalist Sarah – 10/22/2017 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00pm] Yesterday, we had a beautiful day avoiding the raindrops in the Salish Sea. Leaving Friday Harbor we elected to head north on a possible rumor of a humpback whale in the Canadian Gulf Islands. This time of year our reports often start as...Read more
Humpback Whale

October 17, 2017

Humpback Whale on the Westside of San Juan Island

[Naturalist Sarah – 10/16/2017 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00pm] Yesterday was a great day out on the water enjoying the beautiful scenery and wildlife of the San Juan Islands. We started the day by heading south through San Juan Channel from Friday Harbor. Just south of Griffin Bay we found some Steller’s...Read more
Humpback Whale

October 17, 2017

Humpback Whale at Constance Bank - 10/12/2017

[Naturalist Sarah – 10/12/2017 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00pm] October continues to impress in the Salish Sea. Weather-wise we have come to expect rain in the morning clearing to beautiful, sweeping cloudscapes in the afternoon. Yesterday, Captain Mike and I steered the M/V Sea Lion south through San...Read more