May 20, 2019

Trio of humpback whales

Erin | Monday, May 20, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 p.m. Today was incredible. It began with some sightings of harbor seals as we departed from Friday Harbor. They were swimming through the water as we cruised past them. We travelled north toward President Channel, and we saw some harbor porpoises...Read more
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May 13, 2019

Humpback Mom and Calf! Whale Watching near San Juan Island

Sarah | 05/13/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm We had another amazing day in the Salish Sea today. I know that I say that every day, or at least every time I write a blog, but I’m serious… this is the coolest place ever! Today this ecosystem was truly a delight to explore and we had amazing views...Read more

July 7, 2018

Humpback melody

Captain Pete, naturalist Alexandria and myself and were taking off for our second trip of the day along with our joyful guests that were ready to be out on the water. We had heard some other boats had found a humpback on the West side of San Juan and were hoping to get a look at it on this trip. We...Read more

May 28, 2018

Two Humpbacks in the Strait of Georgia

Wednesday, May 23 rd | M/V Kestrel | 2:00 PM This afternoon, Captain Gabe and I assisted our guests aboard the M/V Kestrel and set out to find some whales! With only second-hand reports we headed north to check things out. We arrived off Jones Island and slowed to nearly a stop. Scanning the waters...Read more

May 16, 2018

Humpback Mom and Calf Catch Some Rays and Some Much-Needed Rest

Wednesday, May 16 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 Noon The M/V Sea Lion left Friday Harbor today and headed south into the glorious San Juan sunshine towards a report of two humpback whales near Salmon Bank, just off Cattle Point. Captain Pete, naturalist Rachel, myself, and our guests arrived on scene to...Read more
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September 24, 2017

A Fantastic Autumn Humpback Whale Watch!

A Look Back At Our Fantastic Trip [Naturalist Alexandria – 09/20/2017 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00pm] Our energetic group boarded Sea Lion on a crisp September afternoon, ready to explore the water surrounding San Juan Island to see what wildlife we could find! We ventured north and began our search for...Read more
Humpback whale tail

March 25, 2017

Humpback in the San Juans

Friday, March 24 th , turned into a fabulous day on the water! Captain Mike, guests aboard the M/V Sea Lion, and I were hopeful that the cool spring day would turn something up, and we were not disappointed! During this early season, we usually leave the docks with no reports. I did not let this...Read more