May 3, 2022

Humpback Whale “Big Mama” and her breaching calf!

Lauren | M/V Sea Lion | 5.3.2022 | 12:30 PM M/V Sea Lion had a small group today, only 9 passengers were aboard as we puttered out of Friday Harbor. I was beyond delighted to hear that the infamous “Big Mama” was back in the Salish Sea, and that we may see her out on our trip today. Seeing “Big...Read more

August 11, 2019

Orca whale near Friday Harbor!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 08/11/19 | 11:00am Today was so fun! We got incredibly lucky as Captain Gabe and I headed out of Friday Harbor and basically found a whale immediately! We first spotted a bald eagle up in the trees near the harbor! We stopped to check him out and watch him perched up in a...Read more

August 19, 2012

In for the Kill…

5 Transient Orcas came into the Salish Sea today, made a kill, and quickly headed back for open water. We found them at approximately 2:30PM right off Java Islets in Boundary pass circling their kill like a pack of wolves. It was the T18’s and T’19s including Mr. Floppy Fin (T19B). Within...Read more