Southern Resident Killer Whales Swim into the Salish Sea

September 5, 2020

A Moment in History with the Southern Resident Killer Whales

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | September 5th, 2020 | 13:30 Leaving Friday Harbor and setting out south to find whales, we had no idea we would be part of such a unique moment in history. We started the long trek through the Strait of Juan de Fuca with Mount Baker peering down at us and Harbor Porpoise...Read more

July 1, 2020

K pod Returns! K pod resident Orcas swim down the west side

Woah! It’s July. When did that happen? It definitely does not feel like July which I bet most people around the world can commiserate with. On top of that we are getting some classic early July Pacific Northwest weather here. Captain Sarah and I headed out into the gray day and light rain to go...Read more

September 5, 2019

Southern Residents Near San Juan!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 09/05/19 | 11:00am The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, random dogs were barking in the distance; it was looking like a great start to our whale watch! Captain Gabe and I took our new friends out of Friday Harbor on the Kestrel. We headed down south through the San...Read more

September 13, 2017

Trifecta with Residents and Transients

09/04/17- M/V Kestrel- 10AM & 2PM Today was by far one of the best days out on the water for me this season. On our first trip we had a whale watching trifecta, which is when we see all three main species of whales that we watching this area; minke, humpback and orca. On our second trip we got...Read more
Adult Male Surfacing

June 30, 2017

Resident Whales South of San Juan Island

(6/29/17 - Sea Lion 1:30 PM Departure) You couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to be out on the water here in the San Juan’s. We left the dock with reports of Southern Resident Killer Whales on the south side of San Juan Island, near False Bay. We headed straight toward that report of...Read more