September 21, 2019

Southern Resident Orcas & Humpback & Sea Lions!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 09/21/19 | 11:00am What a really great day out on the water! Captain Gabe and I headed south through the San Juan Channel and headed towards a beautiful lighthouse off the southern tip of San Juan: Cattle Point lighthouse. Nearby, we stopped at Whale Rocks and watched tons of...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 15, 2016

Orcas Just Wanna Have Fun

Orcas are so amazing - they have one of the most complex social structures of any mammal species out there. We get to see this in action on many days out here, and some days (like yesterday!) we get really lucky . We were able to see members of K and J-Pod spread out along the west side of San Juan...Read more

September 3, 2016

A Parade of J-Pod and K-Pod!

Let’s see…it’s Saturday on Labor Day weekend, which means the island is buzzing a little bit more than usual. Restaurants start to require reservations, ferries require a longer wait time, and we get to take more folks out on our boats! This buzz creates a wonderful atmosphere, since folks flock...Read more

September 1, 2016

L's and K's Meet for Play

Another beautiful day in Friday Harbor, but we were excited to depart and hit the water to see what adventures we had in store for us today. The M/V Sea Lion pushed off the dock and turned south today, with reports of residents frolicking and foraging near the south side of the island. Although the...Read more

August 16, 2016

The K-Pod Killahs

At long last, the mysterious K-pod has returned! It's heartwarming to see those familiar dorsal fins and saddle patches gracing our inland waters once more, because we really didn't see them at all at the start of our summer season. While L and J-Pod would meander through the Salish Sea, K-pod...Read more

July 14, 2014

Whales in Boundary Pass!

Another beautiful summer day here in the San Juan Islands, not a cloud in the sky and we able to spy some amazing views of Mount Baker as well. Our 1:30pm departure left with reports of whales up north, traveling north, and we caught up to the group in Boundary Pass pretty much on the border of US...Read more