Southern Resident Killer Whales Swim San Juan Island

September 3, 2020

A Memorable Southern Resident Killer Whale Experience

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | September 3rd, 2020 | 14:00 Every day feels unique and special with the mass diversity we have in the Salish Sea; however, some days stand out a bit more. A cloudless day, glassy seas, and Mount Baker standing sharp over the islands set the tone for a memorable day. Briefly...Read more
P/C. Sarah McCullagh

September 1, 2020

A Once in A Lifetime Southern Resident Killer Whale Surprise

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | September 1st, 2020 | 13:30 Every day and every trip in the San Juan Islands are completely unique. With such a strong diversity in the most productive waters in the world, we never truly know what is going to grace our presence. Today solidified that theory. Captain Sarah...Read more
Transient Orcas in Haro Strait Humpback Whale in Haro Strait

July 3, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales and a Humpback Whale in Haro Strait!

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | July 3rd, 2020 | 14:00 It was such a fun day out on the water with Captain Brian-who is also the owner/operator of our family run business. We call our zodiac trips an ‘Adventure Trip’ for a reason; Not only is our zodiac faster than M/V Sea Lion, it is also all exposed. On...Read more

September 12, 2019

Three Humpbacks Swimming Near San Juan!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 09/12/19 | 11:00am Today was sure an adventurous day! Captain Pete and I took the Kestrel out of Friday Harbor and headed south down through the San Juan Channel. Once we reached the southern tip of San Juan, we spotted Cattle Point lighthouse as we neared a rock full of...Read more

August 24, 2019

A Humpback and Two Families of Transient Orcas!

M/V Kestrel | Saturday, August 24 th , 2019 | Naturalist Alexandria | 11AM We had such a good day on the water! When we started out the trip Captain Brian had heard a report of orcas a bit on of Victoria. We started our trek down south through San Juan Channel and began heading out towards these...Read more

August 15, 2019

Resident Orca Off The Westside of San Juan Island

M/V Sea Lion | August 15 th , 2019 | Naturalist Alexandria What a fantastic day we had today! We rarely get to see our Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKWs) in our area, but today was a special day! We started out our trip so excited because we had report that our SRKWs had been spotted off the...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near San Juan Island

July 31, 2019

Golden Sunsets Silhouetting Black and WHITE Killer Whales

Olivia | July 31st, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30pm This evening, the whales made our job very easy! Captain Pete and I brought our passengers around the northern side of San Juan Island, through Spieden Channel, and down towards Lime Kiln. Prior to getting there, we spotted the same family group of...Read more

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