Bigg’s Killer Whale

June 16, 2021

West San Juan Island Bigg’s Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 06/16/2021 | 2:00pm We had a full boat today as we set out of Friday Harbor, heading northbound gourds murmurings of orca on the west side of the island. Almost immediately as we turned left into the San Juan Channel we spotted a Bald Eagle, perched atop a tree on our left...Read more
Orcas in Haro Strait

July 7, 2020

J Pod of the Southern Resident Killer Whales Happy in Haro Strait

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | July 7, 2020 | 13:30 What a special day on the water with Captain Sarah and all our guests. We were able to leave the dock with rumors of Orcas on the west side of San Juan Island, which is always extra heart racing. The reason this particular trip felt special, was because...Read more
San Juan Island Orca Whale Watching

October 5, 2018

Whales Off San Juan Island

October 5- M/V Sea Lion- 12 PM Today we left Friday Harbor with the report of orcas just off the South West side of San Juan Island. We cruised around the area and found some harbor seals and Steller’s sea lions. we then continued around the island and found the whales just off shore from Lime Kiln...Read more

July 20, 2013

Playful K-pod in Haro Strait

Captain Mike, Naturalist Kevin and myself were lucky enough to show our 1:30 guests and our 5:30 guests a playful K-pod! We departed from Friday Harbor and headed south for both trips to meet with the orcas on the west side of San Juan Island. Our 1:30 guests were able to see our K-pod members just...Read more

June 9, 2013

J-Pod families on the west side of San Juan Island

Today the Sea Lion departed at 1:30 with Captain Mike, Naturalist Kevin, and myself. We traveled south to Cattle Point and along the way we encountered some friendly Harbor Seals. We spotted a group of ten of them with there heads peaking out of the water on our port side. Then we also spotted a...Read more

August 22, 2012

8/22/12 Whale Report

3:00 PM: 20+ Southern Residents spread out in Haro Strait from False Bay to Lime Kiln State Park (48°27.57N 123°04.48W). Members of J and K pod including Grandma Samish (J14), Mother Hy’Shqa (J37) newborn J49, Deadhead (K27) and brother Scoter (K25). Widely spread, yet exceedingly active; breaching...Read more

July 11, 2012

WOW - Whale Report for Wednesday July 11, 2012

Yup, just WOW. Today was one of those “monumental” kind of days. Both boats, the Sea Lion and the Kittiwake, got THE MOST amazing views of our Southern Resident Orcas on the west side of San Juan Island between Lime Kiln and Hannah Heights (48°28.36N, 123°05.02W). The first whale we...Read more