July 25, 2021

Minke Whales and Baby Animals Everywhere!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 07/25/2021 10:00am What a lovely day out on the water. Captain Pete and I headed south down the San Juan Channel and out towards open waters. We searched around the southern shores of Lopez Island looking in calm waters for any blows. Not finding anything just yet, we spread...Read more
Transient Orcas traveling near Lopez Island

July 7, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whales, T37A's, Avoiding Wind in Lopez Sound

Haleigh | M/V Kestrel | July 7, 2021 | 2:00pm All whale watching trips begin the same way: checking for reported visual sightings in the area, predicting the paths those cetaceans are headed, and determing if it’s viable for us to make it there given the distance and weather reports. We take into...Read more
Minke Whale feeding

July 3, 2021

Minke Whales Hiding Out near Whale Rocks

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | July 3, 2021 | 5:30pm On this evening’s classic sunset wildlife tour, we adventured southbound towards the junction of many channels. The Strait of Juan de Fuca, Haro Strait, Rosario Strait, and San Juan Channel are constantly intermixing waters rich with phytoplankton and...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whale

July 2, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whales towards Deception Pass

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 07/02/2021 | 5:30pm Osprey slowly turned southbound out of Friday Harbor as the sun set behind San Juan Island off our stern. We motored down the San Juan Channel and eventually stopped at the Whale Rocks off cattle point. Harbor seals seemed to cuddle with one another just...Read more
Orcas traveling through the Salish Sea with Big Swells

June 18, 2021

7 Bigg's Killer Whales Porpoising around Lopez Island

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | June 18, 2021 | 12:30pm Today’s wildlife viewing was quite exceptional. We departed from Friday Harbor heading East on an inter-island excursion. We navigated the channels of the Salish Sea with Koma Kulshan (aka Mount Baker) off of our port and Tahoma (aka Mount Rainier) a...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales playing in Swell

June 18, 2021

Porpoising Bigg's Killer Whales in Rosario Strait

Olivia | M/V Osprey | June 18th, 2021 | 12:30pm It was an exploratory day circumnavigating Lopez Island! We set off inner island through Upright Passage and eventually crept between Blakely and Decatur to reach the larger body of water known as Rosario Strait. Just west of Burrows Bay, we began...Read more

May 15, 2021

Gray Whale Down South!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 05/15/2021 1:30pm We were all really excited to get out on the water as Captain Brian and I gathered our new friends and boated out of Friday Harbor. We heard whispers of something exciting down south, so we boated down the Channel and out into open waters. Boating out...Read more
Gray Whale Feeding in San Juan Islands

April 23, 2021

Gray Whale Feeds nearby a Snoozing Sea Otter

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | April 23rd, 2021 | 13:00 Kicking off the weekend, Captain Pete decided to start the trip by heading inner island through Upright Passage, eventually turning south into Lopez Sound. Just off Coleville Island, we spotted a large spout as it shot above the surface of the water...Read more

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