Minke Whale South of San Juan Island

August 8, 2019

Fantastic Minke Whale Experience South of San Juan Island

Olivia | August 8th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm With a gorgeous day ahead of us, Captain Pete, Co-Naturalist Alexandria and I decided to head south down San Juan Channel towards some potential whale reports near Salmon Bank, while also staying on the look out for other possible whales and...Read more

July 22, 2019

Gray Whale Adventure Near Whidbey

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 07/22/19 | 1:30pm What an adventure! Today, Captain Pete, Naturalist Erin and I headed out of Friday Harbor with no reports of whales! We searched and searched the surrounding area. We boated up through the channel between Shaw and Lopez and down under Decatur Island and...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near Clark Island

July 16, 2019

Playful Killer Whales near Clark Island

Olivia | July 16th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm Today was a gorgeous day out on the water! We had multiple sightings reported for whales in our area, and Captain Gabe decided to go with our best option of heading south just a wee bit before passing between Shaw and Lopez Islands. Between these...Read more
Steller's Sea Lions Around San Juan Island

July 3, 2019

Sunsets and Steller's Sea Lions in the Salish Sea

Olivia | June 29, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30pm Sunset tours are always favored by the staff, and for good reason! Calm seas, gorgeous, golden sunset over the water, and Cattle Point Lighthouse silhouetted in the background- what’s not to love? We started off the tour heading south towards Salmon...Read more

June 24, 2019

Bigg's Orcas, T65As, in Rosario Strait!

Piper | Monday, June 24, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30 PM On today’s afternoon trip Captain Erick, Erin, and I headed out into the Salish Sea with some really cool guests and we got to circumnavigate Lopez Island checking out all sorts of wildlife! Typically, when we leave the docks we either head up...Read more

May 17, 2019

Humpback Splashes!

Alexandria | Thursday, May 17, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 PM We all boarded M/V Sea Lion and pushed off the dock, happy to see that the afternoon had cleared up and the threat of rain was no longer something people were worried about. As we got off the dock we headed out into San Juan Channel and...Read more

May 6, 2019

Beautiful Day with J-Pod!

M/V Sea Lion | May 6 th , 2019 | Naturalist Alexandria Today was a beautiful day! Not only did we get spend a generous amount of time with our Resident Orcas in the area- but we also had a gorgeous, sunny day with Mt. Baker and the Olympics as the backdrop to our amazing afternoon! As we boarded...Read more
Dall's Porpoise

April 17, 2019

A Day with Dall’s Porpoise

Alexandria | Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 12:00 | M/V Sea Lion Today on our trip onboard M/V Sea Lion we were treated to some great looks at some Dall Porpoise off Cattle Point. We had just hung out and checked out some very fun Steller Sea Lions that were hauled out at Whale Rocks, when we were...Read more

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