Breaching Orca near Lummi Island

July 19, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Swim the Narrow Channel

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | July 19th, 2020 | 14:00 This Adventure Trip on M/V Kestrel was so fun with Captain Brian and our guests! At the dock we had a few guests that were extra excited to be going out with us today which always makes it more exciting right away. We set out on our sunny venture by...Read more

July 18, 2019

Orcas Near Orcas Island!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 07/18/19 | 11:00am What am amazing morning! Captain Brian and I took the Kestrel out of Friday Harbor and headed towards reports of orcas! We boated south of Shaw Island across the south shores of Orcas Island, intertwining through Peavine Pass and then up Rosario Strait. We...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in the San Juan Islands

June 27, 2019

Adventure Tour with Killer Whales

Olivia | June 27, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am Our morning trip out on M/V Kestrel definitely started off as an adventure as we were getting everyone suited up in the rain. Despite the June showers, we wore smiling faces as we set out to find the whales we received word about. We traveled north...Read more
Orca swimming

June 13, 2019

Three Transient Pods in Rosario Strait! 06/13/19

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 06/13/19 | 12:00pm Today started as a beautiful day in Friday Harbor! The sun was shining, and it truly felt like one of the first real summer day here in the San Juan Islands. Captain Sarah, Naturalist Erick, Naturalist Laura and I took our beautiful boat, the Sea Lion, out...Read more

August 11, 2017

Orcas, Seals, and Birds, Oh My!

[Naturalist Sarah C. 8/11/17 2pm Kestrel] There was wildlife abound today in the Salish Sea! In a lovely continuation of a trend, we've been spotting orcas fairly consistently over the past week. Today's family was especially a sight for sore eyes - called the T65A's after their matriarch (and...Read more
Orcas

April 17, 2017

Killer Whales in Rosario Strait

(April 15, 2017) Blue sky, warm sun, steep green slopes, electric blue water, and black and white whales. That was the scene beheld by our guests today aboard the M/V Sea Lion. Against the backdrop of Lummi and Sinclair Islands, transient orcas made steady headway up Rosario Strait. Whale watching...Read more

June 26, 2010

A new view

What a beautiful day it was out today! Lately the Orcas have been cruising the west side of San Juan Island so when the reports came in today of whales over by Lummi island I was really excited. Whales and somewhere new to see! Lummi Island is located just off of Bellingham. We barely made it out...Read more