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

July 10, 2021

Minke Whale Near Lopez Island!

Jordan | M/V Osprey | 07/10/2021 12:30pm The day began as Captain Brian, Naturalist Alexandria, Naturalist Haleigh and I jumped on Osprey with our guests and headed out to search the islands. We headed south down the San Juan Channel and cruised towards Cattle Pass. Along the way, we stopped and...Read more

July 10, 2021

Minke Whale Near Lopez Island!

Jordan | M/V Osprey | 07/10/2021 12:30pm The day began as Captain Brian, Naturalist Alexandria, Naturalist Haleigh and I jumped on Osprey with our guests and headed out to search the islands. We headed south down the San Juan Channel and cruised towards Cattle Pass. Along the way, we stopped and...Read more
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

October 30, 2019

Minkes, Humpbacks, Harbor Porpoise and a Brown Booby!

M/V Sea Lion | Naturalist Alexandria | Wednesday, October 30, 2019 What a great day we had today! It was probably one of the most perfect fall days! We left the dock and were so excited to see what the day had in store for us. We headed north up San Juan Channel and caught up with some Minke Whales...Read more
A humpback whale surfaces in the Salish Sea

September 13, 2019

A Mysticete kind of day! Humpbacks and Minkes in the Salish Sea

Sarah | 09/13/2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am Today was just a lovely day on the water! With calm seas and some reports of several baleen whales in our area, Captain Gabe and I were eager to hit the water. We started our day heading south from Friday Harbor through San Juan Channel towards Cattle Pass...Read more

August 30, 2019

Kittiwake Southern Resident Killer Whales!

Jordan | M/V Kittiwake | 08/30/19 | 11:00am What a fantastic day out on the water! Captain Gabe and I took the Kittiwake and 10 of our new best friends out of Friday Harbor and south towards hopeful reports of whales. We knew it was cloudy but wow, once we reached Cattle Point, it turned into one...Read more

August 28, 2019

Amazing Feeding Humpback and Minke Near Lopez!!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 08/28/19 | 1:30pm What a great trip! Captain Pete, Naturalist Laura and I headed out of Friday Harbor and south down through the San Juan Channel and out into open waters. We passed by Cattle Point lighthouse and towards the Olympic Peninsula, scanning the glassy water for...Read more

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