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

August 14, 2019

Mysterious Minke Madness!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 08/14/19 | 1:30pm It was a magical minke whale day! It began with Captain Pete, Naturalist Olivia and I heading out of Friday Harbor on the Sea Lion. We boated south down through the San Juan Channel and past Cattle Point lighthouse. We continued out towards the Salmon Bank...Read more

August 11, 2019

Minkes and a gray whale in the Strait of Juan de Fuca!

Erin | M/V Kestrel | Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 11:00 AM The rain didn't stop our wildlife sightings this morning! We left Friday Harbor with no firm whale reports, so we decided to head south to see if we could find anything for ourselves. We stopped past a neat place called Whale Rocks. All...Read more
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

August 7, 2019

Lunge-feeding Minke whales in the Strait of Juan de Fuca!

M/V Sea Lion | Naturalist Erin | 1:30 PM | Thursday, August 1, 2019 What a fabulous trip aboard the M/V Sea Lion. The weather was absolutely beautiful, and we decided to head towards the Strait of Juan de Fuca to see if we could find any whales feeding. We left out of Friday Harbor and right away...Read more

July 28, 2019

Orcas and Minkes and Stellers Down South!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 07/28/19 | 1:30pm Today was magical! So many exciting things happened. Captain Sarah and I headed out of Friday Harbor, down the San Juan Channel and towards Cattle Point. We stopped by this small island called Whale Rocks and found some Steller sea lions! I was incredibly...Read more

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