Bigg's Killer Whales in Haro Strait

August 20, 2020

Killer Whales Swoosh Past San Juan Island

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | August 20, 2020 | 14:00 Leaving the dock, we had a rumored report of Bigg’s Killer Whales in U.S. waters but inching closer to the Canadian border. Due to Covid-19, that border is closed not only on land, but also across the water. Therefore, after a brief stop in Cattle Pass...Read more
Humpback Whale near San Juan Island

August 16, 2020

Baleen Whales Take Over the San Juan Islands

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | August 16th, 2020 | 14:00 Our entire Adventure Trip today was one unexpected moment after another! Heading inner island, we started the trip feeling a warm wind [it was the hottest day all summer, after all] and headed south through Rosario Strait. Scanning the blue waters,...Read more
Minke Whale Feeding

August 8, 2020

Minke Whales Swimming in Salmon Bank

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 8th, 2020 | 13:00 For our afternoon trip, we set out south through San Juan Channel in the direction of Hein Bank. Just outside Griffin Bay we spotted a sea lion whipping around an octopus, providing excitement right off the bat. Prior to emerging into the Strait of...Read more
Minke Whales South of Lopez Island

August 2, 2020

Minke Whales Milling in McArthur

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 2nd, 2020 | 13:30 Starting off our trip, Captain Pete and I decided to head south towards Haro Strait where we have been finding Baleen Whales foraging the past few weeks. On our route we stopped and saw heaps of Steller’s Sea Lions. These are my absolute favorite and...Read more
Minke Whale

July 31, 2020

Minke Whale Mania on Salmon Bank!

Erick | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 | July 30, 2020 Today was another beautiful, sunny day here in the San Juan Islands. Captain Pete and I left the dock with some great guests in search of the marine wildlife here. We started by heading south towards Cattle Pass. We made our first stop at Turn Rocks just...Read more
Minke Whales Lunge Feeding

July 29, 2020

Minke Whales Lunge Feeding at Hein Bank

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | July 29th, 2020 | 14:00 We started off our Wednesday Adventure Trip by setting out on a scan through our Salish Sea waters. Being part of the Pacific Whale Watch Association, we are involved in a community that holds no secrets. That means, everyone involved in the PWWA...Read more
Minke Whales Feeding

July 26, 2020

Minke Whale Feeding Frenzy

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | July 26th, 2020 | 14:00 After having an exciting morning trip, we were already enthused for our afternoon adventure! We immediately went south towards Whale Rocks in hopes to see the Steller’s Sea Lions to which they greeted us with lots of water wrestling and face biting!...Read more
Minke Whales near San Juan Island

July 26, 2020

Minke Whales Take Over Hein Bank

Olivia | M/V Kestrel July 26th, 2020 | 10:00 On our morning adventure trip out into the islands, we first decided to stop at Whale Rocks to view about five Steller’s Sea Lions (!!) and many Harbor Seals. It is extra exciting to be seeing Steller’s Sea Lions this time of year because they migrate to...Read more

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