May 18, 2019

Humpback and Minke Whales Sharing the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Piper | Saturday, May 18, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00 AM Today was another beautiful sunny day in the San Juan Islands and we took full advantage of it with reports of rain the next few days. We had a nice full boat aboard Kestrel today and left the dock heading north in San Juan Channel. Our first...Read more

July 16, 2018

Whalecome back K-pod!!!

Guests aboard M/V Sea Lion along with the crew had quite a day today! Heading out Naturalists Piper, Captain Gabe, and I were so excited that the Southern Resident Orcas had not yet left our waters. There were reports received earlier that morning about a group of them spread out on the West side...Read more
Southern Resident mom and calf

September 24, 2017

So Many Whales to See In the Salish Sea

09/22/17- M/V Kestrel- 2PM Today we left Friday Harbor on a beautiful fall day, with a slight overcast and glassy seas. We first got to see some harbor seals hauled out on some rocks off of Lopez Island. We then headed to whale rocks where we got to see some Steller’s Sea Lions in and out of the...Read more
Humpback Whale 'Divot' Fluking

June 29, 2017

Humpbacks in the House!

(6/28/17 - Kittiwake 12:00 PM Departure) Today M/V Kittiwake went out for a private charter with Amy, Steve and their Evergreen guide Justin, and what a delightful group they were! We moseyed to Hein Bank, a common feeding ground for the larger baleen whales in the area, and looked at other...Read more

June 28, 2017

[6/27/16 - M/V Sea Lion - 1:30PM] Marvelous Minke Whales!

Yesterday, our little heat wave finally broke so we are back in the safety of 60˚-70˚F. Captain Pete, Kelsey, and I headed out south to go find some wildlife. The Salish Sea is a mix and a crossroads of some many different things constantly changing with the seasons so every day is so different...Read more
Humpback Whale Fluking

June 25, 2017

Humpbacks and Minkes with Mountain Views

(6/24/17 - Kestrel 10AM and 2PM Departure) Today we left Friday Harbor and headed South toward some common whale feeding grounds. We found one lone humpback whale milling around a small area. One major difference between toothed whales (orcas) and baleen whales (humpback whales) is their social...Read more
Minke whale surfacing

May 27, 2017

Minke Whales at Partridge Bank on May 25th, 2017

The 25 th felt like summer! We had bright blue cloudless sky and smooth waters as we departed Friday Harbor with a small, intimate group of guests on the M/V Sea Lion. We took a right out of Friday Harbor, heading south, and immediately got views of harbor seals hauled out on rocks and Mt. Baker’s...Read more

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