Bigg's Killer Whales Near Roche Harbor

April 21, 2021

Bigg's Killer Whales Seen in Roche Harbor!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 4/21/21 | 1:00PM Even though I have lived in San Juan Island for a few years now, it still amazes me how often we are able to see orcas close to shore. We left Friday Harbor with a report of Bigg’s killer whales near Green Point on the south side of Spieden Island! We...Read more
SRKW photo not captured on day of blog.

March 22, 2021

Southern Resident Killer Whales Bring Beauty to the West Side

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | March 22nd, 2021 | 13:00 Today was an unexpected and exceptional spring day in the San Juan Islands. Setting out with an all-female crew, Captain Sara and I started our search by heading north towards Flattop Island, looking at Seal haul out locations and bumping into...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near San Juan Island

July 31, 2019

Golden Sunsets Silhouetting Black and WHITE Killer Whales

Olivia | July 31st, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30pm This evening, the whales made our job very easy! Captain Pete and I brought our passengers around the northern side of San Juan Island, through Spieden Channel, and down towards Lime Kiln. Prior to getting there, we spotted the same family group of...Read more

July 8, 2012

SUMMER IS HERE...

AND SO ARE THE WHALES! The salmon must be satisfying, because we have been seeing our Southern Residents for weeks now, on both trips! Today around 3:00 PM we met up with at least 10 members of J and L pod just south of Mosquito Pass, traveling north in Haro Strait (48°35.66N, 123°12.61). They...Read more

May 28, 2010

Rock 'n Roll Whales!

Okay, well it was actually all of us on the M/V Sea Lion that were doing the rocking and rolling, but I am sure that the orcas were having some fun too. Especially if all of the breaches by the calf were any indication of their state of mind. The waters were rough, (unusual for the San Juan Islands...Read more