July 15, 2022

Orcas, Sheep, and Eagles, Oh My!

Elle | M/V Kestrel | July 15, 2022 | 2:00pm We saw all sorts of wildlife on today’s adventure tour. We followed the interisland ferry route from Friday Harbor between Shaw Island and Lopez Island towards Orcas Island through Upright Channel and Harney Channel. This is where we came across two...Read more

June 25, 2022

Bigg's Killer Whales Celebrate a Hunt Near Friday Harbor

Elle | M/V Sea Lion | June 25, 2022 | 2:00PM This Saturday, lead naturalist Laura, Captain Gabe and I were excited to get out on the water and see what we could see. Before we even left the dock, we saw two bald eagles, one adult and one juvenile circling above us. As we cruised out of Roche Harbor...Read more

June 19, 2022

A Sunday Stroll to Saturna Island featuring Bigg’s Killer Whales

Lauren | M/V Osprey | 06/19/2022 | 12:30 pm From Saturna Island to Sanctuary Zones followed by a stop at Spieden, our Sunday was packed full of spectacular wildlife! Shortly after our journey began, we slowed to view a bald eagle perched up high on a treetop. As we continued north, we cruised...Read more

May 19, 2022

Spieden Island and Hard Working Humpbacks Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 05/19/2022 | 1:00pm We had a full boat of guests today on our 1:00 departure out of Friday Harbor, and let me tell you, it was a BEAUTIFUL day. I might even go so far as to say it was almost warm. Summer is officially on its wayspie and today was the perfect sampling. We...Read more

April 25, 2022

Rain, Whales, and Mouflon a plenty!

Maxx K. | M/V Sea Lion| 04/25/2022 | 1:30pm The day began with sun! Sea Lion took a left out of Friday Harbor today, up and around towards rumors of Bigg’s Killer Whales that had been spotted earlier in the morning traveling up San Juan Islands western shores. Now of course, these whales were going...Read more
Male Killer Whale Surfacing

March 26, 2022

12 Biggs Killer Whales and Curious Stellers

Kelly| M/V Sea Lion | 3/26/22 | 12:30 We left the harbor with one firm whale report, a group of Biggs Killer whales by Sidney Island traveling north. The transient group was quickly heading out of our range, so we did our best to scurry out of the harbor and head their direction. It took us about...Read more

October 5, 2021

Duo of Humpback Whales, Big Mama and Bump

Haleigh | M/V Sea Lion | October 5, 2021 | 12:00 pm It’s peak Humpback Whale watching season in the Salish Sea! Our Humpbacks are incredibly special because in the 1900’s, they were entirely whaled out of the area. Due to the increase in bait fish over the last couple of decades, more Humpbacks are...Read more

July 5, 2021

Bigg's Killer Whales Near San Juan!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 07/05/2021 2:00pm Perfect day out today! Captain Pete and I jumped on the boat and headed north through the San Juan Channel. Heading up near Canada, we stopped by Flattop Island and checked out a whole group of Harbor Seals lounging in the water. Their beady little eyes...Read more