Southern Resident Killer Whales Swim into the Salish Sea

September 5, 2020

A Moment in History with the Southern Resident Killer Whales

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | September 5th, 2020 | 13:30 Leaving Friday Harbor and setting out south to find whales, we had no idea we would be part of such a unique moment in history. We started the long trek through the Strait of Juan de Fuca with Mount Baker peering down at us and Harbor Porpoise...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in Strait of Juan de Fuca

September 4, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Travel Across the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | September 4th, 2020 | 13:30 Leaving the dock, we were lucky enough to receive some whale rumors far south in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Attempting to give our passengers the best possibility of seeing whales, we decided to follow this rumor and head straight south. Coming...Read more
Southern Resident Killer Whales Swim San Juan Island

September 3, 2020

A Memorable Southern Resident Killer Whale Experience

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | September 3rd, 2020 | 14:00 Every day feels unique and special with the mass diversity we have in the Salish Sea; however, some days stand out a bit more. A cloudless day, glassy seas, and Mount Baker standing sharp over the islands set the tone for a memorable day. Briefly...Read more
PC/ Sarah McCullagh

August 18, 2020

Humpback Whale Sails Through Strait of Georgia

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 18th, 2020 | 13:00 We left the dock today with no whale reports in the area- a completely normal way to start any whale watching trip, especially when you are one of the first boats off the dock. Therefore, Captain Sarah and I agreed to head north towards some...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
Transient Orcas at Sunset

August 15, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Swim Around Southern San Juan Island

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 15th, 2020 | 17:30 The Transient Orca families we watched on our 13:00 trip traveled too far southeast out of our range to view again, but to our delighted surprise, ANOTHER family group of Bigg’s Killer Whales swam into U.S waters that earlier were milling southeast...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near Whidbey Island

August 15, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Pass Along Whidbey Island

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 15th, 2020 | 13:00 With Mount Baker standing tall and a warm breeze lightly drifting over the water, we started our long haul towards Whidbey Island in an attempt to see some Bigg’s Killer Whales. Leaving the dock, these 8 individuals were originally just south of...Read more
Minke Whale near San Juan Island

July 28, 2020

A Minke Whale Forages in San Juan Channel

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | July 28th, 2020 | 17:30 We started off the trip by heading south into the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of the same Bigg’s Killer Whales we saw on our 13:30 trip. We knew they were heading south but currently no one in the PWWA was on scene with them, making it more of an...Read more

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