Transient Orca near Barnes and Clark

August 4, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Feeding near Barnes and Clark

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 4th, 2020 | 13:00 Captain Sarah and I were jazzed that we were able to tell our passengers we were leaving the dock with reports of Transient Orca in our waters. We immediately aimed for the previously known location of these whales in hopes to give our guests the...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales

August 22, 2019

Two Families of Bigg's Killer Whales North of Sidney Island!

Laura C. | M/V Kestrel | 8/22/2019 | 11:00am, 3:00pm It was an outstanding day aboard M/V Kestrel! Captain Pete touched base with other whale-watching vessels in the area and received reports of two families of Bigg’s killer whales traveling northwest from Sidney Island to Satellite Channel!...Read more

July 20, 2019

Breathing and Breaching Bigg's!!!

Laura C. | 7/20/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30/5:30pm Today was a perfect day out on the water, filled with glorious wildlife! Our first trip aboard M/V Sea Lion was wonderful, consisting of harbor seals, porpoises and Bigg’s killer whales! An adorable harbor seal popped up on the port side of our...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales!!

June 26, 2019

14 Bigg's Killer Whales Celebrate a Sunset Whale Watch!!

Laura C./ 6-26-2019 / M/V Sea Lion / 5:30pm Our whale watch this evening was one of my favorites of the season! Captain Pete, Olivia, myself and a full boat of passengers voyaged north to Saturna Island. We were ecstatic to find three families of Bigg’s killer whales joined together in what seemed...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Near Patos Island

June 22, 2019

Two Families of Bigg's Killer Whales Near Patos Island!

Laura C. | 6-22-2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30pm The 5:30pm whale watch was gorgeous! We headed north aboard M/V Sea Lion and were ecstatic to find two families traveling together near Patos Island, T36As and T65As! There was no mistaking the large teenage male of the T65A family as he cruised along...Read more
Orcas Surfacing

June 29, 2018

Orcas in the Strait of Georgia | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Naturalist Sarah | 06/29/2018 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:30pm Charter from Roche Harbor Naturalist Piper, Captain Pete and I had distinct pleasure of hosting a family reunion aboard the M/V Sea Lion. On private charters we can always customize the day to best suite a group’s needs, and yesterday that...Read more

July 17, 2017

A Salish Sea Sunset - Made Complete with Transient Orcas Sightings

Lauren Fritz, 07/16/17, M/V Sea Lion, 5:30 pm Tour What an incredible evening trip! Sunset is one of the most scenic times to be out on the water - and today, the water was pure glass. The San Juan Islands have this magic about them that createst the most beautiful pastel colors at sunset and dusk...Read more

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