July 27, 2022

Whale "trifecta" south of San Juan Island

Elle | M/V Kestrel | 7/27/2022 | 2:00 PM After departing from Friday Harbor we headed south in San Juan Channel. Near Cattle Point Lighthouse, we entered some choppy water, produced by fast currents mixing together, as well as wind. Above the waves, we saw a fifteen-foot puff of air: an exhalation...Read more

July 18, 2022

Biggs Killer Whales in Georgeson Pass

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 07/18/2022 | 2:00pm I had a blast on today's tour! Kestrel raced out of Friday Harbor towards the north, stopping first to admire a bald eagle that sat looming over the San Juan Channel. We ended up seeing at least eleven eagles during the duration of our tour today and I’m...Read more

July 16, 2022

Two teenage Orcas cruise around San Juan Island

Elle | M/V Osprey | July 16, 2022 |12:30PM We set out on a cool, cloudy day from Friday Harbor in search of wildlife. We headed down south past Cattle Point on San Juan Island and pulled up to Whale Rocks, off the western tip of Lopez Island. Here we saw a haul out of harbor seals as well as...Read more

June 29, 2022

Bigg's Orca whales near Salt Spring Island

Elle | M/V Osprey | June 29, 2022 |12:30PM Today we took a trip to Canada! We left Friday Harbor towards reports of Bigg’s Killer Whales near Victoria on Vancouver Island. We headed north, then west through Speiden Channel. As we approached Sidney Island, we started to see tall, black dorsal fins...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 18, 2022

Orca Whales, Falcons and the Gargantuan Eagles Nest

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 06/18/2022 | 2:00pm Today was so much fun. Not only did we have a full crew aboard Kestrel today (myself, Elle AND Captain Eric), we also managed to spend some time with my favorite family of Bigg’s Killer Whales, the T123s. Then we got a quick glimpse of a couple of...Read more

June 17, 2022

Interisland Journey to some Biggs Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 06/17/2022 | 12:30pm Traveling inter-island is always a great time. It’s fun to wind the vessel through all the nooks and crannies that partition one island from the next. Each passing typically guarantees many glimpses of eagles and pelagic birds along the rocky shorelines...Read more