July 1, 2022

T49A's Bigg's Killer Whales in the Strait of Georgia

Helena MV Kestrel 7/1/2022 10am This morning’s adventure on MV Kestrel was filled with beautiful wildlife and stunning views of the Gulf Islands here in the Salish Sea. We began our journey north out of Friday Harbor and up San Juan Channel towards Boundary Pass. Our first stop was White Rock where...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

May 28, 2022

Bigg’s Killer Whales all in San Juan Channel

Haleigh | M/V Kestrel | May 28, 2022 | 2:00 pm One of our mantras for each of our tours is that every day is different, and every hour is different, meaning you can find wildlife anywhere and at any time. For today’s tour, this held up to be true given we had multiple families of Bigg’s Killer...Read more

April 15, 2022

13 Bigg's Killer Whales Cruise Through The Haro and Boundary Pass!!

Laura / M/V Sea Lion / 4/15/2022 / 12:30 PM Today was a wonderful experience out in the Salish Sea with a most exciting orca encounter! We departed Friday Harbor with a morning report of Bigg’s killer whales traveling up the west side of San Juan Island, so we immediately went northbound in hopes...Read more

April 10, 2022

J-Pod, Steller Sea Lions and Squalls of Sudden Rain

Maxx K. | M/V Sea Lion | 04/10/2022 | 12:30pm Today was FUN. It was a cold day out on the water today, sure. But it was also absolutely gorgeous. A low layer of clouds rolled over the San Juan’s, dumping sporadic bouts of torrential rain over small pockets of the islands. We moved southbound out of...Read more

March 29, 2022

Fog, Steller Sea Lions and a Squad of Bigg’s Killer Whales

Fog, Steller Sea Lions and a Squirrley Family of Bigg’s Killer Whales Maxx K. | M/V Sea Lion | 03/29/2022 | 12:30pm Today’s tour was wild. Sea Lion pulled out of Friday Harbor and veered south. Whale watching runs on rumors. Someone thinks they might have seen a blow on the horizon. They tell a...Read more