Cloudy day in the San Juan Islands

November 9, 2019

Humpback Whale in Northern Haro Strait

Sarah | 11/09/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm We left San Juan Island under typical November gray skies with a sight drizzle. Weather doesn’t really affect our wildlife sightings, we usually see the same wildlife on sunny days and rainy days. Captain Pete and I decided to head north through San Juan...Read more

August 31, 2019

A Breachtastic Morning with Orcas and a Humpback!

Erin | M/V Kestrel | 11:00 AM | Saturday, August 31, 2019 Today was an absolutely phenomenal day full of breaching and surface-active behaviors! We headed south out of Friday Harbor with the sun shining and the water calm. We made our way down to Cattle Point. At Cattle Point, we saw some upwelling...Read more
Humpback Whales in Canadian Waters

August 14, 2019

Humpback Whale Duo Swim Across the Salish Sea

Olivia | August 14th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30pm For our evening sunset, we received reports of Humpback Whales heading north through Swanson Channel in Canadian waters. Because of the far distance pushing our 3 to 4 hour time frame, Captain Pete and I agreed to head straight for that area in...Read more

August 11, 2019

Peaceful encounter with a lone male killer whale!

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 5:30 PM It was a lovely evening in the Salish Sea. We began our trip not knowing which direction we wanted to head. There were whales either very southeast of us or far northwest of us. Captain Erick decided to head in the northwest direction, where...Read more

August 11, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whale Cruising by Canada

Piper | Sunday, August 11, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30 PM On this lovely Sunday afternoon, Captain Erick, naturalist Erin, and myself headed out into the Salish Sea with an awesome group of guests to see what sorts of critters were hanging out in the area. We left the docks of Friday Harbor and...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whale Near Victoria B.C.

August 9, 2019

Crew Favorite Killer Whale Traveling Solo

Olivia | August 9th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm It was a gorgeous day on the water today as Captain Erick, Co-Naturalist Erin and I headed south with our passengers through the San Juan Channel. We caught word of a lone male Orca traveling near Victoria, B.C. and decided to make the trek...Read more

August 8, 2019

Trifecta of Whales in the Strait of Juan de Fuca!

Piper | Thursday, August 8, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00 AM This morning the skies in the San Juan Islands started out quite gray, which in my opinion makes for wonderful sighting weather, and that proved true today! As Captain Gabe and I got the Kestrel off the docks and out of the marina, a report...Read more

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