Orcas on Sunset Trip

August 3, 2019

Canadian Sunset Brings Bigg's Killer Whales

Olivia | August 3rd, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30pm What an evening! We had a beautiful morning with two types of Baleen Whales (still in range) which made it an exceptional trip, and by the sunset trip, we found out about some Killer Whales sightings. The only problem was that they were just out of...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near Tumbo

July 30, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales in the Sunny Salish Sea

Olivia | July 30th, 219 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm This afternoon we had a full boat of wonderful passengers. Captain Gabe, Co-Naturalist Laura, and I talked about how much we loved everyone we chatted with and had such a variety of backgrounds on board. We set out north through the San Juan Channel...Read more

July 28, 2019

T46's on the move in Boundary Pass and the Strait of Georgia

Erin | Sunday, July 28, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00 AM What an incredible afternoon aboard the M/V Kestrel! The sun was shining when we left the harbor, and we were all ready for a wildlife adventure! We left Friday Harbor and headed north toward some reports of orcas in Boundary Pass. Since the...Read more
Humpback Whale in the Strait of Georgia

July 25, 2019

Gleaming Humpback Whale Shimmering in the Salish Sea

Olivia | July 25th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 3:00pm Captain Pete and I headed out this afternoon on a search for whales in our area. We decided to head north through the San Juan Channel and stop at White Rocks to catch a view of our Harbor Porpoises and their pups as they napped and swam near the...Read more
Two Bigg's Killer Whales in the Salish Sea

July 25, 2019

Unique Killer Whale Kids Traveling near the San Juan Islands

Olivia | July 25th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am Commonly on these morning trips, we leave the dock unaware of what wildlife is out there, and it is our job to help scope it out with other Whale Watch Vessels in the area. Not only is this beneficial to our tours, but it also allows for a heads up...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in the Saanich Inlet

July 24, 2019

Graceful Killer Whales in the Saanich Inlet

Olivia | July 24th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 3:00pm Starting out our second trip of the day, Captain Brian and I knew the group of Bigg’s Killer Whales we saw earlier today moved further north, pushing our range to stay between the 3 to 4 hour timeframe. We discussed this with our passengers and came...Read more
Sunset with Bigg's Killer Whales

July 23, 2019

A T Party of Bigg's Killer Whales.. and a Pirate Ship?

Olivia | July 23rd, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30pm Starting off our evening sunset trip, Captain Erick and I headed north with our passengers through the San Juan Channel passing between Spring Passage and up to Presidents Channel on the east side of Waldron Island. This island area is a hot spot for...Read more

July 23, 2019

A "T Party" and a humpback whale in the Strait of Georgia!

Naturalist Erin | M/V Kestrel | 3:00 PM | Tuesday, July 23, 2019 This was a trip for the books! We headed north out of Friday Harbor and headed back towards where we had seen whales on our previous trip, in the Strait of Georgia. We stopped past White Rock, which is a very interesting location. It...Read more

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