June 24, 2019

Two Families of Bigg's Killer Whales Interacting!

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 5:30 PM What an amazing trip it was aboard the M/V Sea Lion this evening. The weather was absolutely beautiful. The water was smooth and the sun was shining bright. We left Friday Harbor and headed south toward Cattle Point, back toward the area where...Read more

June 22, 2019

Killer Whales in the Strait of Georgia!

Erin | M/V Kestrel | Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 11:00 AM It was a truly adventurous trip aboard the M/V Kestrel this morning. We began our trip heading north out of Friday Harbor. There were some orca reports in the Strait of Georgia, and we figured we would give it a shot to try and see them. On...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Traveling with calf

June 20, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales Spotted Near Saturna Island

Laura C. | 6-20-2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30 pm Our second trip on the 5:30 whale watch was spectacular! We headed north and found T124As traveling right around Saturna Island! The water was glass calm and as we were the only vessel in the area, the surrounding waters were quite peaceful! We passed a...Read more

June 19, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whale and Humpback North of San Juan Island!

Piper | Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 PM Today was a bit of a blustery day in the Salish Sea, but Captain Gabe, Laura, and I had an awesome group of folks on the Sea Lion and we headed north into San Juan Channel on the lookout for all sorts of wildlife! There was a report of a...Read more

June 16, 2019

Lone Orca and a Pair of Humpbacks Cruising in Canada

Piper | Sunday, June 16, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 PM Happy Father’s Day! Today the M/V Sea Lion was crewed by Captain Erick, Erin, and me and we left Friday Harbor with a really awesome group of people who were super engaged and asked some awesome questions about the conservation and ecology of...Read more

June 14, 2019

Heather, Raptor, and the T49A's

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Friday, June 14, 2019 | 12:00 PM What a fantastic afternoon out in the Salish Sea! It began with humpback whales directly outside of Friday Harbor. We headed a couple of minutes south before seeing two humpback whales. They were diving at the same time and coming up to the...Read more

June 13, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales (T49As) Grace the Strait of Georgia!

Piper | Thursday, June 13, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00 AM It was Captain Gabe and I on the Kestrel again today, but the crazy heat from yesterday had faded some, making the exposure suits we provide for guests extra helpful on the water. We had an awesome group of people today and we left the marina...Read more