May 23, 2019

A Trip to Canada with Bigg's Orcas and Humpbacks!

Piper | Thursday, May 23, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 12:00 PM The M/V Kestrel left the docks of Friday Harbor today at noon with me, an awesome group of guests, and the wonderful Captain Gabe. We headed north into San Juan Channel and before we could even get to speed, we spotted a bald eagle perched in...Read more
Humpback Whale Watching Near Seattle

October 8, 2018

Humpback North of San Juan Island

October 8- M/V Sea Lion- 12 PM Today we left Friday Harbor with no reports of wildlife in our area. So we headed out and started searching North of San Juan Island. We saw a lot of harbor porpoise while in transient. Thankfully we spotted a spout off in the distance. Captain Mike headed that way...Read more

September 30, 2018

Transient Orcas Hunting Seals Near San Juan Island

September 30- M/V Sea Lion- 12:00 pm Today we left Friday Harbor with reports of some Bigg’s killer whales off the Northeastern shoreline of Orcas island. We cruised that direction and stopped to see a bald eagles nest along the way. We first got on scene and discovered that the particular family...Read more

July 6, 2018

Bigg's Killer Whales Show Us a Great 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 4th | M/V Sea Lion After catching the Friday Harbor 4 th of July parade, Captain Pete, naturalist Jordan and I were pumped to get out on the water and see what the day had in store! We boarded the M/V Sea Lion and heard a report of a humpback whale milling about near Lawson Reef on...Read more

June 28, 2018

Orcas North of San Juan Island

Today we got to see a group of transient orca whales just north of San Juan Island. On our way out of Friday Harbor we got a look at a swimming juvenile Steller’s sea lion. We then continued to head out of the Harbor and went into Presidents channel where we came across the T137’s. When we first...Read more

June 23, 2018

Big Orca Bull

Captain Pete, naturalist Alexandria and I were ready for our day trip on a beautiful and sunny Tuesday. With almost a full boat, the guests and us were ready to see some whales! Captain Gabe had reports of Transient Orcas up near the Gulf Islands in Canada and headed towards us. This group had...Read more

April 19, 2018

Bigg's Orcas in the Sun!

Thursday, April 19, 2018 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 Noon THE SUN IS OUT! Spending the winter on the island, sometimes you don’t realize how much you’ve been missing the sun until it pops through the clouds to warm your bones; today was one of those days. Happily squinting my eyes, I boarded the boat...Read more