Bigg's Orca

June 29, 2018

Long (but worthwhile!) Trip for Orcas on M/V Kestrel

Naturalist Sarah | 06/22/2018 | M/V Kestrel | 10:00am What a whirlwind of a trip! Leaving Friday Harbor, Captain gabe and I had no reports of orcas… not unusual for our morning trips! Since we work with a spotting network spread out through the region, usually our sightings start rolling in as...Read more
Whale family traveling closely together

June 12, 2018

Lime Kiln Killer Whales!

June 10, 2018 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30 Sunset Today the 5:30 sunset tour hosted a small group of enthusiastic whale lovers! Captain Pete and I heard reports of orcas heading north along the east side of San Juan Island so we decided to head around the north end of the island and down the east side to...Read more
Bigg's Orcas

April 6, 2018

Transient Orcas in San Juan Channel!

[Friday – 4/6/18 – 12:00 – M/V Sea Lion – Naturalist Erick] Today was a perfect Pacific Northwest day. This morning was completely covered with a misty low-level cloud cover. It was only about 1,000 feet high, so it masked the tallest hills in the islands and scraped the tops of the evergreen...Read more
Seattle Orca Whale Watching

March 29, 2018

Orca Whales in San Juan Channel

Naturalist Rachel, M/V Sea lion, March 28, 2018 Today we were lucky to find an abundance of wildlife in the San Juan Islands. First we headed to Spieden Island where we saw a large haul out of Steller’s Sea Lions. We also spotted some non-native sheep as well. We then went up to Canada where we saw...Read more
L84 Nyssa

October 24, 2017

Rare Whale Alert! The L54s spotted near the San Juan Islands

[Naturalist Sarah – 10/24/2017 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00] Today felt more like a summer day than a late October departure! With clear blue skies and a great group of guests Captain Brian and I were excited to explore the Salish Sea on the search for whales. Leaving the harbor we elected to head north...Read more
T11 Surfacing

October 17, 2017

The Extra Mile to Find Orcas and Humpbacks - 10/13/2017

[Naturalist Sarah – 10/13/2017 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00pm] On Friday we had a lovely trip to find wildlife. We enjoyed beautiful water as we cruised over to the Canadian border and towards Victoria. On these fall days sometimes we need to go a bit out of our way to find whales and other wildlife...Read more