Whale watching on M/V Kestrel

June 15, 2018

Afternoon full of whales on M/V Kestrel

Sarah | 06/14/2018 | M/V Kestrel | 02:00pm M/V Kestrel is our newest vessel in our fleet of four, and she has consistently proven to be an amazing tool over the last couple year of use. Going into her third summer as a part of our fleet I am excited to see how we can continue to use this incredible...Read more
Southern Resident killer whales and Mt. Baker

June 13, 2018

Welcome home to the Southern Residents!

[Naturalist Sarah – 06/11/2018 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00pm] Monday was just another day that put a smile on my face that stayed through dinner. After a long absence from the inland waters we enjoyed a delightful encounter with members of our Southern Resident killer whale population. Today Captain...Read more
L88 Wavewalker

October 25, 2017

Surprise orcas are the best kind of orcas in the San Juan Islands!

[Naturalist Sarah – 10/25/2017 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00pm] Is this July? Is this the summer? Well, the weather didn’t seem right today, but the sighting sure did… more orcas! Usually we expect to see most of our orcas May-September, with a 90% success rate. In the spring and fall, our orca sightings...Read more
Transient killer whale

September 29, 2017

A Cruise to the Canadian Gulf Islands for Orcas

[Naturalist Sarah – 09/28/2017 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00pm] What a beautiful July… errr, September day? What beautiful weather we have been treated to over the last few days! It has felt more like peak summer with eighty degree temperatures, blue skies, and whales sighted throughout the Salish Sea! As...Read more