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
L12s Spread out in Haro Strait

September 22, 2017

The September Bounty of Wildlife Continues

[Naturalist Sarah – 09/22/2017 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00pm] September, September, September! There is a reason that this month is a staff favorite out on the water. Today was just another day that puts a smile on your face that stays through dinner. This afternoon we had a delightful encounter with...Read more

September 14, 2017

Resident Whale Breach Fest off San Juan Island

09/13/17- M/V Kestrel- 2PM Our resident whales still seem to be sticking around! We haven’t seen much of our resident whales this summer because of our record low salmon run, but today our guests were treated with the opportunity to see L pod. We headed down San Juan Channel and found the whales in...Read more
L Pod Orcas

August 4, 2017

Humpback Whales, L Pod Orcas, and Wildlife Spotted in the San Juans

[Sarah M – 08/03/2017 – M/V Sea Lion – 01:30pm & 05:30pm] Yesterday the M/V Sea Lion had another pair of great trips in the Salish Sea. Even though we are still experiencing smoky conditions, the wildlife sightings have been off the charts amazing and unaffected by the atmospheric conditions...Read more

July 27, 2017

J pod in Rosario Strait

[7/21/17- M/V Kestrel- 10AM & 2PM] J pod is still here! We left Friday Harbor and headed East towards Rosario Strait, where the whales were hanging out pretty much all day. On our way we stopped at a beautiful eagle’s nest on the northern tip of Lopez Island. Eagle’s nests can get about 6 feet...Read more
Patos Island light and Mt. Baker

June 24, 2017

Bigg's Killer Whales in the San Juan Islands

[06/23/2017 – 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 year of use. Going into her second summer as a part of our fleet I am excited to see how we can continue to use this incredible boat to...Read more
San Juan Sunset

June 14, 2017

Transient Killer Whales Abound! T065As in the Strait of Georgia

[06/13/2017 – M/V Sea Lion – 01:30pm & 05:30pm] Today we had another wonderful day on the water with multiple whale reports and sunny skies. We had the pleasure of hosting two wonderful groups of guests on our afternoon and evening trips. On our afternoon trip we headed north through San Juan...Read more