Bigg's Male Orca

October 5, 2019

Minke Whale and Orcas! ( The T18's and the T37A's)

Naturalist Erick | Saturday, October 5, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | Noon Saturday started in a pretty typical Pacific Northwest way. Rain and low hanging clouds fell and scraped the tops of the evergreen hills of the San Juan Islands. As Capt. Pete and I got ready to take a full boat out to search for the...Read more
male killer whale

September 29, 2019

Orca and Humpback spotted on Adventure Tour

Sarah | 09/29/2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am Captain Gabe and I set out from Friday Harbor for another day on the Salish Sea. We set out from Friday Harbor heading south towards reports of good weather and smooth water. On our way out towards open water we decided to stop to check out some Steller’s...Read more
Killer whale surfacing

September 26, 2019

Southern Resident Killer Whales in the San Juan Islands

Sarah | M/V Sea Lion | 09/26/2019 | 12:00pm September continues to impress with great weather and amazing wildlife. Today we left Friday Harbor under blue skies, enjoying some early fall sun and warmth on land. As we motored out of the harbor we were all commenting that we were happy to have our...Read more

September 11, 2019

Orcas and Humpbacks Everywhere!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 09/11/19 | 12:00pm Today was a fantastic day out on the water! Captain Erick and I headed out of Friday Harbor, into the San Juan Channel and up towards the Canadian border. We crossed under Speiden Island where we saw exotic sheep and deer grazing along the grassy hillside...Read more
Bigg's killer whales!

September 1, 2019

Orcas Hunting Seals and Humpbacks Seen Fluking for Fish!

Laura C. | M/V Kestrel | 9/1/2019 | 11:00am We had a lovely day aboard M/V Kestrel exploring the diverse wildlife found in the Salish Sea! The radio was booming with reports of whale sightings so Captain Gabe was excited to tell passengers of the great news! As our vessel left Friday Harbor, I was...Read more

August 26, 2019

Orcas and a Humpback kinda Day!

M/V Sea Lion | August 26, 2019 | 1:30 PM | Naturalist Alexandria What a fantastic day we had on the water! When we started out our trip we had reports of orcas in Cattle Pass. As we loaded the boat and left the harbor we made a right hand turn in San Juan Channel taking us south towards this...Read more

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