Solo Bigg's Killer Whale near Stuart Island

September 8, 2019

Solo Orca and Humpback Whale in the Salish Sea

Olivia | September 8th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm What a fun day Captain Sarah and I had with all our passengers on M/V Sea Lion! We started off the trip by heading north where we immediately began seeing Harbor Porpoises rounding San Juan Island through Spieden Channel. After taking a quick...Read more

September 7, 2019

Two Pods of Orcas and a Minke in the North!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 09/07/19 | 11:00am What a lovely day today! Although the clouds hid the sun, everyone shone with hopes of finding whales! Captain Gabe and I took the Kestrel out of Friday Harbor and headed north through the San Juan Channel. Luckily, we heard reports of some whales up in...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Feed Near Patos

August 2, 2019

What's on the Menu Tonight? Killer Whales Dine Near Patos Island!

Laura C. | 8/2/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm Today was a prime example of marine mammal hunting specialists at work! We made our way north on M/V Sea Lion towards Patos Island to find killer whales enjoying an afternoon meal! Our Bigg’s killer whales closely circled a carcass and passed it around to...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near Tumbo

July 30, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales in the Sunny Salish Sea

Olivia | July 30th, 219 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm This afternoon we had a full boat of wonderful passengers. Captain Gabe, Co-Naturalist Laura, and I talked about how much we loved everyone we chatted with and had such a variety of backgrounds on board. We set out north through the San Juan Channel...Read more
Sunset with Bigg's Killer Whales

July 23, 2019

A T Party of Bigg's Killer Whales.. and a Pirate Ship?

Olivia | July 23rd, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30pm Starting off our evening sunset trip, Captain Erick and I headed north with our passengers through the San Juan Channel passing between Spring Passage and up to Presidents Channel on the east side of Waldron Island. This island area is a hot spot for...Read more
Humpback Whale in the Salish Sea Bigg's Killer Whales near Friday Harbor

July 21, 2019

An Exceptional Whale of a Day in the San Juan Islands!

Olivia | July 21st, 2019 | M/V kestrel | 11:00am Every day is completely different and unique, especially with whales that can travel over 100 miles in a day. Today, however, they decided to make our job very easy! Just as we left Friday Harbor, and I mean barely out of the harbor, we came across...Read more

July 15, 2019

Orcas and Then More Orcas!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 07/15/19 | 5:30pm Today was so amazing! It was just 12 of my guests, Captain Gabe, and me! It felt like such a nice little group. Everyone was so sweet and it was so much fun making friends with the really bright nine-year-old on board, Caileen. Exiting the harbor, we had...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Near Sucia Island!

June 27, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whale Family Near Sucia Island!

Laura C. | 6-27-2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm Passengers boarded M/V Sea Lion today with vigor, in hopes of either witnessing whales in their natural environment for the first time or reconnecting with these charismatic leviathans once again! And we were not disappointed! Captain Pete manned the...Read more

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