Bigg's Killer Whales off the West Side

June 16, 2021

Two Families of Bigg's Killer Whales Feed off False Bay

Olivia | M/V Osprey | June 16th, 2021 | 12:30pm Another clear day graced us with the presence of Mount Rainier beaming high atop the Puget Sound to the south. We set off with the volcano guiding our way, passing Harbor Porpoises swimming outside Upright Channel. Passing Cattle Point Lighthouse and...Read more
Humpback Whale in Salish Sea

May 30, 2021

Breaching Humpback Whale Trio in the Strait of Georgia

Olivia | M/V Osprey | May 30th, 2021 | 12:30pm Our sunny Sunday started off with heaps of Pigeon Guillemots exploring the inner Friday Harbor as we slowly made our way out of the hustle and bustle of the holiday traffic. Scouting out reports from multiple directions around the San Juan Islands, we...Read more
Gray Whale in Salish Sea

May 29, 2021

Surprise Gray Whale Fluking Near Cattle Point Lighthouse

Olivia | M/V Osprey | May 29th, 2021 | 12:30pm Kicking off Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, we left the dock with Koma Kulshan (Mount Baker) standing tall on the blue horizon as the water below sparkled in the mid-morning sun. Captain Gabe decided to start our adventures south through San Juan...Read more
Humpback Whale

July 29, 2020

Humpback Whale Travels through Haro Strait!

Erick | M/V Sea Hawk | 12:00 | Wednesday, July 23, 2020 Today, we had a trip on M/V Sea Hawk out of Roche Harbor. I love taking Sea Hawk out. She has a great viewing platform from the bow, where you are raised a little off the water but not too much, so you feel like you are a little more part of...Read more
Steller's Sea Lions Around San Juan Island

July 3, 2019

Sunsets and Steller's Sea Lions in the Salish Sea

Olivia | June 29, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30pm Sunset tours are always favored by the staff, and for good reason! Calm seas, gorgeous, golden sunset over the water, and Cattle Point Lighthouse silhouetted in the background- what’s not to love? We started off the tour heading south towards Salmon...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in the San Juan Islands

June 27, 2019

Adventure Tour with Killer Whales

Olivia | June 27, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am Our morning trip out on M/V Kestrel definitely started off as an adventure as we were getting everyone suited up in the rain. Despite the June showers, we wore smiling faces as we set out to find the whales we received word about. We traveled north...Read more

April 30, 2018

Springtime Animals in April

[Sunday, 4/29/18 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00 – Naturalist Erick] This Sunday we Captain Mike and myself journeyed into the spring mist covering the San Juans. With us, we brought along a great group of folks aboard the M/V Sea Lion . We headed north through San Juan Channel and made our first stop at...Read more

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