April 3, 2021

Double Whammy with BOTH Residents and Transient Orcas!

Jordan Higgins | M/V Sea lion | 04/03/21 |1:00pm Today was such a special day! It is pretty rare that we see both the Southern Resident Killer Whales and the Transient Orcas in one trip. I felt very lucky and I’m fairly sure all my guests felt the same way. Captain Pete and I began the day like any...Read more

March 27, 2021

A Calm & Beautiful Saturday with J Pod!

Jordan Higgins | M/V Sea lion | 03/27/21 |1:00pm Today was a fantastic day out on the water! Captain Pete, Laura and I hopped on our vessel, the Sea Lion, and took off out of Friday Harbor. We were lucky to begin the tour with reports of Southern Resident whales just a couple islands away! But,...Read more

September 5, 2019

Ressies and Humpback!

M/V Sea Lion | September 5th, 2019 | Naturalist Alexandria What a great day we had today! We were so excited when we got on board M/V Sea Lion and knew that we had reports of orcas within our range. To make matters even more awesome, these sightings were of Resident Orcas- an Ecotype that we have...Read more

August 15, 2019

J Pod, a humpback whale, and loads of wildlife!

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 5:30 PM This evening was the greatest trip of all time. We began our trip heading south out of Friday Harbor. We went through some upwelling zones near Cattle Point lighthouse, which were bringing food to the water's surface and causing birds to...Read more

August 15, 2019

Resident Orca Off The Westside of San Juan Island

M/V Sea Lion | August 15 th , 2019 | Naturalist Alexandria What a fantastic day we had today! We rarely get to see our Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKWs) in our area, but today was a special day! We started out our trip so excited because we had report that our SRKWs had been spotted off the...Read more

May 6, 2019

Beautiful Day with J-Pod!

M/V Sea Lion | May 6 th , 2019 | Naturalist Alexandria Today was a beautiful day! Not only did we get spend a generous amount of time with our Resident Orcas in the area- but we also had a gorgeous, sunny day with Mt. Baker and the Olympics as the backdrop to our amazing afternoon! As we boarded...Read more

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