Humpback Whale near San Juan Island

August 16, 2020

Baleen Whales Take Over the San Juan Islands

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | August 16th, 2020 | 14:00 Our entire Adventure Trip today was one unexpected moment after another! Heading inner island, we started the trip feeling a warm wind [it was the hottest day all summer, after all] and headed south through Rosario Strait. Scanning the blue waters,...Read more
Minke Whales South of Lopez Island

August 2, 2020

Minke Whales Milling in McArthur

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 2nd, 2020 | 13:30 Starting off our trip, Captain Pete and I decided to head south towards Haro Strait where we have been finding Baleen Whales foraging the past few weeks. On our route we stopped and saw heaps of Steller’s Sea Lions. These are my absolute favorite and...Read more

July 22, 2019

Gray Whale Adventure Near Whidbey

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 07/22/19 | 1:30pm What an adventure! Today, Captain Pete, Naturalist Erin and I headed out of Friday Harbor with no reports of whales! We searched and searched the surrounding area. We boated up through the channel between Shaw and Lopez and down under Decatur Island and...Read more

July 18, 2019

Orcas Near Orcas Island!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 07/18/19 | 11:00am What am amazing morning! Captain Brian and I took the Kestrel out of Friday Harbor and headed towards reports of orcas! We boated south of Shaw Island across the south shores of Orcas Island, intertwining through Peavine Pass and then up Rosario Strait. We...Read more

July 4, 2019

Gray Whale By Whidbey!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 07/04/19 | 1:30pm Happy Fourth of July!! The day started with a beautiful parade marching down Spring Street in Friday Harbor. It created an air of excitement amongst everyone. Captain Pete, Naturalist Laura and I took our vessel, the Sea Lion, out of Friday Harbor towards...Read more
Orca swimming

June 13, 2019

Three Transient Pods in Rosario Strait! 06/13/19

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 06/13/19 | 12:00pm Today started as a beautiful day in Friday Harbor! The sun was shining, and it truly felt like one of the first real summer day here in the San Juan Islands. Captain Sarah, Naturalist Erick, Naturalist Laura and I took our beautiful boat, the Sea Lion, out...Read more

October 20, 2018

Bigg's Killer Whales and a Minke Whale

Today was an awesome day out on the water! Our great group boarded M/V Sea Lion this afternoon and headed out east. Once we passed over to Rosario Strait we headed north to catch up with some Transient (also known as Bigg's Killer Whales) that we had reports of! We were so excited when we got on...Read more

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