May 2, 2021

Transient Orca Whales, A Gray Whale and More Near Cattle Point!

Jordan Higgins Blogs Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 05/02/2021 |1:00pm For any given trip, we never know what is going to happen or what we are going to see that day. But, wow, today we were incredibly lucky! We saw so much extraordinary wildlife! The day began as Captain Pete and I greeted our guests and...Read more

April 24, 2021

Gray Whale Galore off of Lopez Island

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 04/24/2021 |5:00pm The clock strikes 5:00 o’clock and Captain Pete, our guests and I jump onto the boat and head out to semi-open sea. We turn right and head towards adventure. We arrive at these rocks jutting out of the water in the middle of the channel and find that they’...Read more

April 24, 2021

Gray Whale Greatness Near Lopez

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 04/24/2021 |1:00pm What a wonderful day! As our wonderful guests hopped on our boat, Captain Pete and I headed out of Friday Harbor and south down the San Juan Channel. We boated until we reached the Southern point of San Juan Island where there was a gorgeous lighthouse...Read more
Gray Whale Feeding in San Juan Islands

April 23, 2021

Gray Whale Feeds nearby a Snoozing Sea Otter

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | April 23rd, 2021 | 13:00 Kicking off the weekend, Captain Pete decided to start the trip by heading inner island through Upright Passage, eventually turning south into Lopez Sound. Just off Coleville Island, we spotted a large spout as it shot above the surface of the water...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whale Family

April 19, 2021

Bigg's Killer Whale Family Milling by Matia Island

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | April 19th, 2021 | 13:00 Shortly after departing the dock, we received word of some Killer Whale reports northeast of Orcas Island. We immediately started heading that way north around the islands, passing lots of wildlife along the way such as harlequin ducks, rhinoceros...Read more
Orcas in San Juan Channel

April 18, 2021

Bigg's Killer Whales Hang Outside of Friday Harbor

Olivia | April 18th, 2021 | M/V Kestrel | 14:00 It felt great to get back out on my first M/V Kestrel trip of the season with Captain Brian, especially since it was warm, calm, AND sunny around the islands. We started the trip with a great group of people excited to get out and see what the Salish...Read more

April 17, 2021

Transient Orcas Hunting on the Canadian Boarder!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 04/17/2021 |1:00pm What a fantastic day! It started off incredibly warm and sunny as the bright blue sky promised a great trip no matter what we ended up seeing. Captain Pete and I jumped on the Sea Lion with our excited guests and boated out towards sea. Heading up the San...Read more

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