July 8, 2015

Flying Whales in Haro Strait!

Today was (as usual) a fantastic day! My co-natty Erik, captain Mike and myself had a boat full of excited passengers, sunny skies and great whale reports ahead of us. We left the dock and headed south out of Friday Harbor towards Cattle Point. On our way through San Juan Channel we stopped to...Read more

June 18, 2015

Orca in the Mist

This evening Captain Pete and I left the dock on the ol' Sea Lion in classic Pacific Northwest misty weather with a boat full of good natured passengers and reports of a male Killer Whale traveling on his own in Canadian waters. After meeting everyone, we took off in search of wildlife. Right off...Read more

June 4, 2015

East side transients, West side residents

We boarded the Sea Lion today with no orca reports and prepared ourselves to go in search of other wildlife in the area. Just as we were about to depart from the dock, Captain Pete was informed that there were some transient orcas just outside the harbor! So, we made our way out to San Juan Channel...Read more

May 29, 2015

Humpback in Canada

Today we left Friday Harbor with a report of a humpback near East Point. On our way to the humpback whale we spotted a Stellar sea lion feeding in San Juan Channel. We then headed through President channel towards the humpback which was slowly heading North towards Vancouver. We got a little North...Read more

July 7, 2014

Happy Whales!

Howdy from a very sunny and warm Friday Harbor! This afternoon we had an awesome trip out on the Salish Sea. We left the harbor and immediately had a bald eagle fly over our boat, and a little while later we had an eagle fishing right off the bow! Eagles cannot retract their talons once they have...Read more

July 1, 2014

Another Beautiful Day with Killer Whales!

We departed the docks today with sunny skies above. It would seem like every day in the San Juan's is just as beautiful as the next; however, today was clear enough so that we had a panoramic view of the Cascade mountain range with Mt. Baker in the center, as well as Mt. Rainier and the Olympics...Read more

June 24, 2014

Couldn't ask for a better day!

As we left San Juan Island yesterday, everyone couldn’t help but comment on what a phenomenal day it was. Sunny skies, no wind, and flat calm glassy waters- oh, and the 40 or so killer whales that were in the area helped a little too! As Captain Mike, Chelsea and I motored out into the San Juan...Read more

September 30, 2013

Transient Orcas and Rainbows

When the M/V Sea Lion departed from the docks today it was down-pouring rain. We all stayed inside the cabin, where the heat was on to keep us warm while we weathered the storm. That however, didn't last long as we soon came upon a group of playful harbor porpoise to look at! They were all around...Read more