Dall's Porpoises in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

September 12, 2019

Mount Rainier and Dall's Porpoises Return to the San Juan Islands!

Olivia | September 12th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm What a great day near San Juan Island! Captain Gabe, Co-Naturalist Piper and I headed south through the San Juan Channel to aim for the Strait of Juan de Fuca in hopes of seeing potential whale sightings. We made a stop at Whale Rocks where we...Read more
Transient Orcas San Juan Islands

September 11, 2019

Private Charter with Amazing Whales

Olivia | September 11th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 3:00pm Private Charter This afternoon we had a private charter of two book on, which was an absolute delight. These folks were so excited just to be on the water checking out the gorgeous scenery of our many islands. We decided to wave at the Humpback...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near Saltspring

September 11, 2019

Family Favorite Whales in the San Juan Islands

Olivia | September 11th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am Wednesday morning was an exceptional day on the adventure Kestrel trip. It has been a while since both Captain Pete and I have been on our zodiac and were equally excited to hit the water. However, we couldn’t get our boat up to full speed...Read more
Solo Bigg's Killer Whale near Stuart Island

September 8, 2019

Solo Orca and Humpback Whale in the Salish Sea

Olivia | September 8th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm What a fun day Captain Sarah and I had with all our passengers on M/V Sea Lion! We started off the trip by heading north where we immediately began seeing Harbor Porpoises rounding San Juan Island through Spieden Channel. After taking a quick...Read more

September 7, 2019

Two Pods of Orcas and a Minke in the North!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 09/07/19 | 11:00am What a lovely day today! Although the clouds hid the sun, everyone shone with hopes of finding whales! Captain Gabe and I took the Kestrel out of Friday Harbor and headed north through the San Juan Channel. Luckily, we heard reports of some whales up in...Read more

September 5, 2019

Southern Residents Near San Juan!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 09/05/19 | 11:00am The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, random dogs were barking in the distance; it was looking like a great start to our whale watch! Captain Gabe and I took our new friends out of Friday Harbor on the Kestrel. We headed down south through the San...Read more
Orcas Near San Juan Island

August 29, 2019

Killer Whales Love San Juan Island

Olivia | August 29th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm Today was such a breezy day on the water, both literally and figuratively. We started off by [barely] traveling south to find Bigg’s Killer Whales near Pear Point. From there, they turned north and were able to view them all the way back to Friday...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in the Salish Sea

August 26, 2019

Hungry Whales in the Golden Evening Sun

Olivia | August 26th, 2019 | M/V Kittiwake | 3:00pm This afternoon, Captain Gabe, our 10 passengers, and I set out on M/V Kittiwake to find whales that were close by! Leaving Friday Harbor, we immediately found a large bait ball that is always a good sign of marine mammals in the area. We headed...Read more

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