October 7, 2021

Snorts and Groans from Frankenstein, a Humpback Whale!

Haleigh | M/V Sea Lion | October 7, 2021 | 12:00 pm Today’s weather was spectacular. The water was glassy and calm everywhere we ventured, and the sun was shining with the blue sky and puffy clouds above. We began our tour southbound to scan the shallow banks within the Strait of Juan de Fuca. As...Read more

October 6, 2021

Surprise Humpback Whale Migrating Through Haro Strait

Haleigh | M/V Sea Lion | October 6, 2021 | 12:00 pm There is a plethora of wildlife that can be seen in the Salish Sea. Today’s trip highlighted the many animals that can be seen, especially if we give the trip the time and space to fully develop. We left the dock in search of a reported group of...Read more

October 5, 2021

Duo of Humpback Whales, Big Mama and Bump

Haleigh | M/V Sea Lion | October 5, 2021 | 12:00 pm It’s peak Humpback Whale watching season in the Salish Sea! Our Humpbacks are incredibly special because in the 1900’s, they were entirely whaled out of the area. Due to the increase in bait fish over the last couple of decades, more Humpbacks are...Read more

October 3, 2021

The Fall Migration of Humpback Whales Begins

Haleigh | M/V Kestrel | October 3, 2021 | 2:00 pm Through the summer in the Salish Sea, we have the opportunity to spend time with Humpback Whales. Humpback Whales migrate to colder, nutrient-rich waters to take advantage of the abundance of food -- Sand Lances, Herring, and Krill. It’s important...Read more

September 27, 2021

9 Biggs Killer Whales Amidst Ocean Swells and Rainbows

Abby | M/V Kestrel | 2pm | 9/27/2021 Captain Gabe and I haven’t been on Kestrel together for a long time, and for that reason we knew it was going to be a great day. We left the dock with the only sighting report of the day, which was a long shot… but we were determined to make it work. We zipped...Read more

September 23, 2021

A Meditative Biggs Killer Whale Encounter

Abby | M/V Kestrel | 2pm | 9/23/2021 Captain Eric and I zoomed out of the harbor, a new sighting report coming from the north, close to Waldron Island. We popped over to Flattop Island on our way to view the lazy harbor seals who were sprawled out on the rocky shoreline, thermoregulating their...Read more

September 21, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whales Cruising Towards Victoria

Haleigh | M/V Kestrel | September 21, 2021 | 2:00 pm Of the wildlife we see in the Salish Sea, about half of our summer inhabitants are migratory. Animals like Humpback whales, Gray whales, and Minke whales spend their summers here feeding due to the prey abundance. The other half of residential...Read more

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