Bigg's Killer Whales in Plumper Sound

March 12, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Hunting in Plumper Sound

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 3/12/2020 | 12:00pm It is always fun to report when passengers find whales from the sky as they arrive to San Juan Island via sea plane! Two passengers had an early morning flight to Friday Harbor and sighted four orcas from above while flying over the San Juan Channel. We...Read more
J Pod in Swanson Channel

March 10, 2020

J Pod Leaping through Swanson Channel!!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 3/10/2020 | 12:00pm Today was such a fun day to be out on the water! M/V Sea Lion left the dock of Friday Harbor and headed north. Moments after we left the dock a large common loon came right by our boat and surprised all the passengers! He was sporting some gorgeous spring...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in Haro Strait

March 8, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Milling in the Haro Strait!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 3/8/2020 | 12:00pm What a gorgeous day to spend out on the water! I was so excited to head south through the San Juan Channel in glass calm seas, with blue skies and clear visibility! Cattle Point is one of my favorite viewing spots for a multitude of pelagic birds readily...Read more

November 30, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales Hunting in the San Juan Channel!!

Laura C. | 11/30/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm Waking up this morning was bittersweet, as I knew it would be the last trip of the season, but I was equally excited to get out on the water to hopefully see some whales! Today could not have more perfect, with orcas graciously providing a grand finale...Read more

November 24, 2019

Dall's Porpoises Bow Riding?! Say What Now?!!!

Laura C. | M/V Sea Lion | 11/24/2019 | 12:00pm Sunshine radiated throughout the Salish Sea today! The seas were beautiful, surrounded by crisp clean air that provided miles of visibility. We headed north in the San Juan Channel, through President’s Channel and past Patos Island into the Strait of...Read more

November 23, 2019

Dall's Porpoises, Seals and Sea Lions Inhabit the Salish Sea!

Laura C. | 11/23/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 The seas were rocky today in the Salish Sea! Grey clouds blanketed the sky above swirling whitecaps in the San Juan Channel. Captain Pete was in his element behind the helm as we stoically ventured north through the deep sloshy seas. Days like this are...Read more
Humpback Whale

October 9, 2019

Triple Humpback Whale Day!

Naturalist Erick | Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | Noon Today, was another sunny, fall day in the San Juan Islands. Captain Sarah and I headed out to search for some wonderful wildlife. We headed south through San Juan Channel and as we passed Turn Island we spotted a majestic Bald...Read more

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