May 8, 2021

Lovely Day with Transient Orcas

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 05/08/2021 |1:00pm What a fun day today! Captain Pete and I excitedly hopped on board with our guests and boated out of the harbor and headed between Shaw and Lopez Island. Continuing on we went through Pevine Pass and out into the open waters of the Rosario Strait. Here, we...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 Feeding and Fluking in the Rosario Strait!

Laura | M/V Kestrel | 4/24/2021 | 2:00PM Today was a most adventurous day on M/V Kestrel! The skies were quite cloudy with scattered showers, but the seas were glass calm. Skies like these can increase the possibility of seeing whales, as the darker skies lift whale blows against a backdrop that...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 Whales Near Roche Harbor

April 21, 2021

Bigg's Killer Whales Seen in Roche Harbor!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 4/21/21 | 1:00PM Even though I have lived in San Juan Island for a few years now, it still amazes me how often we are able to see orcas close to shore. We left Friday Harbor with a report of Bigg’s killer whales near Green Point on the south side of Spieden Island! We...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales by Spieden Island

April 20, 2021

Bigg's Killer Whales by Spieden Island and a Gray Whale Encounter!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 4/21/2021 | 1:00PM It was a typical Tuesday in April as we headed out of Friday Harbor without a known whale report. This is very common as most vessels head out of the marina around the same time and we all start communicating our charted plan for the day. As soon as M/V Sea...Read more

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