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

August 7, 2021

Three Biggs Killer Whale Teenagers

Abby | M/V Sea Lion | 8/7/2021 Captain Pete and I pushed off the dock, sun beaming through the morning clouds and drizzle that covered the island. Moving through the mist that morning was like moving through the breath of a whale on a foggy fall day, a glimpse of what was to come. We headed north...Read more
Humpback Whale surfacing for air

July 31, 2021

Humpback Surprise by Waldron Island

Haleigh | M/V Kestrel | July 31, 2021 | 2:00pm We started our Saturday afternoon trip moving north through the San Juan Channel. We reached a small island called Skipjack to find two dozen harbor seals hauled out along the shoreline! Some of them were playing in the kelp beds while most lay in a...Read more
Transient Orcas traveling near Orcas Island

July 31, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whale Family, T65A’s, Feeding in the Rocky Reef

Haleigh | M/V Kestrel | July 31, 2021 | 10:00am Being one of the first vessels out on the water is an incredible feeling. We began our Saturday morning trip searching through the quiet islands. The water around us was still glassy and the last of the lingering fog was lifting up towards the tips of...Read more
Orcas near San Juan Island

July 30, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whales Traveling through the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Haleigh | M/V Sea Lion | July 30, 2021 | 2:00pm Our Friday afternoon Classic Whale Watch was a really fun trip! We departed Friday Harbor in search of wildlife and decided to travel south through San Juan Channel, following a report of something big, black and white in the Strait of Juan de Fuca...Read more
Bigg’s Killer Whales

July 29, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whale Celebration off Lummi Island

Maxx K. | M/V Sea Lion | 07/29/2021 | 2:00pm Today was wild, y’all. Captain Pete and I had no idea what to expect when Sea Lion left Friday Harbor. There were rumors of Bigg’s Killer Whales north of us off the south side of Lummi Island but as we know, whales stay rumors until you see them yourself...Read more
Bigg's Killer whales playing

July 20, 2021

2 Families of Bigg’s Killer Whale Feeding along Orcas Island

Haleigh | M/V Sea Lion | July 20, 2021 | 2:00pm For our afternoon Classic whale watching trip, the boat full of excited passengers was just the beginning to a great day! We headed inter-island to follow a report of some Bigg’s Killer Whales in Rosario Strait. Bigg’s Killer Whales are a marine...Read more

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