Cloudy day in the San Juan Islands

November 9, 2019

Humpback Whale in Northern Haro Strait

Sarah | 11/09/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm We left San Juan Island under typical November gray skies with a sight drizzle. Weather doesn’t really affect our wildlife sightings, we usually see the same wildlife on sunny days and rainy days. Captain Pete and I decided to head north through San Juan...Read more
Humpback Whale

November 1, 2019

20+ Humpback Whales

Sarah | 11/01/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm It was an amazing day on the water here in the Salish Sea. Captain Pete and I left the dock in Friday Harbor and decided to point south through San Juan Channel towards Cattle Pass on the search for whales. On the way out of Cattle Pass we decided to stop...Read more
killer whales

October 29, 2019

Southern Residents and Humpbacks with TONS of other Wildlife!

Sarah | 10/29/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm On Tuesday we enjoyed an amazing day on the water with tons of wildlife and great weather. The chilly fall weather didn’t keep us from enjoying the magnificent Salish Sea Marine Ecosystem, we just bundled up! We started the trip with a start at Flattop...Read more
humpback whale

October 15, 2019

Best Whale Watch of the Season. Humpback Whale Encounter

Sarah | 10/15/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm We had a lovely October day out on the water, with a bit of Pacific Northwest liquid sunshine falling from the sky and amazing wildlife in the waters surrounding the San Juan Islands, today was autumnal whale watching at its best. Captain Erick and I left...Read more
CA173s! The exotic family

October 12, 2019

Amazing day with over thirty Bigg's killer whales spotted

Sarah | 10/12/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm What an incredible day on the water! After an early morning report of a huge group of orcas moving east in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Captain Erick and I were eager to leave the dock here in Friday Harbor to go out and explore! We decided to head south...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
male killer whale

September 29, 2019

Orca and Humpback spotted on Adventure Tour

Sarah | 09/29/2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am Captain Gabe and I set out from Friday Harbor for another day on the Salish Sea. We set out from Friday Harbor heading south towards reports of good weather and smooth water. On our way out towards open water we decided to stop to check out some Steller’s...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in Boundary Pass Humpback Whale in Spieden Channel

September 28, 2019

A Magical Whale Day near San Juan Island

Olivia | September 28th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am Sadly, today was my last Kestrel trip of the season with Captain Gabe and we decided early on that it was going to be epic. Being one of the first boats out on the water, we often must travel into areas where there haven’t been other boats in...Read more

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