September 26, 2022

Humpback Whale and Steller's Sea Lions near San Juan Island

Elle | M/V Kestrel | 9/26/2022 | 2:00PM On today's Adventure Tour, we headed South out of Friday Harbor to look for wildlife. Just south of the harbor, we encountered a haul-out of harbor seals in San Juan Channel on some small rocky islands. The harbor seal population has grown significantly over...Read more

September 24, 2022

Humpback Party in Strait of Juan de Fuca

Elle | M/V Kestrel | 9/24/2022 | 2:00PM Today's adventure tour started in Friday Harbor. From there, we headed south in San Juan Channel. We made our first stop at Goose Island in Cattle Pass. This island is surrounded by bull kelp, an essential part of the ecosystem here in the Salish Sea, and one...Read more

September 17, 2022

A Salmon Bank T-Party With Biggs's Killer Whales

Kelly | M/V Kestrel | 9/17/22 | 2:00pm The wildfire smoke has officially cleared here in the San Juan’s! Today was the first day on the water since the smoke blew in that we were able to see Mount Baker in all its glory. Captain Gabe and I Left Friday Harbor on our Adventure Whale Watch and...Read more

September 14, 2022

Oodles of Orcas (and a humpback!)

Elle | M/V Osprey | 9/14/2022 | 1:30PM Today was a lucky day out here in the Salish Sea! Soon after departing from Friday Harbor, we stopped to see a majestic bald eagle perched above a group of harbor seals, hauled out on a rocky island. As we continued north through President's Channel towards...Read more

August 13, 2022

A Bucket List Moment: Breaching Bigg’s Killer Whales at our Bow!

Lauren | M/V Osprey | 8/13/2022 | 12:30 PM What an epic day! Dare I call it the trip of the summer? Today our 12:30 Classic Whale Watch & Wildlife Tour had one of those unforgettable moments... a key memory if you will? With no firm whale reports in the area, we had no idea what was in store...Read more

August 12, 2022

Rare Grey Whale Encounter in Cattle Pass

Kelly | M/V Kestrel | 8/12/22 | 10:00am Captain Eric and I were thrilled to leave the harbor on this beautiful Friday morning. A Humpback whale had been reported right outside Friday Harbor! After quickly suiting our guests up, we briefed everyone on safety precautions and gave them a quick...Read more

July 2, 2022

A Feeding Humpback Whale at Sunset

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | July 2, 2022 | 5:30 pm Today was a beautiful day out in the Salish Sea. We felt the winds as we passed through the chunky waters of Cattle Pass. We crossed the Strait of Juan de Fuca heading towards a report of a Humpback Whale that had spent its day feeding south of Lopez...Read more