June 19, 2021

Two Transient Orcas Exploring Stuart Island

Jordan Higgins | M/V Sea lion | 06/19/21 |12:30pm It was a gorgeous sunny day out in the San Juan Islands. We began in Roche Harbor as Captain Pete and I jumped on Sea Lion and headed out of Roche Harbor. We boated straight up towards Stuart Island and boated towards Turn Point Lighthouse. Just...Read more
Transient Orcas and Mount Baker

June 16, 2021

7 Bigg’s Killer Whales Cruising During the Sunset

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | June 16, 2021 | 5:30pm Sunset is my favorite time of day. We depated from the harbor and into the warm, golden sunlight reflecting on the calm waters in San Juan Channel. Guests spotted the shiny, chocolate chip-shaped dorsal fins of harbor porpoise gliding through the...Read more

August 9, 2018

Afternoon Trip with a Humpback Whale in Canada! | 08/08/2018 | 1:30

Jordan | August 8, 2018 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30 trip What a wonderful day out on the water! The skies were clear and blue and the water was especially gorgeous. Captain Pete, Mariana and I headed out of Friday Harbor with reports of a whale up in Canada! So, we headed up through the San Juan Channel...Read more
Mt. Baker

July 27, 2017

Transient Killer Whales in the Salish Sea on the Sunset Whale Watch

[Sarah M. – 07/26/2017 – M/V Sea Lion – 05:30pm] Today’s sunset whale watch from Friday Harbor was one for the books. With glassy waters and beautiful islands, the night was already off to a great start. Add in a late afternoon report of killer whales and the night got even better! We left Friday...Read more

June 3, 2009

Oh How Many Minkes!

The reports of Orcas are starting to roll in, but they are still too far West for us to get to them. Our Gray Whale friend, whom I have dubbed Clyde the glide, was possibly still in the waters near the naval air station, but our stalwart group clamored for something out of the ordinary. So South we...Read more