Bigg's Killer Whales playing in the Strait

July 19, 2021

23 Bigg’s Killer Whales in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Haleigh | M/V Sea Lion | July 19, 2021 | 10:00am Our Monday morning classic whale watch trip was an experience to beat. Reports of Bigg’s Killer Whales in the Strait of Juan de Fuca guided our plans to head southbound through San Juan Channel. We traveled through Cattle Pass and east around Lopez...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
Bigg's Killer Whales Off Spieden Island

September 6, 2020

A Raw Moment with Bigg's Killer Whales near San Juan Island

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | Septemeber 6th, 2020 | 13:00 The best thing about viewing wildlife is the pure fact that they are WILD! Every behavior is based on their timeline and comprised of raw moments they would be partaking in with or without us in the vicinity. That means, some days we travel...Read more
P/C. Sarah McCullagh

August 21, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Swim in the Rain

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 21st, 2020 | 13:00 What an adventurous morning on M/V Sea Lion braving the weather and circumnavigating San Juan Island! We started the trip with no whale reports, a very common daily occurrence, and decided to head north scanning the wildlife hot spots for any action...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in Haro Strait

August 20, 2020

Killer Whales Swoosh Past San Juan Island

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | August 20, 2020 | 14:00 Leaving the dock, we had a rumored report of Bigg’s Killer Whales in U.S. waters but inching closer to the Canadian border. Due to Covid-19, that border is closed not only on land, but also across the water. Therefore, after a brief stop in Cattle Pass...Read more
PC/ Sarah McCullagh

August 18, 2020

Humpback Whale Sails Through Strait of Georgia

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 18th, 2020 | 13:00 We left the dock today with no whale reports in the area- a completely normal way to start any whale watching trip, especially when you are one of the first boats off the dock. Therefore, Captain Sarah and I agreed to head north towards some...Read more
Humpback Whale near San Juan Island

August 16, 2020

Baleen Whales Take Over the San Juan Islands

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | August 16th, 2020 | 14:00 Our entire Adventure Trip today was one unexpected moment after another! Heading inner island, we started the trip feeling a warm wind [it was the hottest day all summer, after all] and headed south through Rosario Strait. Scanning the blue waters,...Read more
Transient Orcas at Sunset

August 15, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Swim Around Southern San Juan Island

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 15th, 2020 | 17:30 The Transient Orca families we watched on our 13:00 trip traveled too far southeast out of our range to view again, but to our delighted surprise, ANOTHER family group of Bigg’s Killer Whales swam into U.S waters that earlier were milling southeast...Read more

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