April 30, 2018

Springtime Animals in April

[Sunday, 4/29/18 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00 – Naturalist Erick] This Sunday we Captain Mike and myself journeyed into the spring mist covering the San Juans. With us, we brought along a great group of folks aboard the M/V Sea Lion . We headed north through San Juan Channel and made our first stop at...Read more
Humpback whale in the San Juan Islands

April 25, 2018

Humpback Whale in the Strait of Georgia (Sunday, April 22, 2018)

[Sarah – 04/22/2018 – Earth Day – M/V Kestrel – 12:00pm] Sunny Spring days were made for M/V Kestrel! Speeding through rocky islands at water level under beautiful clear blue skies after a long grey winter is near to the top of my list of favorite things in the whole wide world. Captain Brian and I...Read more
Humpback whale surfacing

April 25, 2018

Wonderful day of wildlife and whales! (Friday, April 20, 2018)

[Sarah – 04/20/2018 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00pm] Friday's whale and wildlife tour was OFF THE HOOK! We saw a little bit of everything! We started the day by heading north out of Friday Harbor towards Spieden Island. Before even reaching its grassy slopes and rocky shores, we encountered harbor...Read more
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April 24, 2018

Humpback Whale Plays in the Strait of Georgia

[Sunday, 4/22/18 – Sunday – M/V Sea Lion – Naturalist Erick] This Sunday, we were again blessed with another high-pressure system bringing cool, blue skies, and a sunny day. There was only on teeny cloud that traveled its way across the islands. Captain Mike, myself, and great group of humans...Read more
Humpback Whale

April 24, 2018

The Return of the Humpback Whales!

[Saturday, 4/21/18 – M/V Kestrel – 1:00PM – Naturalist Erick] The past few weeks we have started running trips on our adventure vessel, M/V Kestrel . This craft is a RIB, a Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat, and can go pretty fast, around 30 – 40 knots. We suit up in these dope red and black exposure...Read more

April 23, 2018

Bigg's Orcas and a Humpback Whale in the Strait of Georgia

Monday, April 23, 2018 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 Noon What a gloriously sunny Monday afternoon in the San Juan Islands! Sitting here writing this, I can feel the sunburn set in over what are probably some fresh freckles, and it makes me so excited that summer is finally (nearly) upon us! Today Captain...Read more
Steller Sea Lions

April 19, 2018

Spring is Abloom and the Wildlife is Wonderful

[Tuesday, 4/17/18 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00 – Naturalist Erick] Another day goes by as the season of spring boldly brings us into a season of unpredictable weather, beautiful flowers and northward migration. Captain Mike and I took some folks out on this wonderful April day to go find some great...Read more