April 16, 2018

Gray Whale in San Juan Channel!!!

14 April, 2018 | M/V Sea Lion | 4:00 PM On the noon trip this day Captain Mike, Erick, and I explored a large area north of San Juan Island so when Captain Mike and I left the docks on our second trip of the day we decided to go south, and boy am I glad we did. On our way down San Juan Channel we...Read more
Sperm Whale in Boundary Pass

April 14, 2018

Sperm Whale in the Salish Sea: A Rare Find of a Fascinating Creature

The Story Apologies, this story is more Attenborough than Melville The Salish Sea is grand and dynamic. It has wide open straits, tight passes, deeply carved trenches and sloping shallow banks. Within every nook and cranny of this large inland sea there is life. These nutrient rich waters support a...Read more
Seattle Orca Whale Watching

March 29, 2018

Orca Whales in San Juan Channel

Naturalist Rachel, M/V Sea lion, March 28, 2018 Today we were lucky to find an abundance of wildlife in the San Juan Islands. First we headed to Spieden Island where we saw a large haul out of Steller’s Sea Lions. We also spotted some non-native sheep as well. We then went up to Canada where we saw...Read more
Bald Eagle pair

March 28, 2018

Circumnavigating Orcas Island: Wildlife around the Archipelago

[Sunday – 3/25/18 – 12:00 – M/V Sea Lion – Naturalist Erick] On Sunday here in the islands Mike, Sarah, and I took a great group of folks out to see what we could find in the cool waters of the Salish Sea. We started north through San Juan Channel and towards the outer islands of this little...Read more
Northern sea lions spotted near San Juan Island

March 25, 2018

Secretive Seals and Stinky Steller's: You do you, Nature!

Saturday, March 24 th | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 PM Under today’s blue skies the M/V Sea Lion took to the Salish Sea with Captain Mike, naturalist Erick, myself, and a boat full of enthusiastic visitors! We pointed our sights north in search of whales and wildlife and soon found ourselves at Green...Read more