Humpback Whale

August 22, 2016

Humpback Funday Sunday!

On Sunday, Captain Mike, myself, and Hannah set out on yet another sunny adventurous day in the Salish Sea. It was a wee bit windy down south, so we headed north to search within and on the northern edge of our little archipelago here. We skimmed past Orcas Island and Waldron Island two of our...Read more

August 22, 2016

Top Places to Sip Coffee on San Juan Island

Coffee, coffee, coffee...we might flee to the island to get some peace and quiet, but this is one thing we definitely don't want to escape from! Fortunately, San Juan Island is home to a few nice little places to get some good coffee and find some good company, and you'll notice we have a very...Read more

July 29, 2016

Taking the Ferry to San Juan Island

If you're planning on coming out on a whale watch with us, you've probably already heard of a few different ways to get yourself to this gorgeous island. Although San Juan Safaris does offer a Whale Plane Package (a float plane from downtown Seattle right to the Friday Harbor Marina), many visitors...Read more

July 21, 2016

L-Pod Whales and Transients TOOOO!

We had a beautiful, full day of whale watching on the M/V Sea Lion yesterday. With three trips planned, we had the opportunity to spend the day all around the islands in search of our marine mammal friends. On our morning trip, we made a turn down south, basking in the views of Griffin Bay, Cattle...Read more

July 7, 2016

Crossing the Boiling Reefs for our Transients

The best part about whale watching with San Juan Safaris? Every single day is different out here! New routes between islands, amazing views of different types of wildlife around every always keeps us on our toes and it's what makes our whale watches more than just a boat trip. It's an...Read more

July 5, 2016

Fourth of July Festivities, San Juan Island Style

Fourth of July on San Juan Island is like no other. Hundreds of people flee the city life to head to this little island to experience the parades, fireworks, picnics, fun runs, and various other festivities that are offered on the July 4th weekend. Both Roche Harbor and Friday Harbor have an...Read more

June 23, 2016

A Big Day for the Bigg's!

Did you know that our transient killer whales are also known as Bigg's killer whales? Dr. Michael Bigg was instrumental in pioneering killer whale identification research throughout the 1970's and 1980's, revealing the very distinct populations of orcas and also bringing to light the realization...Read more

June 20, 2016

The Perks of Living in a Humpback Whale's Backyard

Yesterday we left the dock with reports of humpback whales just south of San Juan Island, a short jog from Friday Harbor. On our way there, we happened upon dozens of harbor seals just off of Cattle Point and paused to watch them fishing for the small fish being carried in by the quick flood. We...Read more