July 6, 2019

Southern Resident Orcas off San Juan!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 07/06/19 | 1:30pm Today, was a very special day for the Salish Sea! Why you ask? Because the Southern Resident Orcas are back!! For the first time in weeks J, K and L pods have been spotted in the San Juan Islands! This literally made national news! So, we were incredibly...Read more

July 5, 2019

T65As Vocalizing off Shaw!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 07/05/19 | 5:30pm Today was truly one of my favorite whale watches of the season! It started with the sun starting to sink lower in the sky as Captain Erick and I loaded the boat with all our passengers and headed out of Friday Harbor. We boated up around the south side of...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Near Waldron Island

July 5, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales and Seals Near Waldron Island!

Laura C. | 7/5/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm After a beautiful 4 th of July on San Juan Island, the party continued out in the Salish Sea among orcas! Passengers and crew were so excited to hear reports of Bigg’s killer whales right past San Juan Channel near Waldron Island! We slowly approached the...Read more

July 4, 2019

Gray Whale By Whidbey!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 07/04/19 | 1:30pm Happy Fourth of July!! The day started with a beautiful parade marching down Spring Street in Friday Harbor. It created an air of excitement amongst everyone. Captain Pete, Naturalist Laura and I took our vessel, the Sea Lion, out of Friday Harbor towards...Read more
Steller's Sea Lions Around San Juan Island

July 3, 2019

Sunsets and Steller's Sea Lions in the Salish Sea

Olivia | June 29, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30pm Sunset tours are always favored by the staff, and for good reason! Calm seas, gorgeous, golden sunset over the water, and Cattle Point Lighthouse silhouetted in the background- what’s not to love? We started off the tour heading south towards Salmon...Read more
Bigg's Kller Whales Socializing

July 3, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales Socializing!

Laura C. / 7/3/2019 / M/V Kestrel / 11:00am Today was a fantastic day on M/V Kestrel! We were lucky enough to have Bigg’s killer whales seen right around San Juan Island! As we made our way south we were all so excited to see T65A2 with the T65Bs! This 15-year old male whale has been traveling with...Read more
Killer Whales Near San Juan Island

July 1, 2019

Killer Whales in San Juan Channel Have a T Party!

Olivia | July 1st, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 6:00pm What a spectacular sunset this evening! We had a small group of about 9 passengers who were able to enjoy the evening with myself and Captain Brian. The best part? We didn’t have to travel far until we saw Bigg’s Killer Whales! We first viewed the...Read more

July 1, 2019

SO Many Orcas Socializing Above Orcas Island

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 07/01/19 | 11:00 am Happy Canada Day!! Today was absolutely gorgeous as the sun glistened high in the sky and warmed the Washington air. Captain Pete and I took the Kestrel out of Friday Harbor towards the north. Immediately, we received multiple reports of whales throughout...Read more

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