Southern Resident Killer Whales in Haro Strait

September 30, 2019

Magical Day Spent with the Southern Resident Killer Whales!

Olivia | September 30th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm Today was SO magical! We left Friday Harbor heading north through the San Juan Channel and cutting through Spieden Channel in order to end up near Henry Island. All along the way we saw swimming Harbor Seals and Harbor Porpoises! However, what...Read more
Two Bigg's Killer Whales in the Salish Sea

July 25, 2019

Unique Killer Whale Kids Traveling near the San Juan Islands

Olivia | July 25th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am Commonly on these morning trips, we leave the dock unaware of what wildlife is out there, and it is our job to help scope it out with other Whale Watch Vessels in the area. Not only is this beneficial to our tours, but it also allows for a heads up...Read more

July 24, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales Traveling Through the San Juan Islands

Olivia | July 24th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am It was a beautiful morning as we were able to leave the dock with a reported whale sighting. Earlier that morning, prior to the trip, Captains Brian and Sarah casually boated around to see what whales were gracing our waters when they stumbled upon a...Read more
Explore San Juan Island

June 7, 2019

Top 5 Things to Do on San Juan Island for First Timers

I have recently uprooted back to the United States after living in New Zealand for a year and a half and decided I wasn’t ready to give up that beautiful scenery. I discovered the San Juan Islands after an impromptu trip with my best friend and decided not only is it incredibly similar to my life...Read more
Bigg's killer whales

June 29, 2018

Bigg's Killer Whales in Rosario | Friday, June 22, 2018 | 02:00pm

Naturalist Sarah | 06/22/2018 | M/V Kestrel | 02:00pm M/V Kestrel is such an incredible conservation tool and education platform. Every time I am scheduled for a day working on its open air decks I’m excited about the potential for encountering a plethora of wildlife to share with our guests. On...Read more
Patos Island light and Mt. Baker

June 24, 2017

Bigg's Killer Whales in the San Juan Islands

[06/23/2017 – M/V Kestrel – 02:00pm] M/V Kestrel is our newest vessel in our fleet of four, and she has consistently proven to be an amazing tool over the last year of use. Going into her second summer as a part of our fleet I am excited to see how we can continue to use this incredible boat to...Read more
Transient killer whales continue to be the stars of the Salish Sea

June 23, 2017

Time for Transients!

[6/23/17- M/V Sea Lion- 1:30PM] The sun has returned to the San Juan Islands! Not a cloud in the sky was spotted as M/V Sea Lion departed Friday Harbor. The start of summer has been in full swing, and this was a beautiful taste of what is to come for the upcoming months. We bobbed and weaved...Read more