Killer whale surfacing

May 3, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales in San Juan Channel

[Sarah | 05/03/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm] We had an incredible day on the water today from Friday Harbor. This time of year the we say that the chances of seeing orcas are 50-60%, but we have been having a spectacular early season seeing whales on over 80% of our trips. Though it doesn’t happen...Read more
Orcas foraging

October 30, 2018

Orcas and Wildlife Encountered | 10/30/2018 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00

Sarah | 10/30/2018 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 Today we welcomed a small group of great guests on board the M/V Sea Lion for an exploration of the Salish Sea in search of wildlife. Autumn forecasts are so fickle here in the San Juan Islands, we had no idea what to expect until we left the dock. The...Read more
Humpback Whale Watching Near Seattle

October 8, 2018

Humpback North of San Juan Island

October 8- M/V Sea Lion- 12 PM Today we left Friday Harbor with no reports of wildlife in our area. So we headed out and started searching North of San Juan Island. We saw a lot of harbor porpoise while in transient. Thankfully we spotted a spout off in the distance. Captain Mike headed that way...Read more

July 14, 2018

Humpback, Minke Whales & Sea Lions!

Captain Gabe and I headed down to the docks early morning already with some reports of killer whales up North near Point Roberts. Although this is quite far from us, we thought we might be able to encounter these animals in time, so we got the guests on board and hurried up North! As we were...Read more

June 19, 2018

Rare Transients

It was the warmest evening we had so far this season and the sunset tour was just about to kick off with some reports of killer whales East of Orcas Island. We didn’t yet know what group of whales were over there, but we decided to head that way and find out! The wind was amazingly warm and most of...Read more