June 2, 2019

Stitch the Humpback near Saturna 06/02/19

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 06/02/19 | 12:00 Today Captain Erick and I took the Sea Lion out of Friday Harbor for a wonderful cruise around the islands. We, first, headed north through the San Juan Channel and passed the eastern tip of Speiden Island. Then, we made a pitstop at Flattop Island! This...Read more

May 25, 2019

HBs and KWs in Canada! 05/25/19

Jordan | May 25, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00 trip As 11:00 am rolled around, the rain was still pouring down. But all our guests were troopers! So we embraced the soggy adventure and headed out into the fog! Navigating purely on GPS technology as the islands hid behind layers of mist, we wound our...Read more
Chainsaw the Bigg's Orca

May 14, 2018

Chainsaw and the T36 Family of Bigg's Orcas Hunt in Boundary Pass

[Sunday, 5/13/18 - M/V Kestrel - 1:00PM - Naturalist Erick] Happy Mothers’ Day! This Sunday, Captain Brian and I left Friday Harbor looking for all the wonderful whales and wildlife out here. We started out by going north through San Juan Channel and made our first stop at Green Point on Spieden...Read more
Humpback Whale

April 24, 2018

The Return of the Humpback Whales!

[Saturday, 4/21/18 – M/V Kestrel – 1:00PM – Naturalist Erick] The past few weeks we have started running trips on our adventure vessel, M/V Kestrel . This craft is a RIB, a Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat, and can go pretty fast, around 30 – 40 knots. We suit up in these dope red and black exposure...Read more

September 4, 2017

Orca Invasion Continues in the San Juans!

[Naturalist Sarah C. 9/3/17 M/V Sea Lion 1:30pm departure] Transient orcas have been spotted in the dozens around the San Juans this week. It's not always the case that we get to choose which whale sighting we pursue on our daily departures from Friday Harbor. With multiple families spotted within...Read more

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