September 24, 2019

Playful Humpback Whales Near Stuart Island!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 09/24/19 | 12:00pm It was so nice out on the water! It was super sunny and warm, and the blue skies brightened everyone’s day! Captain Gabe and I took the Sea Lion out of Friday Harbor and headed north through the San Juan Channel. Along the way we saw our first wildlife...Read more

September 19, 2019

Tiny Humpback and a Lovely Orca Surprise!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 09/19/19 | 11:00am What an incredible day! Captain Gabe and I took the Kestrel out into the foggy depths of the San Juan channel and up towards the north. We could hardly see the outline of Spedien Island as we approached! We boated near the island and found hundreds of...Read more

August 22, 2019

Two Transient Pods Near Pender!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 08/22/19 | 5:30pm Today had a great start as Captain Sarah and I headed out of the harbor with only 8 people on the boat! There was definitely a nice amount of space for everyone to spread out and enjoy the evening! We heard reports from up north of some whales! So, we...Read more
Humpback Whales in Canadian Waters

August 14, 2019

Humpback Whale Duo Swim Across the Salish Sea

Olivia | August 14th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30pm For our evening sunset, we received reports of Humpback Whales heading north through Swanson Channel in Canadian waters. Because of the far distance pushing our 3 to 4 hour time frame, Captain Pete and I agreed to head straight for that area in...Read more

August 7, 2019

Bigg's Whales Hunting Seals at Flattop!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 08/07/19 | 5:30pm This sunset tour turned into one of my favorite tours yet! It all started with Captain Pete, Naturalist Laura and I heading out of Friday Harbor. We couldn’t believe our luck! Immediately, we heard reports of orca whales literally swimming 15 minutes away...Read more
Orcas on Sunset Trip

August 3, 2019

Canadian Sunset Brings Bigg's Killer Whales

Olivia | August 3rd, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30pm What an evening! We had a beautiful morning with two types of Baleen Whales (still in range) which made it an exceptional trip, and by the sunset trip, we found out about some Killer Whales sightings. The only problem was that they were just out of...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near San Juan Island

July 31, 2019

Golden Sunsets Silhouetting Black and WHITE Killer Whales

Olivia | July 31st, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30pm This evening, the whales made our job very easy! Captain Pete and I brought our passengers around the northern side of San Juan Island, through Spieden Channel, and down towards Lime Kiln. Prior to getting there, we spotted the same family group of...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near San Juan Island

July 21, 2019

Killer Whale Feeding Frenzy in the Golden Glassy Seas

Olivia | July 21st, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 3:00pm PSA: Long Blog for an epic afternoon! After having an incredible morning trip, Captain Gabe and I set out again to find the whales we had the opportunity to see in the morning, and potentially stumble upon some more. As we were leaving Friday Harbor,...Read more

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