September 5, 2019

Southern Residents Near San Juan!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 09/05/19 | 11:00am The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, random dogs were barking in the distance; it was looking like a great start to our whale watch! Captain Gabe and I took our new friends out of Friday Harbor on the Kestrel. We headed down south through the San...Read more

August 30, 2019

Kittiwake Southern Resident Killer Whales!

Jordan | M/V Kittiwake | 08/30/19 | 11:00am What a fantastic day out on the water! Captain Gabe and I took the Kittiwake and 10 of our new best friends out of Friday Harbor and south towards hopeful reports of whales. We knew it was cloudy but wow, once we reached Cattle Point, it turned into one...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in the Salish Sea

August 26, 2019

Hungry Whales in the Golden Evening Sun

Olivia | August 26th, 2019 | M/V Kittiwake | 3:00pm This afternoon, Captain Gabe, our 10 passengers, and I set out on M/V Kittiwake to find whales that were close by! Leaving Friday Harbor, we immediately found a large bait ball that is always a good sign of marine mammals in the area. We headed...Read more
Pair of orcas approaching whale watch vessel near San Juan Island

September 30, 2017

Resident Orcas Rock Our World!

09/27/17 – M/V Sea Lion – 12 PM With great morning reports, M/V Sea Lion departed Friday Harbor Marina in search of Southern Resident orcas. The warm air giving the illusion that summer hadn’t left just yet, passengers relaxed in the sun on the bow as we headed to the south side of San Juan Island...Read more

June 30, 2017

San Juan Island Celebrates the 4th of July

The San Juans are already starting to swell with its annual influx of patriotic patrons. Festivities are held across the island, and include events such as a blind-folded dingy race, a community BBQ, beach cook-outs, cocktail hour, and, of course, fireworks! Whatever your speed, San Juan Island has...Read more

September 1, 2016

L's and K's Meet for Play

Another beautiful day in Friday Harbor, but we were excited to depart and hit the water to see what adventures we had in store for us today. The M/V Sea Lion pushed off the dock and turned south today, with reports of residents frolicking and foraging near the south side of the island. Although the...Read more

June 10, 2012

Amongst the Residents

Today we headed out in full force with both boats, the Sea Lion and Kittiwake. We heard a few rumors of Big Black Fish milling around Lime Kiln so we headed in that direction. As we passed South Beach we saw our first group of dorsal fins break the water surface ( Haro Strait, 48°26.27N 123°01.48W...Read more