Breaching Southern Resident killer whale

September 5, 2020

Southern Resident Killer Whales near San Juan Island

Sarah | 09/05/2020 | M/V Kestrel | 10:00am & 02:00pm We had quite the day on the Salish Sea! With early-morning shore-reports of orcas heading into some fog around San Juan Island, Captain Gabe and I left the harbor for our first tour hoping that we could find those elusive animals. We decided...Read more
Southern Resident killer whales (2017)

July 11, 2020

Bigg's killer whales & Southern Residents too!

Sarah | 07/11/2020 | M/V Kestrel | 2:00pm We left the Friday Harbor under gray skies with a slight threat of rain showers eager to see some whales! Luckily we had a couple reports from earlier in the day to choose from. We elected to head east, interisland, to start out. As we reached Rosario...Read more

September 21, 2019

Southern Resident Orcas & Humpback & Sea Lions!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 09/21/19 | 11:00am What a really great day out on the water! Captain Gabe and I headed south through the San Juan Channel and headed towards a beautiful lighthouse off the southern tip of San Juan: Cattle Point lighthouse. Nearby, we stopped at Whale Rocks and watched tons of...Read more

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 31, 2019

J pod and a humpback whale gave us a lovely trip!

Erin | M/V Kestrel | 3:00 PM | Saturday, August 31, 2019 It was such a beautiful afternoon in the Salish Sea! We headed south out of Friday Harbor and travelled through some very active upwelling zones. Upwelling is caused when water runs into structures that are above and below the surface. We...Read more

August 30, 2019

Southern Resident Whales Near San Juan!

Jordan | M/V Kittiwake | 08/30/19 | 3:00pm What a lovely day! Captain Gabe and I sped down through the San Juan Channel, out of Friday Harbor, and past Cattle Point lighthouse, towards the open waters of hope. The sun had finally come out and the water looked dazzling as it shimmered in the...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

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