August 18, 2019

Southern Resident Killer Whales, plus Not One, but TWO Humpbacks!

Piper | Sunday, August 18, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00 AM Leaving the docks today, Captain Gabe and I felt very lucky to be taking a group of guests on the water because the Southern Resident Killer Whales were still here! We began our trip by heading north in San Juan Channel, but before we could...Read more

August 15, 2019

J Pod, a humpback whale, and loads of wildlife!

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 5:30 PM This evening was the greatest trip of all time. We began our trip heading south out of Friday Harbor. We went through some upwelling zones near Cattle Point lighthouse, which were bringing food to the water's surface and causing birds to...Read more
J Pod Orcas in Haro Strait

August 15, 2019

Southern Resident Killer Whales Swim Back to San Juan Island!

Olivia | August 15th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am My favorite trip thus far. I cannot express the realm of emotions myself, Captain Gabe, and our 19 passengers went through on our 11:00am Adventure Tour. We heard reports early in the morning that our Southern Resident Killer Whales (J Pod) had...Read more

July 6, 2019

Southern Residents Returned!!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 07/06/19 | 5:30pm What an exciting day out on the water! It all started as Captain Erick, Naturalist Piper and I set out of Friday Harbor down the San Juan Channel towards reports of whales down off the south side of San Juan. We boated south and passed Cattle Point...Read more

July 6, 2019

Southern Resident Orcas off San Juan!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 07/06/19 | 1:30pm Today, was a very special day for the Salish Sea! Why you ask? Because the Southern Resident Orcas are back!! For the first time in weeks J, K and L pods have been spotted in the San Juan Islands! This literally made national news! So, we were incredibly...Read more

May 2, 2019

Trincomali Trek

M/V Sea Lion | Thursday, May 2 nd , 2019 | Naturalist Alexandria We had a nice small group of guests today onboard M/V Sea Lion! As we were boarding for the trip it was pretty overcast but once we hit the water the clouds started to clear and the sun worked its way out! It was a little breezy...Read more

April 28, 2019

J Pod Orcas Make an Early Season Appearance in Rosario Strait!

Piper | 04/28/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | Noon I'm back for another season on San Juan Island and what a great day to kick off the summer aboard the M/V Sea Lion! Captain Pete and I were onboard with a great group of folks today, the sun was shining bright, and the wind had relaxed after a very breezy...Read more

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