Southern Resident L Pod Orcas

June 13, 2018

Residents Staying in the Salish Sea and more Humpback Whales!

[Tuesday, 6/12/18 - M/V Sea Lion - 12:00 - Naturalist Erick] Another grand day in the San Juan Islands! It did start out a little grey, but was still pretty warm for June as Captain Gabe and I headed north with a great group of people aboard the M/V Sea Lion . We traveled up past Spieden, Johns,...Read more
J pod Surfacing

October 6, 2017

J Pod Party!

09/29/17- M/V Kestrel- 2PM Today our guests were lucky enough to see a J pod party out on their whale watch! We left Friday Harbor and headed down South toward Smith Island. On our way we stopped at Whale Rocks to see some Steller’s sea lions. These guys are back in full force with dozens of...Read more
Southern Resident Killer Whales

September 24, 2017

Late Season Whale Watch Double-Header!

[Naturalist Sarah – 09/23/2017 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00pm & 04:00pm] With recent beautiful weather and the incredible wildlife sightings we made a late decision to add a sunset trip to our schedule. It was such a treat to spend even more time out on the water at this magical time of year. 12:00pm...Read more
Orca Whale

September 24, 2017

J and L Pod Hanging out by San Juan Island

09/23/17- M/V Kestrel- 2PM We had great reports leading up to today’s trip! We headed South via San Juan Channel, towards the Strait of Juan de Fuca, where we had reports of some of our Southern Resident Killer Whales traveling West. On our way towards the whale reports we stopped at whale rocks to...Read more
Southern Resident mom and calf

September 24, 2017

So Many Whales to See In the Salish Sea

09/22/17- M/V Kestrel- 2PM Today we left Friday Harbor on a beautiful fall day, with a slight overcast and glassy seas. We first got to see some harbor seals hauled out on some rocks off of Lopez Island. We then headed to whale rocks where we got to see some Steller’s Sea Lions in and out of the...Read more