September 17, 2022

A Salmon Bank T-Party With Biggs's Killer Whales

Kelly | M/V Kestrel | 9/17/22 | 2:00pm The wildfire smoke has officially cleared here in the San Juan’s! Today was the first day on the water since the smoke blew in that we were able to see Mount Baker in all its glory. Captain Gabe and I Left Friday Harbor on our Adventure Whale Watch and...Read more

July 29, 2022

Hunting T037A Killer Whales in Griffin Bay

7/29/22 MV Kestrel Helena 2pm Our crew signed up for the adventure tour and oh boy did we get one! We began our day by heading south down San Juan Channel following reports from other vessels already out on the water. No whales in the Salish Sea are tagged and all reports of wildlife are publicly...Read more

July 20, 2022

This Whale Watch was no Fluke!

7/20/2022 MV Osprey Helena 12:30 This Wednesday MV Osprey and the crew departed the harbor around 12:30pm hungry for adventure! We journeyed south down San Juan Channel into Cattle Pass. Our fantastic mountain ranges gave spectacular backdrops as we took in Cattle Point Lighthouse. In the mid-1800s...Read more

July 17, 2022

Bigg's Killer Whale Siblings in the Rosario Strait!

MV Osprey Helena 7/17/2022 I can’t think of a better Sunday afternoon spent than on MV Osprey here in the Salish Sea! Our adventure began east through Upright Channel , the breeze was light and the sun was poking through the puffy white clouds -- perfect conditions for a day on the water. We...Read more

July 7, 2022

Sea Otter Spotting in San Juan Channel!

7/7/2022 Helena MV Osprey 12:30 We departed Friday Harbor for our Classic Tour at 12:30pm ready to explore all the Salish Sea has to offer! Our journey began by heading south down San Juan Channel , with San Juan Island to our starboard and Lopez to our port. We came into view of Cattle Point...Read more

June 24, 2022

Orca and Mountain Views in the Salish Sea

Helena MV Kestrel 6/24/2022 10am Another fabulously sunny day on MV Kestrel allowed for some crystal clear viewing of cetaceans, pinnipeds and shore birds here in the Salish Sea. We departed Friday Harbor and headed south towards the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Views of the Olympics off our bow and...Read more

May 14, 2022

Double Humpback Delight!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 05/14/2022 2:00pm Thank you everyone for coming today! Our guests were such a lovely group of people eager for adventure and thirsty to learn. The day began with Captain Eric and I greeting the group and heading out of Friday Harbor. Turning left, we headed out of the harbor...Read more