October 18, 2019

Humpbacks Squared, and a family of Biggs Killer Whales!

M/V Sea Lion | Naturalist Alexandria | Friday, October 18 th , 2019 What a fantastic day we had out on the water today! We started out our trip and we had a unconfirmed report of orcas north of us. By the time everyone had boarded and we were leaving Friday Harbor a few other boats from our area...Read more

May 26, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales: Fun with the T101's

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Sunday, May 26, 2019 | 12:00 PM What a fantastic trip we had on a beautifully sunny day! It began with harbor porpoises. These tiny toothed whales were travelling through President Channel as we made our way to where there were some orca reports. Everyone was excited to see...Read more
Humpback whale tail while diving and feeding.

June 19, 2018

Salmon Bank Beauty

Jordan | June 18, 2018 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30 sunset We had such a great group of people today! Everyone was full of enthusiasm and eagerness to see wildlife. It felt like the first real day of summer; sitting on the boat by the dock, it was actually hot! The sun shone brightly as we headed out of...Read more
Southern Residents near San Juan swimming

June 15, 2018

J Pod Joy!

Jordan | June 15, 2018 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 noon Today the Sealion journeyed out of Friday Harbor for the 12:00 noon tour with Captain Pete, Naturalist Rachel and myself. Reports of the J pod were coming in from the southwest side of San Juan Island, the same region this group was found yesterday...Read more

September 6, 2014

Late Summer Resident Whales!

Saturday September 6th was a great day on the water. M/V Sea lion, captain, crew, and guests enjoyed the sunny weather and calm seas on the south west side of San Juan Island today. The resident (salmon-eating) orcas seem to still be finding food here in the Salish Sea and were back in full force...Read more

July 13, 2014

K pod madness!!!

Sunday July 13th was a another beautiful day in the Salish sea and we spent 2 great trips with k pod on the west side and south side of San Juan Island. On both trips we got some great sightings of the k13s Skagit and her offspring and grandchildren. It was awesome for our guests to see the whales...Read more

August 19, 2013

The M/V Kittiwake Goes The Extra Mile

Today The M/V Kittiwake wasn't going to let a little thing like distance get in the way of seeing killer whales! Reports had Transient Orcas heading west near Discovery Island off the coast of Victoria, Canada. It was going to be quite the trek to get to these whales, but Captain Jim is never one...Read more

August 9, 2013

L Pod, Minke Whale, and Stellar Sea Lions!

Leaving Friday Harbor, Captain Mike, Kevin, passengers aboard M/V Sea Lion, and myself headed south towards the Westside of San Juan Island for both our afternoon and evening trip. On both of these trips we met up with a subgroup of L pod. Same as yesterday, it was Wave Walker, L-88, that stole the...Read more

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