October 11, 2021

Humpback Whales Preparing for Migration

Haleigh | M/V Sea Lion | October 11, 2021 | 12:00 pm Humpback whales have been sighted almost every day somewhere in the Salish Sea this fall. As we made our way south today, we were scanning for the large blows out in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Continuing in a southwest direction, we were hoping...Read more

October 9, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whales Outside of Friday Harbor, San Juan Island!

Haleigh | M/V Sea Lion | October 9, 2021 | 12:00 pm For today’s whale sightings, we didn’t have to go too far! We left Friday Harbor pointed North through San Juan Channel where we were united with a family of Bigg’s Killer Whales . Within the group was T60 (Panthera) and three of her five living...Read more

September 19, 2021

Mugged by the T99’s Bigg’s Killer Whales

Haleigh | M/V Kestrel | September 19, 2021 | 2:00 pm Our adventure tour took place on one of the beautiful, crisps fall days in the San Juan Islands. With calm conditions in the channels, we directed our boat towards a report of killer whales westbound. One our way, we stopped by a haul-out of...Read more
Transient Orcas traveling near Lopez Island

September 16, 2021

Call Your Grandma!

Haleigh | M/V Sea Lion | September 16, 2021 | 2:00 pm Family ties are incredibly important for many animals. Staying connected with your relatives is a way for information and culture to be passed down. For killer whales, older relatives act as a necessary resource for learning how to be an orca in...Read more
Baby Bigg's Killer Whale

September 15, 2021

Welcoming New Baby in Bigg’s Killer Whale Family, T99's

Haleigh | M/V Kestrel | September 15, 2021 | 2:00 pm Today’s adventure tour was a blast! We left Friday Harbor headed southbound through the San Juan Channel. We stopped to hear the sounds of Pelagic Cormorants and California Gulls nesting on Goose Island and then followed the smells of Steller’s...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Traveling

June 20, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales seen passing Lime Kiln Lighthouse

Laura C.| 6-20-19 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm What a spectacular day out on the water! We traveled south through San Juan Channel towards Cattle Point and our first marine mammal encounters consisted of Steller’s sea lions! It was so exciting to get some up close and personal looks at these...Read more

June 14, 2019

Heather, Raptor, and the T49A's

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Friday, June 14, 2019 | 12:00 PM What a fantastic afternoon out in the Salish Sea! It began with humpback whales directly outside of Friday Harbor. We headed a couple of minutes south before seeing two humpback whales. They were diving at the same time and coming up to the...Read more

May 20, 2019

Trio of humpback whales

Erin | Monday, May 20, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 p.m. Today was incredible. It began with some sightings of harbor seals as we departed from Friday Harbor. They were swimming through the water as we cruised past them. We travelled north toward President Channel, and we saw some harbor porpoises...Read more

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