August 23, 2019

Two Species of Whales and Loads of Wildlife!

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Friday, August 23, 2019 | 1:30 PM It was an incredible trip watching whales in the Salish Sea today! We began our trip heading south out of Friday Harbor, as we had some very promising reports of Bigg's killer whales around Smith Island. We headed through the San Juan Channel...Read more
J16 Southern Residents

August 18, 2019

J16s in the Strait of Juan de Fuca!!

Laura C. / M/V Sea Lion / 8/18/2019 / 1:30 pm Today was an awesome trip aboard M/V Sea Lion! The windy atmosphere produced a bustling Salish Sea, filled with waves and wildlife! We headed towards Middle Bank and found J 16s moving southwest at about 7-8 knots! The J16s are a three-generation...Read more

August 14, 2019

Mysterious Minke Madness!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 08/14/19 | 1:30pm It was a magical minke whale day! It began with Captain Pete, Naturalist Olivia and I heading out of Friday Harbor on the Sea Lion. We boated south down through the San Juan Channel and past Cattle Point lighthouse. We continued out towards the Salmon Bank...Read more

August 13, 2019

So Much Wildlife Near the Olympic Peninsula!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 08/13/19 | Todays trips were amazing! It all started as Gabe and I headed south down through the San Juan Channel. We boated towards Cattle Pass and saw the beautiful lighthouse off the southern tip of San Juan. We then stopped by Whale Rocks and watched a bunch of sea lions...Read more

August 11, 2019

Minkes and a gray whale in the Strait of Juan de Fuca!

Erin | M/V Kestrel | Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 11:00 AM The rain didn't stop our wildlife sightings this morning! We left Friday Harbor with no firm whale reports, so we decided to head south to see if we could find anything for ourselves. We stopped past a neat place called Whale Rocks. All...Read more

August 7, 2019

Lunge-feeding Minke whales in the Strait of Juan de Fuca!

M/V Sea Lion | Naturalist Erin | 1:30 PM | Thursday, August 1, 2019 What a fabulous trip aboard the M/V Sea Lion. The weather was absolutely beautiful, and we decided to head towards the Strait of Juan de Fuca to see if we could find any whales feeding. We left out of Friday Harbor and right away...Read more

July 28, 2019

Orcas and Minkes and Stellers Down South!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 07/28/19 | 1:30pm Today was magical! So many exciting things happened. Captain Sarah and I headed out of Friday Harbor, down the San Juan Channel and towards Cattle Point. We stopped by this small island called Whale Rocks and found some Steller sea lions! I was incredibly...Read more

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