June 16, 2018

Friday Harbor Orcas!

Headed out of Friday Harbor on a summer-like June day after a pretty rainy and moody month, we were finally getting a taste of that hot summer sun! The breeze in the harbor was warm and the water calm and clear. Captain Mike, naturalist Piper and myself headed north for the San Juan Channel to look...Read more
Bigg's Orcas

June 13, 2018

Bigg's Orcas Jumping, Humpback Whale Fluking, & Sea Otter Swimming!

[Wednesday, 6/13/18 - M/V Kestrel - 10:00AM - Naturalist Erick] Today we had another ‘June-ary’ day as the morning started out with rain but broke to a delightful sunny day. Captain Mike and I took a smaller group of folks out to search for all the fun morning critters out in the Salish Sea. We...Read more
Humpback Whale

May 24, 2018

Humpback Whale Day

[Wednesday, 5/23/18 - M/V Sea Lion - 12:00 - Naturalist Erick] This Wednesday, Captain Pete and I headed north on another bright sunny day to the north. We made our first stop at Green Point on Spieden Island. Here, is a normal haul-out spot for Steller Sea Lions. Today, there was still around 8...Read more
Humpback Whale

May 22, 2018

Triple Humpback Whales!

[Sunday, 5/20/18 - M/V Sea Lion - 12:00 - Naturalist Erick] On this sunny day in May, Captain Mike and I took a lovely group of folks out to look for some great wildlife. We headed north through Boundary Pass, up Plumper Sound, and through the windy cliff-bordered waterways of Georgensen Pass into...Read more
Humpback Whale

May 22, 2018

Humpback Whale Tails

[Saturday, 5/19/18 - M/V Kestrel - 2:00PM - Naturalist Erick] For our afternoon trip, Captain Gabe and I took Kestrel north once again. We stopped to see some great Harbor Porpoises swimming in the rips off of Green Point! Next, we headed through Boundary Pass and stopped at East Point to look at...Read more
Chainsaw the Bigg's Orca

May 14, 2018

Chainsaw and the T36 Family of Bigg's Orcas Hunt in Boundary Pass

[Sunday, 5/13/18 - M/V Kestrel - 1:00PM - Naturalist Erick] Happy Mothers’ Day! This Sunday, Captain Brian and I left Friday Harbor looking for all the wonderful whales and wildlife out here. We started out by going north through San Juan Channel and made our first stop at Green Point on Spieden...Read more