May 1, 2022

Playful Biggs Killer Whales and Rowdy Steller Sea Lions Off Lopez

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 05/01/2022 | 1:30pm Today was kinda perfect. Before we even began suiting up a group of Killer Whales had been picked up in the Juan de Fuca and were angled straight up towards the San Juans. We hadn’t even touched water and it was already shaping up to be a great day! We...Read more

April 30, 2022

Long Journey South to Chill with some Bigg’s Brothers

Maxx K. | M/V Sea Lion | 04/30/2022 | 12:30pm Friday harbor was spooky at 12:30- it softly rained throughout the morning and was gray everywhere you looked. It was a pretty cliche Washington morning but we weren’t disheartened- it can be so much easier to spot whales without the glare of the sun...Read more

May 16, 2021

Humpback Whales Throughout Southern Waters!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 05/16/2021 2:00pm The sun shined high in the sky today as Captain Brian and I took out our speed vessel, the Kestrel, and zoomed out of Friday Harbor. Turning right, we headed south down the San Juan Channel. We passed Lopez Island and the southern point of San Juan Island...Read more

April 24, 2021

Gray Whale Greatness Near Lopez

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 04/24/2021 |1:00pm What a wonderful day! As our wonderful guests hopped on our boat, Captain Pete and I headed out of Friday Harbor and south down the San Juan Channel. We boated until we reached the Southern point of San Juan Island where there was a gorgeous lighthouse...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales by Spieden Island

April 20, 2021

Bigg's Killer Whales by Spieden Island and a Gray Whale Encounter!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 4/21/2021 | 1:00PM It was a typical Tuesday in April as we headed out of Friday Harbor without a known whale report. This is very common as most vessels head out of the marina around the same time and we all start communicating our charted plan for the day. As soon as M/V Sea...Read more

April 11, 2021

Gray Whale Wonder in Cattle Pass!

Jordan Higgins Blogs Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 04/11/2021 |1:00pm What a gorgeous day today! It was the first day of the year where I genuinely felt warm and wore my T-shirt around the harbor! I knew right away that it was going to be a good day. Captain Pete and I hopped on the boat with our 35 new...Read more

March 27, 2021

A Calm & Beautiful Saturday with J Pod!

Jordan Higgins | M/V Sea lion | 03/27/21 |1:00pm Today was a fantastic day out on the water! Captain Pete, Laura and I hopped on our vessel, the Sea Lion, and took off out of Friday Harbor. We were lucky to begin the tour with reports of Southern Resident whales just a couple islands away! But,...Read more

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