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

June 24, 2019

Bigg's Orcas, T65As, in Rosario Strait!

Piper | Monday, June 24, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30 PM On today’s afternoon trip Captain Erick, Erin, and I headed out into the Salish Sea with some really cool guests and we got to circumnavigate Lopez Island checking out all sorts of wildlife! Typically, when we leave the docks we either head up...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Near San Juan Island

June 21, 2019

Five Bigg's Killer Whales Seen Along San Juan Island!

Laura C. | 6-21-2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am Today was a gorgeous day aboard M/V Kestrel with Captain Gabe leading our voyage! We headed south and were lucky right off the bat, finding harbor seals, Steller’s sea lions and a pair of bald eagles all sharing some small rocky islands right near San...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Near San Juan Island

June 21, 2019

Five Bigg's Killer Whales Seen Along San Juan Island!

Laura C. | 6-21-2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am Today was a gorgeous day aboard M/V Kestrel with Captain Gabe leading our voyage! We headed south and were lucky right off the bat, finding harbor seals, Steller’s sea lions and a pair of bald eagles all sharing some small rocky islands right near San...Read more

May 31, 2019

Orcas and a Humpback and Bald Eagles Attacking a Seagull! Woah!

Piper | Friday, May 31, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00 AM Heading out of Friday Harbor today there was a report of Bigg’s killer whales off Lime Kiln Lighthouse on the west side of San Juan Island so we headed south into San Juan Channel and it wasn’t long before we came upon a group of harbor seals...Read more

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