May 28, 2018

Two Humpbacks in the Strait of Georgia

Wednesday, May 23 rd | M/V Kestrel | 2:00 PM This afternoon, Captain Gabe and I assisted our guests aboard the M/V Kestrel and set out to find some whales! With only second-hand reports we headed north to check things out. We arrived off Jones Island and slowed to nearly a stop. Scanning the waters...Read more

April 23, 2018

Bigg's Orcas and a Humpback Whale in the Strait of Georgia

Monday, April 23, 2018 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 Noon What a gloriously sunny Monday afternoon in the San Juan Islands! Sitting here writing this, I can feel the sunburn set in over what are probably some fresh freckles, and it makes me so excited that summer is finally (nearly) upon us! Today Captain...Read more

July 18, 2017

Transient Whale Calves in Canada

(7/15/17- M/V Sea Lion- 1:30 PM and 5:30 PM) Another day on the water with whale calves! We saw the same two families of whales on both our afternoon and sunset trip departing from Friday Harbor, the T34’s and part of the T37’s. These individual whales have been hanging out in near the San Juan...Read more

June 21, 2017

Voyage for the Humpback Whales

[6/20/17 ~ Sea Lion 1:30 Departure] Yesterday was a record-breaking day for me aboard the M/V Sea Lion. I've been pretty far north before, close enough to see the skyscrapers of greater Vancouver, but yesterday I was lucky enough to go even further north into the Strait of Georgia. Lead by a report...Read more
Transient Orca

October 4, 2016

Steller's Bane: T37A's & T65B's Orcas and Humpback Whales!

Yesterday was another wonderful day on the water. Fall still has amazing wildlife to show off here in the San Juan Islands. We headed north to start the search for whales yet again. We went all the way up into the Canadian Gulf Islands which are still beautiful but in a different way. As you move...Read more

May 27, 2015

Humpys in the Strait of Georgia

The Sea Lion left the dock today crewed by Captain Pete and Naturalists Mike and Alex. We had clear skies, a fantastic group of passengers and reports of a humpback whale to the North. We began to see wildlife right outside the harbor with a bald eagle regally perched in a tree and a pod of harbor...Read more