Dall's Porpoises in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

September 12, 2019

Mount Rainier and Dall's Porpoises Return to the San Juan Islands!

Olivia | September 12th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm What a great day near San Juan Island! Captain Gabe, Co-Naturalist Piper and I headed south through the San Juan Channel to aim for the Strait of Juan de Fuca in hopes of seeing potential whale sightings. We made a stop at Whale Rocks where we...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

August 26, 2019

Humpback and Killer Whales Swimming South of Lopez Island

Olivia | August 26th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am What a fun morning on the water! Captain Gabe received reports of several whales nearby, so we set out south through San Juan Channel. With our whales just south of Lopez Island, we decided to stop at Whale Rocks and check out the largest sea lions...Read more
Orcas in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

August 4, 2019

Killer Whales in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Olivia | August 4th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm Captain Erick, Co-Naturalist Jordan and I, along with our full boat of passengers, decided to head south for an opportunity to see some Bigg’s Killer Whales in the Strait of Juan de Fuca south of Hein Bank. Along the route, our captain was thrilled...Read more

July 12, 2019

Orcas by the Olympic Peninsula!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 07/12/19 | 3:00pm Today was such a good day! As Captain Pete and I set out of Friday Harbor, we headed south towards potential sightings of something cool near the Olympic Peninsula. We headed south down through the San Juan Channel, passed Cattle Point and across the Strait...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near San Juan Island

July 10, 2019

A [Killer] Whale Adventure in the Salish Sea!

Olivia | July 10th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am We had the most adventurous ‘Adventure Tour’ yet this season! Gearing up for the trip, Captain Brian decided to take a risk and head towards our only Killer Whale reports down in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, almost bordering Haro Strait. On our way...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales on Sunset Tour

July 9, 2019

Curious Killer Whales in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Olivia | July 9th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30pm For our rainy sunset tour, Captain Gabe immediately started heading south past the Cattle Point Lighthouse down into the Strait of Juan de Fuca where we had far away whale sightings from earlier in the day. While he was determined to show our...Read more

July 9, 2019

The Trifecta! Orcas, a Minke, and a Humpback!

M/V Sea Lion | July 9 th , 2019 | Naturalist Alexandria | 1:30 PM What a fantastic day this trip ended up being! We left the dock with reports of orcas on the cusp of our range, and decided that we would go for it! After checking with all of our friends on board we decided that if we had the chance...Read more
Transient Orca Breach Humpback Whale Photo by Tori Lee

July 7, 2019

Whale Trifecta in the Salish Sea!

Olivia | July 7th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am Today we started our adventure tour by finding two bald eagles right away inside Friday Harbor! Such a good spot after finishing the wildlife talk. We decided to head south down San Juan Channel into the Strait of Juan de Fuca where two of our whale...Read more

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