J Pod in Swanson Channel

March 10, 2020

J Pod Leaping through Swanson Channel!!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 3/10/2020 | 12:00pm Today was such a fun day to be out on the water! M/V Sea Lion left the dock of Friday Harbor and headed north. Moments after we left the dock a large common loon came right by our boat and surprised all the passengers! He was sporting some gorgeous spring...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales and Rainbows!

July 17, 2019

Killer Whales and Rainbow Skies!!

Laura C. | 7/17/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30pm This evening’s whale watch was simply magical! Captain Pete manned the helm and ventured north to Swanson Channel. Our passengers were thrilled to find a family of Bigg’s killer whales traveling near North Pender Island! This family was quickly...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whale in the Salish Sea Humpback Whales near Saturna

June 16, 2019

Lone Killer Whale and Humpback Whales Take Over the Salish Sea

Olivia | June 16, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am / 3:00pm What an incredible adventure Captain Gabe and I had out on the water today! For our 11:00am tour we headed north around Spieden Island where we viewed many Harbor Seals and Bald Eagles. We didn’t hang out too long, as we wanted to continue...Read more

June 23, 2018

Orca sunsets

Captain Pete and I were on our second trip of the day ready to be out on the water during the golden hour and hopefully encounter some animals! With very excited guests, we headed up North to see if we could find the same orcas we were with during our day trip. Apparently, these guys were covering...Read more

July 29, 2009

Orca Madness

While a heat wave roars through the Pacific Northwest, we here in Friday Harbor decided to cool our heals in the waters of Boundary Pass. The orcas had been north and east and everywhere according to the reports that we were getting, but we found them heading west towards Swanson Channel and the...Read more