June 25, 2018

Spieden Island Transient Orcas!

Guests aboard M/V Kestrel were treated to a fantastic day on the water yesterday, as Transient Orca pods T49A’s and T65A’s all hung out swimming around the south park of Spieden Island. We saw lot’s of tail lobs from these oras, and even some breaches by some of the smaller kiddo orcas! We started...Read more
Hunting a porpoise

June 22, 2018

Predation Presentation - Hunting Bigg's Killer Whales

Jordan | June 21, 2018 | M/V Kestrel | 2:00 The day boasted a brilliant sunshine but also a bombardment of wind. And with wind comes waves which made today quite the adventure! Captain Mike took our boat up north through the San Juan Channel to Boundary Pass in between Waldron and Stuart islands...Read more

June 16, 2018

Residents, Transients, Humpbacks!

Captain Mike and I were up early today and excited to see what was out there! Southern resident orcas had been hanging around the islands for the past couple of days and we could not wait to get a better look at them! We, along with our 11 smiling guests, headed down San Juan Channel to go look for...Read more

June 16, 2018

Friday Harbor Orcas!

Headed out of Friday Harbor on a summer-like June day after a pretty rainy and moody month, we were finally getting a taste of that hot summer sun! The breeze in the harbor was warm and the water calm and clear. Captain Mike, naturalist Piper and myself headed north for the San Juan Channel to look...Read more
Bigg's Orcas

May 9, 2018

Bigg's Orcas Chase Steller Sea Lions at East Point (T36A's)

[Thursday, 5/3/18 - M/V Sea Lion - 12:00 - Naturalist Erick] May is here and things are beginning to feel more and more like summer. More staff are arriving back and even Captain Pete has returned from his journeys around the world. Captain Pete tagged along with us on this trip as Captain Mike and...Read more

May 7, 2018

Sunshine and Whales!

[M/V Sea Lion- 5/5- Naturalist Alexandria] Aboard M/V Sea Lion guests were treated to a gorgeous sunny Spring day. Captain Mike, Naturalists Piper and myself, Naturalist Alexandria, all boarded for an exciting trip on the water as the sun shined down on us for one of the first of our perfect spring...Read more

April 17, 2018

T65A’s Baby Shower

T65A’s Baby Shower [M/V Sea Lion 4/15/18- Naturalist Alexandria] You are cordially invited to T65A’s Baby Shower to celebrate the newest addition into the Matriline: T65A6 Week old T65A6 joined by the rest of their family and friends! When: Aboard M/V Sea Lion’s Trip on Sunday, April 15 th at Noon...Read more
Transient Orcas

August 16, 2017

Traveling Transient Orcas (T18/T19's) and Salty River Otters

[Naturalist Erick D., M/V Kestrel, 8/9/17, 2:00PM] On our afternoon trip for the day, Gabe and I and all the lovely folks aboard started another exciting search for some cool marine wildlife. Our first stop was one of our favorites. We motored down to Whale Rocks. These two Islets emerge from the...Read more