July 18, 2019

Orcas Near Orcas Island!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 07/18/19 | 11:00am What am amazing morning! Captain Brian and I took the Kestrel out of Friday Harbor and headed towards reports of orcas! We boated south of Shaw Island across the south shores of Orcas Island, intertwining through Peavine Pass and then up Rosario Strait. We...Read more

July 11, 2019

Magical Sunset Tour with "Exotic" Bigg's Killer Whales!

Piper | Thursday, July 11, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30 PM On this evening’s sunset cruise, we had two really lovely groups of folks visiting the Salish Sea for the first time! The M/V Sea Lion motored out of Friday Harbor and north through San Juan Channel, passing by some wee harbor porpoises and...Read more

July 7, 2019

Surprise Orcas near Orcas Island!

Piper | Sunday, July 7, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30 PM Today was a drizzly Pacific Northwest summer day and leaving the docks we had a day full of possibilities ahead of us! We started moving northwest and were heading over the top of Stuart Island when a report of Bigg’s killer whales came over the...Read more
Bigg's Kller Whales Socializing

July 3, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whale Families Join!

Laura C. / 7-3-2019 / M/V Kestrel / 3:00pm This evening’s excursion was full of a variety of wildlife! Our vessel headed north and just as we headed away from Friday Harbor we saw a bald eagle swoop across our bow overhead. Within the first five minutes we already had a wildlife encounter! The bald...Read more

July 2, 2019

Killer Whales Socializing Near Orcas Island!

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | 5:30 PM What an excellent sunset trip in the Salish Sea! We began our trip heading northeast out of Friday Harbor. We knew there were whales near East Sound on Orcas Island, so we went to investigate to see if we could find them. On our way there, we...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Near Shaw Island!

July 2, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales Foraging Near Shaw Island!!

Laura C. | 7/2/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm It was quite an adventure in the Salish Sea today on M/V Sea Lion! Passengers embraced the wind and swirling seas like seasoned mariners, in hopes of momentarily connecting with these graceful and somewhat mysterious sea creatures. Luckily our voyage was...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Breaching!

June 29, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales Breaching Near Point Roberts!!

Laura C./ 6-29-2019/ M/V Sea Lion / 1:30pm Today was an outstanding day out on the water! Our vessel Sea Lion traveled far north towards Point Roberts! We were so excited to see a large family of Bigg’s killer whales demonstrating an abundance of surface activity!! As our vessel approached the...Read more
Two Bigg's Killer Whale Families

June 28, 2019

Two Bigg's Killer Whale Families Join Together!

Laura C. | 6-28-2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am This afternoon was an awesome day to spend on the water! Captain Gabe drove M/V Kestrel north and stopped along Spieden Island to see some cool wildlife, including bald eagles and harbor seals! We continued onward and were so excited to find TWO Bigg’s...Read more

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