June 24, 2018

T49A's and T65A's Socializing in San Juan Channel!

Captain Mike, Rachel, and I boarded the M/V Sea Lion today with a great group of guests! Today there was a report of some Bigg’s killer whales just outside of Friday Harbor so as we boated into the sunny San Juan Channel, we headed north. Along the way, we came across a bald eagle ’s nest, occupied...Read more
Bigg's Orcas

June 13, 2018

Bigg's Orcas Jumping, Humpback Whale Fluking, & Sea Otter Swimming!

[Wednesday, 6/13/18 - M/V Kestrel - 10:00AM - Naturalist Erick] Today we had another ‘June-ary’ day as the morning started out with rain but broke to a delightful sunny day. Captain Mike and I took a smaller group of folks out to search for all the fun morning critters out in the Salish Sea. We...Read more
Bigg's Orcas

June 11, 2018

Bigg's Orcas Hunt Next to Waldron Island

[Thursday, 6/7/18 - M/V Sea Lion - 12:00 - Naturalist Erick] T100’s On Thursday we got a little break in what locals call our “June-uary” weather. After a sunny warm stint in May, June often comes here and reminds us that it is still spring. Captain Mike, myself, and one of our brand new...Read more
Bigg's Orcas

June 7, 2018

Two Families of Bigg's Orcas Play in Admiralty Inlet!

[Monday, 6/4/18 - M/V Kestrel - 2:00PM - Naturalist Erick] On Monday, Captain Gabe and I took M/V Kestrel with a smaller group of folks out to look for amazing wildlife out in the Salish Sea. We headed south down San Juan Channel. We made our first stop at Whale Rocks situated at the entrance to...Read more
Bigg's Orcas

May 30, 2018

Sunset with Two Families of Orca Whales

[Sunday, 5/27/18 - M/V Kestrel - 6:00PM - Naturalist Erick] On our evening trip on M/V Kestrel we got to enjoy the long, slow sunset over the Salish Sea. Captain Brian and I first headed towards the north side of Stewart Island. We soon saw blows closely following the shoreline. It was a group of...Read more