Killer whales breaching outside of Seattle

March 13, 2018

Big Group of Breaching Bigg's! (Say that five times fast!)

M/V Sea Lion – 12:00 Noon – Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Just as the first sprinkles fell from the sky the M/V Sea Lion departed from Friday Harbor carrying Captain Mike, Sarah, Erick, myself and an awesome group of kids and kids-at-heart! Heading south along San Juan Channel towards rumors of a large...Read more

September 20, 2017

Transient Orcas off Sidney and - Surprise! - a Humpback!

Saturday, September 16 – M/V Sea Lion – 1:30 PM Charter The Sea Lion motored up to Roche Harbor to pick up today’s charter guests—a wedding party! And a party it was. After everyone was loaded up Captain Gabe gave the Coast Guard-mandated safety talk and we were off! We headed north, cruising...Read more
Transient Orca

July 4, 2017

"T-Party" - Transient (mammal-hunting) Orcas Spotted!

[7/3/17 - M/V Kestrel - 2:00PM] On July 3 rd Captain Mike and I headed out with a full boat of great passengers aboard the M/V Kestrel to go look for some exciting wildlife! We headed south through San Juan Channel and first stopped at Shark Reef along the shore of Lopez Island to look at some...Read more

June 6, 2017

Quest for the White Whale - Gray Whale Visits the San Juans

*/ [06/06/2017 ~ 1200 SL] Ah, a bright sunny day with clear skies and calm waters, ripe with potential for whale and wildlife viewing. Captain Pete and his trusty crew of two, naturalists Kelsey and Sarah, set off with their boat of eager whale-watchers to see what the waters had in store for them...Read more
Transient killer whale in the Strait Georgia

April 2, 2017

Bigg's Killer Whales in the Strait of Georgia - April 1, 2017

Captain Pete, Kayak Guide Jordan, and had a great trip on the M/V Sea lion to kick off the month of April. As we left the harbor we had overcast skies that soon turned into blue sky trying to peek out. We headed north towards a report of orcas just south of Vancouver, and at the edge of our range...Read more
Transient Orca

October 4, 2016

Steller's Bane: T37A's & T65B's Orcas and Humpback Whales!

Yesterday was another wonderful day on the water. Fall still has amazing wildlife to show off here in the San Juan Islands. We headed north to start the search for whales yet again. We went all the way up into the Canadian Gulf Islands which are still beautiful but in a different way. As you move...Read more