July 1, 2019

SO Many Orcas Socializing Above Orcas Island

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 07/01/19 | 11:00 am Happy Canada Day!! Today was absolutely gorgeous as the sun glistened high in the sky and warmed the Washington air. Captain Pete and I took the Kestrel out of Friday Harbor towards the north. Immediately, we received multiple reports of whales throughout...Read more

June 30, 2019

Orcas up North!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 06/30/19 | 1:30pm Today was super great! Captain Erick, Naturalist Piper and I took the Sea Lion out of Friday Harbor and headed north to reports of orca whales coming from Canadian waters. We boated up through the San Juan Channel, passed by Orcas Island and Waldron Island...Read more

June 28, 2019

Orcas Near Point Roberts!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 06/28/19 | 5:30pm This evening was absolutely beautiful. Captain Pete and I took our vessel, the Sea Lion, out of Friday Harbor just as the sun decided to sink a bit lower in the sky. Hearing hopeful reports up north, we headed up through the San Juan Channel. We passed...Read more
whale!

June 23, 2019

Humpback and Transients in Northern Waters!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 06/23/19 | 11:00am The day started with clouds floating low in the sky. It wasn’t the typical overcast but somehow much more beautiful as they hid the distant mountains. Captain Gabe and I took the Kestrel out of Friday Harbor and headed north through the San Juan Channel. We...Read more
jumping

June 21, 2019

Porpoising Orcas in the Haro Strait! 06/21/19

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 06/21/19 | 12:00pm The sun shone high in the sky on this lovely Friday in Friday Harbor! Almost immediately, the crew received reports of whales not too far away, so everyone got really excited. Captain Pete, Naturalist Erin and I took our vessel, the Sea Lion, out of the...Read more
blackfin

June 17, 2019

Huge Group of Orcas in Boundary Pass and Also HBs! 06/17/19

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 06/17/19 | 12:00pm What an unbelievably special day out on the water! The sun was shining brightly in the sky and filled everyone with excitement immediately. Captain Erick, naturalist Piper and I took our largest boat, the M/V Sealion out of Friday harbor towards promising...Read more
Orca swimming

June 13, 2019

Three Transient Pods in Rosario Strait! 06/13/19

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 06/13/19 | 12:00pm Today started as a beautiful day in Friday Harbor! The sun was shining, and it truly felt like one of the first real summer day here in the San Juan Islands. Captain Sarah, Naturalist Erick, Naturalist Laura and I took our beautiful boat, the Sea Lion, out...Read more

June 9, 2019

Orcas in the Strait of Juan De Fuca! 06/09/18

Jordan| M/V Kestrel | 06/09/19 | 11:00 As we got everyone suited up, excitement filled the air. Eventually everyone headed down and met with Captain Gabe by the Kestrel and we headed out of Friday Harbor. We heard reports coming from Canadian waters so we sped down the San Juan Channel and towards...Read more

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