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

June 7, 2019

Transient Orcas near Anacortes! 06/07/19

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 06/07/19 | 5:30 Sunset As we gathered for our tour, I noticed how wonderfully small our group was! We definitely were lucky to have lots of space to walk around the boat and chat with new friends! Captain Gabe and I took the Sea Lion out of Friday Harbor and headed off in...Read more
dorsal fin

June 6, 2019

Fidalgo Island Orcas! 06/06/19

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 06/06/19 | 11:00am As the sun shone bright overhead and the Salish sea beckoned us to join her, Captain Brian, Naturalist Sarah and I set out towards promising reports of humpback whales up north. But then, almost immediately, we got a brand new report of orca whales off in...Read more
Orca whale

June 2, 2019

Transient Orcas in the Haro Strait! 06/02/19

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 06/02/19 | 5:30pm As the sun sank lower in the sky, Captain Pete and I took off out of Friday Harbor to start our sunset cruise adventure. We headed north through the San Juan Channel towards Speiden Channel. Then we heard whispers on the whale watcher’s radio that there...Read more

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