Bigg's Killer Whales in Haro Strait

September 7, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Swim into Haro Strait

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | September 7th, 2020 | 13:00 We left the dock today with no reports of whales in the area, a normal start with boats all leaving within the same hour out searching throughout the Salish Sea. Heading north towards boundary pass, we caught word through the Pacific Whale Watch...Read more
P/C. Sarah McCullagh

August 21, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Swim in the Rain

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 21st, 2020 | 13:00 What an adventurous morning on M/V Sea Lion braving the weather and circumnavigating San Juan Island! We started the trip with no whale reports, a very common daily occurrence, and decided to head north scanning the wildlife hot spots for any action...Read more
SRKW near San Juan Island

July 24, 2020

A Profound Moment Met by the Southern Resident Killer Whales

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | July 24th, 2020 | 14:00 “No one will protect what they don’t care about; and no one will care about what they have never experienced.” -David Attenborough I do not even know where to begin with writing tonight’s blog. I have been a naturalist in New Zealand and the San Juan...Read more
Humpback in Haro Strait

July 24, 2020

Fluking Humpback in Haro Strait

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | July 24th, 2020 | 10:00 We started off the trip by being one of the first boats out on the water for the day. That being said, we decided to start the trip by scanning some major bodies of water such as the Haro Strait. These tend to be hot spots for larger cetaceans and a...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in San Juan Channel

September 19, 2019

Whales, More Whales, and a Northern Fur Seal!

Olivia | September 19th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm Today was such a treat all the way around. As Captain Erick, Co-Naturalist Sarah and I started heading north through the San Juan Channel with our passengers, we stumbled upon a rare surprise just south of Flattop Island- a Northern Fur Seal!...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near Saltspring

September 11, 2019

Family Favorite Whales in the San Juan Islands

Olivia | September 11th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am Wednesday morning was an exceptional day on the adventure Kestrel trip. It has been a while since both Captain Pete and I have been on our zodiac and were equally excited to hit the water. However, we couldn’t get our boat up to full speed...Read more
Solo Bigg's Killer Whale near Stuart Island

September 8, 2019

Solo Orca and Humpback Whale in the Salish Sea

Olivia | September 8th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm What a fun day Captain Sarah and I had with all our passengers on M/V Sea Lion! We started off the trip by heading north where we immediately began seeing Harbor Porpoises rounding San Juan Island through Spieden Channel. After taking a quick...Read more
J Pod Orcas in Haro Strait

August 15, 2019

Southern Resident Killer Whales Swim Back to San Juan Island!

Olivia | August 15th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am My favorite trip thus far. I cannot express the realm of emotions myself, Captain Gabe, and our 19 passengers went through on our 11:00am Adventure Tour. We heard reports early in the morning that our Southern Resident Killer Whales (J Pod) had...Read more

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