Hunting a porpoise

June 22, 2018

Predation Presentation - Hunting Bigg's Killer Whales

Jordan | June 21, 2018 | M/V Kestrel | 2:00 The day boasted a brilliant sunshine but also a bombardment of wind. And with wind comes waves which made today quite the adventure! Captain Mike took our boat up north through the San Juan Channel to Boundary Pass in between Waldron and Stuart islands...Read more

June 22, 2018

Transients North of San Juan Island

Today we left Friday Harbor with no reports of whales in the area, which is not an uncommon way to start our day. Just as we were exiting the harbor we got a report of some transient orcas about 10 minutes away from us. We came across the T137’s hunting what looked to be like a porpoise. Things...Read more
Humpback Whale

April 24, 2018

The Return of the Humpback Whales!

[Saturday, 4/21/18 – M/V Kestrel – 1:00PM – Naturalist Erick] The past few weeks we have started running trips on our adventure vessel, M/V Kestrel . This craft is a RIB, a Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat, and can go pretty fast, around 30 – 40 knots. We suit up in these dope red and black exposure...Read more

October 2, 2016

Biodiversity at its finest: Seals, Sea Lions, and Porpoises Oh My!

Yesterday, we saw a wide diversity of marine mammals. We cruised around the northern San Juan Islands and even went into the Gulf Islands of Canada for a quick bit. We saw a few Harbor Porpoise including a calf which was super tiny and super cute. We also saw several tons of Harbor Seals laying on...Read more

July 7, 2015

Breaching orcas and a baby Bald Eagle

For the past few days, we've been meeting up with the residents on the west side of SJI, so today, when we had a report for Boundary Pass, we were excited to be able to switch things up. So, we left Friday Harbor and headed North. We met up with the K13s just between Saturna and South Pender Island...Read more

June 1, 2015

J Pod off Turn Point

Today we left Friday Harbor with reports of Jpod heading up the west side of San Juan Island. On our way to the whales we stopped by a group of foraging bald eagles. There were about 9 bald eagles grouped together by Ripple Island. There was a combination of adult and juvenile bald eagles. Until...Read more

September 25, 2013

Wildlife and Whales Everywhere You Look!

Today was a beautiful day all around with sunny sky's, nice people, L-Pod, and lot's of wildlife! The M/V Sea Lion headed North today towards Turn Point (the most Northwestern part of the continental U.S.) where we had reports of some Southern Resident Orcas. I couldn't contain my delight when I...Read more