August 12, 2019

Huge Orca Whales Near Victoria!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 08/12/19 | 5:30pm What a lovely trip! Captain Pete and I headed out of Friday Harbor and towards hopeful reports of whales! We booked it down south through the San Juan Channel, past a beautiful lighthouse off of Cattle Point and into the open waters. We boated west towards...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

August 22, 2018

Sunset Trip with Humpback Whales near Victoria! | 08/21/2018 | 1:30

Jordan | August 21, 2018 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30 trip What a great day out on the water! Despite the fog and smoke that is still lingering around the San Juan Islands, we had a great day cruising around the Salish Sea. We headed south down through the San Juan Channel and stopped by Whale Rocks to...Read more

April 28, 2014

The M/V Sea Lion goes to Canada!

What a great start to the 2014 whale watching season! The M/V Sea Lion headed out again today and caught up with some Transients (mammal-hunting killer whales) once again. Today was however, a little different than most days given we went about seventy miles round trip! The whales were located...Read more

July 8, 2013

Superpod At Last

The endangered population of Southern Resident Killer Whales that frequent the salmon-rich waters of the Salish Sea form “superpod” only a handful of times during the summer season. Three extended families (known as J, K, and L pod) join together and travel as one unit, making up only 82 remaining...Read more

May 2, 2013

Two Transient Bulls

Today we observed another pair of Transient Orcas in the Straight of Juan de Fuca, off Victoria. Spotting two giant, black triangles from quite a distance, we confirmed that we were dealing with two mature bulls. When male orcas come into puberty in their early teens, they are known as “sprouters...Read more