Humpback Whale surfacing for air

July 31, 2021

Humpback Surprise by Waldron Island

Haleigh | M/V Kestrel | July 31, 2021 | 2:00pm We started our Saturday afternoon trip moving north through the San Juan Channel. We reached a small island called Skipjack to find two dozen harbor seals hauled out along the shoreline! Some of them were playing in the kelp beds while most lay in a...Read more
Orca Spy Hop

July 1, 2021

Gregarious Killer Whales off Waldron Island

Maxx K. | M/V Sea Lion | 07/01/2021 | 2:00 It was a gorgeous afternoon on the water today, a perfect 70 degrees and calm as could be as we left Friday harbor with a boatful of excited guests. We turned northward, heading up and through the San Juan channel following rumors of whales approaching...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in Salish Sea

June 10, 2021

Local Favorite Bigg's Killer Whales Swim Up San Juan Channel

Olivia | M/V Osprey | June 10th, 2021 | 12:30pm The day shifted from a cloudy, rainy morning into a beautiful sunny afternoon- just in time for our adventure trip on the zodiac. After getting everyone geared up in their exposure suits and a brief tutorial on spotting wildlife, we were off the dock...Read more
Transient Orca Swim in the Morning

September 20, 2020

Enjoying the Morning Sun with Bigg's Killer Whales

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | September 20th, 2020 | 10:00 Heading off into the foggy water opened our morning adventure to one big adventure. We traveled north into the cool morning, and shortly after crossing through President’s Channel, the sky appeared and the fog settled, bringing in the glorious...Read more
P/C. Olivia Esqueda P/C. Olivia Esqueda

September 17, 2020

Surprise Transient Orcas in the Foggy Strait of Georgia

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | September 17th, 2020 | 13:00 What a crazy, adventurous day out in the dense fog and smoke! We left the dock with no more than a 30-yard visibility in either direction of the boat. We were still able to travel out in the San Juan Islands safely and continue north where there...Read more
Killer Whales Near Waldron Island

September 12, 2020

Action Packed Killer Whale and Wildlife Day

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | September 12th, 2020 | 13:00 Our excursion today started off with no whale reports in the Salish Sea. This is a very normal way to start the day as we all leave the dock, divide along the waters, and check on what is occurring in the world’s most productive waters. Captain...Read more

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