October 29, 2015

Through the Eye of the Humpback-October 25th, 2015

Today the ol' Sea Lion had yet another whale of an adventure. It was one of those days with no prior reports of whales out in the Salish Sea, but that certainly doesn't mean they aren't out there. After loading the boat with excited passengers, bundled up against the Autumn chill and excited to see...Read more

October 7, 2015

The Mighty Fin Whale-October 5th, 2015

Today, like most days, the Salish Sea was demonstrating the full potential of this incredibly unique ecosystem. Captain Mike, myself, and the excited passengers aboard the Sea Lion were fortunate enough to bear witness to some incredible activity that is a sure sign that Autumn is upon us. We...Read more

September 25, 2015

Whales on Whales on Whales!-September 24, 2015

Today was one of those days that comes maybe but once a summer here in the Salish Sea, and Captain Mike, myself and some lucky passengers were fortunate enough to see some incredible examples of our local wildlife. We left the dock at exactly noon (despite a slightly tardy naturalist) on the trusty...Read more

June 12, 2015

Humpbacks in the Georgia Strait

This evening Captain Mike and I left the dock with excited passengers, warm breeze on the water and a report of humpbacks in Canadian waters. We headed north out of Friday Harbor and up the San Juan Channel toward East Point on Saturna Island, the easternmost point of the Canadian Gulf Islands. We...Read more

May 24, 2015

San Juan T Party!

Much like the infamous night in Boston Harbor, the waters around San Juan Island were full of Ts.... transient orcas that is! Also known as Bigg's killer whales these impressive creatures eat other marine mammals, with harbor seals making up 60% of their diet. This afternoon and evening we were...Read more

September 19, 2013

Southern Resident Killer Whales Get Down!

When I heard the vocalizations of orcas at the Lime Kiln hydrophone this morning, I knew it would be an entertaining day. The whale chatter seemed excited and endless! Several hours later when we were viewing the same animals from the M/V Sea Lion, they were still partying hard. We watched a large...Read more