Bigg's killer whales

May 11, 2019

Afternoon Report of Killer Whales! Afternoon Adventure Tour

Sarah | 05/11/2019 | M/V Kestrel | 03:00pm What amazing demonstration of how reports can change throughout the day! As we came back to Friday Harbor after a spectacular morning tour, a report of orcas far to the north in the Canadian Gulf Islands came in over the radio. Captain Gabe and I remained...Read more

July 21, 2016

It's Kind of a Family Thing

Isn't it fascinating how tied to their families orcas are? By mom's side for life...I'm sure some human moms wish this were the case for their own children. As part of a matriarchal social structure, newborn calves will stick close to Mom and nurse for their first year of life, eventually becoming...Read more
Humpback whale diving in the San Juan Islands

March 29, 2016

Humpback Whales in the Salish Sea! Spring in the San Juan Islands

Captain Mike and I had yet another perfect spring private charter on the M/V Sea Lion. We woke up this morning and it felt like summer! The sun was shining, the sky was that special shade of San Juan blue, and there were reports of whales! We headed north out of Friday Harbor skirting the northern...Read more