SRKW near San Juan Island

July 24, 2020

A Profound Moment Met by the Southern Resident Killer Whales

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | July 24th, 2020 | 14:00 “No one will protect what they don’t care about; and no one will care about what they have never experienced.” -David Attenborough I do not even know where to begin with writing tonight’s blog. I have been a naturalist in New Zealand and the San Juan...Read more
Southern Resident killer whales (2017)

July 11, 2020

Bigg's killer whales & Southern Residents too!

Sarah | 07/11/2020 | M/V Kestrel | 2:00pm We left the Friday Harbor under gray skies with a slight threat of rain showers eager to see some whales! Luckily we had a couple reports from earlier in the day to choose from. We elected to head east, interisland, to start out. As we reached Rosario...Read more
Bigg's Orcas

June 21, 2020

Last Minute Bigg's Orcas on Father's Day! (T65A's & T37B's)

Sunday June 22, 2020 Happy Father’s Day to everyone! We know it is technically supposed to be summer these days but up here in the PNW summer seems to have a slow start. We left Friday Harbor on a little bit of an overcast day, but as we left and headed north the weather started to clear. We headed...Read more
Humpback whale flukes

June 20, 2020

Humpback Whale on the Summer Solstice

Sarah | 06/20/2020 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm We had an excellent, albeit the moody weather, out on the water. On my first tour back on the water this season, we got to see so much wildlife, and enjoyed some stunning scenery. We left Friday Harbor and headed north through San Juan Channel, and took a...Read more

November 24, 2019

Dall's Porpoises Bow Riding?! Say What Now?!!!

Laura C. | M/V Sea Lion | 11/24/2019 | 12:00pm Sunshine radiated throughout the Salish Sea today! The seas were beautiful, surrounded by crisp clean air that provided miles of visibility. We headed north in the San Juan Channel, through President’s Channel and past Patos Island into the Strait of...Read more
humpback whale

October 31, 2019

Two Humpback Whales in the Strait of Georgia

Sarah | 10/31/2019 | Happy Halloween! | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm The sun was shining, the water was glassy, and Captain Pete, our guests, and I set out from Friday Harbor this afternoon. With absolutely amazing water in the Salish Sea to spot all manner of wildlife we were certainly excited go out an...Read more
killer whales

October 29, 2019

Southern Residents and Humpbacks with TONS of other Wildlife!

Sarah | 10/29/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm On Tuesday we enjoyed an amazing day on the water with tons of wildlife and great weather. The chilly fall weather didn’t keep us from enjoying the magnificent Salish Sea Marine Ecosystem, we just bundled up! We started the trip with a start at Flattop...Read more
Humpback Whale near Spieden Island

October 28, 2019

Humpback Whales in the Salish Sea

Sarah | 10/28/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm Today was a beautiful fall day in the San Juan Islands. We enjoyed sunny skies out on the water and smooth seas as we cruised through the islands. We started the day heading north through San Juan Channel. In recent weeks we have had great sightings up...Read more

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