July 3, 2018

Bigg's Killer Whales on the Hunt

Captain Brian and I arrived at the docks this morning with no reports of any whales in our area. Both hopeful that we would be able to find our own animals on this rainy and gray morning, we gathered our excited guests and headed out the harbor. As soon as we left the harbor, a couple of killer...Read more
Killer whales surfacing

July 2, 2018

Orcas and A Humpback in the Afternoon | 07/01/2018 | 01:30pm

Sarah | 07/01/2018 | M/V Sea Lion | 01:30pm The sun was shining and we had flat water as Captain Mike steered the M/V Sea Lion north out of Friday Harbor towards the Canadian Gulf Islands. We had a lovely and lively group of guests on board ready to find some wildlife! As we cruised north we...Read more
Orcas Surfacing

June 29, 2018

Orcas in the Strait of Georgia | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Naturalist Sarah | 06/29/2018 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:30pm Charter from Roche Harbor Naturalist Piper, Captain Pete and I had distinct pleasure of hosting a family reunion aboard the M/V Sea Lion. On private charters we can always customize the day to best suite a group’s needs, and yesterday that...Read more
Bigg's Orca

June 29, 2018

Long (but worthwhile!) Trip for Orcas on M/V Kestrel

Naturalist Sarah | 06/22/2018 | M/V Kestrel | 10:00am What a whirlwind of a trip! Leaving Friday Harbor, Captain gabe and I had no reports of orcas… not unusual for our morning trips! Since we work with a spotting network spread out through the region, usually our sightings start rolling in as...Read more

June 24, 2018

T49A's and T65A's Socializing in San Juan Channel!

Captain Mike, Rachel, and I boarded the M/V Sea Lion today with a great group of guests! Today there was a report of some Bigg’s killer whales just outside of Friday Harbor so as we boated into the sunny San Juan Channel, we headed north. Along the way, we came across a bald eagle ’s nest, occupied...Read more
Playing whales

June 22, 2018

Celebratory Cetaceans

Jordan | June 22, 2018 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 noon What an amazing day out on the water! Captain Mike, Naturalist Rachel and I voyaged out of Friday Harbor towards a report of whales traveling along the east side of Lopez Island. We traveled north up the Upright channel where we saw two bald eagles...Read more
Whale watching on M/V Kestrel

June 15, 2018

Afternoon full of whales on M/V Kestrel

Sarah | 06/14/2018 | M/V Kestrel | 02:00pm M/V Kestrel is our newest vessel in our fleet of four, and she has consistently proven to be an amazing tool over the last couple year of use. Going into her third summer as a part of our fleet I am excited to see how we can continue to use this incredible...Read more