Orcas near Cypress Island

July 8, 2020

Southern Resident Killer Whales Intercept Transient Orcas

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | July 8th, 2020 | 13:30 The most fin-tastic trip yet! It was such a great day out on the water, I am still shaking with excitement! We headed towards the western side of Cypress Island to follow rumors of Bigg’s Killer Whales milling in the area. When we arrived on scene,...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near Lopez Island

July 5, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Feeding in San Juan Channel

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | July 5, 2020 | 17:30 They stayed! We received word that the family group of transient orcas we saw on our 1:30pm trip had started to porpoise south- fast! This made us nervous that we would not be able to have the same look at our favorite T65’s as we did previously. With...Read more
Transient Orcas in San Juan Channel

July 5, 2020

Transient Orcas in San Juan Channel!

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | July 5, 2020 | 13:30 It was such a gorgeous day out on the water; by far one of my favorites this season. We left the dock with whale rumors in the area which is always a great way to start our trips. We kicked off our adventure by heading north through the San Juan Channel...Read more

November 30, 2019

Humpback Pair Fluking Along Stewart Island!

Laura C. | M/V Sea Lion | 11/29/19 | 12:00pm Today was so much fun out on the water! We boarded M/V Sea Lion and headed north into the San Juan Channel. Our first wildlife sighting was a bald eagle on Flattop Island, sitting out in the open on a large boulder. It was an awesome experience to see it...Read more

April 16, 2018

Gray Whale in San Juan Channel!!!

14 April, 2018 | M/V Sea Lion | 4:00 PM On the noon trip this day Captain Mike, Erick, and I explored a large area north of San Juan Island so when Captain Mike and I left the docks on our second trip of the day we decided to go south, and boy am I glad we did. On our way down San Juan Channel we...Read more
T037As

July 21, 2017

Transient Orcas Spotted on the Sunset Whale Watch

[Sarah M. – 07/20/2017 – M/V Sea Lion – 05:30pm] After a bit of a gray day in the San Juan Islands, we had a very welcome break in the clouds as we departed on our sunset whale watch from Friday Harbor. Out here in the Salish Sea your luck with wildlife sightings can change minute by minute, and...Read more
Transient Orcas in Strait of Juan de Fuca

May 23, 2016

T for Two: Two Male Transient Killer Whales cruise in the Strait

It’s still not summer. Despite the past unseasonably warm weather, El Niño, and new predictions for this to be a La Niña year, late may has brought some grey weather and some sporadic showers, but great whales! Captain Mike, Alex, Sarah, and I headed south to head to the eastern end of the Strait...Read more

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