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April 28, 2022

Feeding Bigg's Killer Whales and an Opportunistic Bald Eagle

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | April 28th, 2022 | 12:30pm Leaving the dock today, we were elated with the weeklong streak of sunny weather. Cool winds and warm skies guided us inner island towards Rosario Strait, passing heaps of bait balls and feeding Rhinoceros Auklets. Kissing the southern end of Lummi...Read more

April 25, 2022

Rain, Whales, and Mouflon a plenty!

Maxx K. | M/V Sea Lion| 04/25/2022 | 1:30pm The day began with sun! Sea Lion took a left out of Friday Harbor today, up and around towards rumors of Bigg’s Killer Whales that had been spotted earlier in the morning traveling up San Juan Islands western shores. Now of course, these whales were going...Read more

April 24, 2022

A True Wildlife Bonanza

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 04/24/2022 | 1:30pm Today was crazy. Now, every day is of course, special out here- you never really know what you’re gonna get, much like a box of chocolates. But something truly wild happened on our journey today. Kestrel rounded itself up and over the north side of San...Read more
Gray Whale near D'Arcy Island

April 24, 2022

A Fluking Gray Whale Feeds in Canadian Waters

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | April 24th, 2022 | 12:30pm Continuing our weekend stretch of beautiful weather, it made our decision to travel towards Vancouver Island that much easier. Shortly after leaving the dock, we received word that there was a Gray Whale over by D’Arcy Island. This excited us and...Read more

April 23, 2022

Bigg’s Killer Whales and a Fluking Gray Whale in the Juan de Fuca

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 04/23/2022 | 1:30pm Well today was exciting, to say the least! Kestrel flew out of Friday Harbor and turned right, taking a brief moment to observe a bob of Harbor Seals (yes, the collective noun of seals is a bob. How fun!) hauled out on the rocks just beyond turn island...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in the Salish Sea

April 23, 2022

Bigg's Killer Whales Travel Along the Olympic Mountains

Olivia | M/V Osprey | April 23rd, 2022 | 12:30pm On our first Osprey trip of the season and the sunniest day of the week, we decided to head south in an effort to see some orcas down by Victoria, B.C. The beauty of this day could not be matched as we continually motored through glassy seas past...Read more

April 22, 2022

A Bigg’s Killer Whale Earth Day Extravaganza

Lauren | M/V Sea Lion | 4.24.2022 | 12:30 PM M/V Sea Lion had the most beautiful day out on the water . There ’ s nothing quite like a boat ride on a 55-degree day in Apri l . We boarded with clear skies and sunshine and knowledge of a group of Bigg’s killer whales near Tumbo Island . As we made...Read more

April 15, 2022

13 Bigg's Killer Whales Cruise Through The Haro and Boundary Pass!!

Laura / M/V Sea Lion / 4/15/2022 / 12:30 PM Today was a wonderful experience out in the Salish Sea with a most exciting orca encounter! We departed Friday Harbor with a morning report of Bigg’s killer whales traveling up the west side of San Juan Island, so we immediately went northbound in hopes...Read more

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