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July 13, 2019

Lone Humpback Whale in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Saturday, July 13, 2019 | 1:30 PM It was a sunny, lovely day in the Salish Sea. We began our day with no whale reports from other vessels in the area, so we went out on a true whale seeking adventure! We headed south out of Friday Harbor toward Cattle Point. On our way to...Read more

July 13, 2019

Gray Whale Fluking Near Whidbey Island!

Laura C. | 7/13/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30 pm This evening’s whale watch was so much fun! Our captain Pete manned the helm as we ventured south towards Whidbey Island to find a gray whale!! It was so exciting to see such a beautiful whale on a sunset trip! Gray whales sift through the ocean floor...Read more

July 13, 2019

Double the Humpbacks, Double the Fun!

Piper | Saturday, July 13, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM On today’s trips aboard the M/V Kestrel Captain Gabe and I took two awesome groups of folks down southwest of San Juan Island in the Canadian waters off Victoria on Vancouver Island! Down there we got to check out two humpback...Read more

July 12, 2019

Orcas by the Olympic Peninsula!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 07/12/19 | 3:00pm Today was such a good day! As Captain Pete and I set out of Friday Harbor, we headed south towards potential sightings of something cool near the Olympic Peninsula. We headed south down through the San Juan Channel, passed Cattle Point and across the Strait...Read more

July 12, 2019

Four Humpbacks Feeding in Canadian Waters!

Laura C. | 7-12-2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm We had an awesome day aboard M/V Sea Lion! With bright sunshine, blue skies and calm seas our vessel headed north to Canadian waters! Suddenly a pair of humpbacks were spotted near North Pender Island! We saw their exhalations from quite a distance and...Read more

July 12, 2019

Humpback Whales by Henry!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 07/12/19 | 11:00 Luckily it was a nice warm day today even though it got pretty chilly out on the water! But It was a really nice trip. Captain Pete and I set out of Friday Harbor and helped our fleet of boats search the sea for any whales. We headed up north through the San...Read more

July 11, 2019

Magical Sunset Tour with "Exotic" Bigg's Killer Whales!

Piper | Thursday, July 11, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30 PM On this evening’s sunset cruise, we had two really lovely groups of folks visiting the Salish Sea for the first time! The M/V Sea Lion motored out of Friday Harbor and north through San Juan Channel, passing by some wee harbor porpoises and...Read more

July 11, 2019

Transients Everywhere!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 07/11/19 | 1:30pm WOW! Today was unbelievable. We saw so much wildlife, it was fantastic. Captain Erick, Naturalist Piper and I took our vessel, the Sea Lion out of Friday Harbor and headed up north through the San Juan Channel. We boated all the way up to Boundary Pass near...Read more

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