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August 11, 2019

Orca whale near Friday Harbor!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 08/11/19 | 11:00am Today was so fun! We got incredibly lucky as Captain Gabe and I headed out of Friday Harbor and basically found a whale immediately! We first spotted a bald eagle up in the trees near the harbor! We stopped to check him out and watch him perched up in a...Read more

August 10, 2019

Such a Grayyy-t Trip!

M/V Sea Lion | Naturalist Alexandria | Saturday, August 10 th What a grayyyyy-t day we had today. We boarded onto the boat and started our trek out of Friday harbor. Within a few minutes we received a report of a gray whale spotted of Whidbey Island. We headed south down San Juan Channel and...Read more

August 9, 2019

Thirteen Orcas in Puget Sound Porpoise Take-down!!

Piper | Friday, August 9, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 3:00 PM This afternoon Captain Gabe and I took a lovely group of guests out on the Kestrel for an epic trip down to Admiralty Inlet, at the very top of Puget Sound. We left the marina and headed south into San Juan Channel. This channel opens up to the...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whale Near Victoria B.C.

August 9, 2019

Crew Favorite Killer Whale Traveling Solo

Olivia | August 9th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm It was a gorgeous day on the water today as Captain Erick, Co-Naturalist Erin and I headed south with our passengers through the San Juan Channel. We caught word of a lone male Orca traveling near Victoria, B.C. and decided to make the trek...Read more
Minke Whale South of San Juan Island

August 8, 2019

Fantastic Minke Whale Experience South of San Juan Island

Olivia | August 8th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm With a gorgeous day ahead of us, Captain Pete, Co-Naturalist Alexandria and I decided to head south down San Juan Channel towards some potential whale reports near Salmon Bank, while also staying on the look out for other possible whales and...Read more

August 8, 2019

Trifecta of Whales in the Strait of Juan de Fuca!

Piper | Thursday, August 8, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00 AM This morning the skies in the San Juan Islands started out quite gray, which in my opinion makes for wonderful sighting weather, and that proved true today! As Captain Gabe and I got the Kestrel off the docks and out of the marina, a report...Read more

August 7, 2019

Bigg's Whales Hunting Seals at Flattop!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 08/07/19 | 5:30pm This sunset tour turned into one of my favorite tours yet! It all started with Captain Pete, Naturalist Laura and I heading out of Friday Harbor. We couldn’t believe our luck! Immediately, we heard reports of orca whales literally swimming 15 minutes away...Read more

August 7, 2019

Lunge-feeding Minke whales in the Strait of Juan de Fuca!

M/V Sea Lion | Naturalist Erin | 1:30 PM | Thursday, August 1, 2019 What a fabulous trip aboard the M/V Sea Lion. The weather was absolutely beautiful, and we decided to head towards the Strait of Juan de Fuca to see if we could find any whales feeding. We left out of Friday Harbor and right away...Read more

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