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April 17, 2021

Gray Whale Feeding at Sunset!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 04/17/2021 |5:00pm I would call this second Sunset Tour of the season a success! It felt like it was already mid-summer with sunny skies and calm seas. Captain Pete and I took Sea Lion out of Friday Harbor and headed south down the San Juan Channel, exploring the coastlines...Read more

April 17, 2021

Transient Orcas Hunting on the Canadian Boarder!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 04/17/2021 |1:00pm What a fantastic day! It started off incredibly warm and sunny as the bright blue sky promised a great trip no matter what we ended up seeing. Captain Pete and I jumped on the Sea Lion with our excited guests and boated out towards sea. Heading up the San...Read more
Bigg's killer whales

April 15, 2021

Multiple Families of Bigg's Killer Whales Found in the Salish Sea!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 4/15/2021 | 1:00PM Today was a spectacular day out on the water! We left the dock on M/V Sea Lion with a morning report that orcas had just been spotted near Orcas Island in East Sound! Passengers were super excited to head out in hopes of finding whales close by on such a...Read more
Bigg's killer whale family by Matia Island

April 14, 2021

Bigg's Killer Whales T49As and T49Bs by Matia Island!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 4/14/2021 | 1:00PM Today was such a fun day out on the water! We headed north bound on M/V Sea Lion, through Presidents Channel, and towards Matia Island. There was a morning report of Bigg’s killer whales headed SE in The Strait of Georgia near Sucia Island! Once we arrived...Read more
Gray Whale Up Close

April 12, 2021

Gray Whale Flukes in Salmon Bank

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | April 12th, 2021 | 13:00 What a clear day in the San Juan Islands! Not only could we see Koma Kulshan (Mount Baker) standing tall from the North Cascades, but we could also see Tahoma (Mount Rainier) to the south! You know it is a special day in the Salish Sea when both...Read more

April 11, 2021

Gray Whale Wonder in Cattle Pass!

Jordan Higgins Blogs Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 04/11/2021 |1:00pm What a gorgeous day today! It was the first day of the year where I genuinely felt warm and wore my T-shirt around the harbor! I knew right away that it was going to be a good day. Captain Pete and I hopped on the boat with our 35 new...Read more

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