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March 22, 2021

Southern Resident Killer Whales Bring Beauty to the West Side

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | March 22nd, 2021 | 13:00 Today was an unexpected and exceptional spring day in the San Juan Islands. Setting out with an all-female crew, Captain Sara and I started our search by heading north towards Flattop Island, looking at Seal haul out locations and bumping into...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Hunting

March 6, 2021

Four Bigg's Killer Whales on the Hunt near Orcas Island!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 3/6/2021 | 1:00PM To kick off the first official whale watch of the season, our orcas were ready and did not disappoint! Passengers and crew had a phenomenal day out on the water! The morning started off a little rainy but as our departure time came near, the sun came out...Read more
Humpback Whales in Strait of Georgia

September 20, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Not Far From Humpback Whale Duo

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | September 20th, 2020 | 14:00 Setting off the dock for the second time today, Captain Brian and I knew that the Bigg’s Killer Whales we found in the morning had traveled north towards Point Roberts in the Strait of Georgia. Being the only potential whale sightings for the day...Read more

September 20, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Playing Near Point Roberts!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 9/20/2020 | 1:00 This afternoon consisted of the most beautiful and wonderful wildlife excursion! M/V Sea Lion departed Friday Harbor with full steam ahead, as there was an early morning report of Bigg’s killer whales in US waters. They were headed NW from Patos Island, so we...Read more
Transient Orca Swim in the Morning

September 20, 2020

Enjoying the Morning Sun with Bigg's Killer Whales

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | September 20th, 2020 | 10:00 Heading off into the foggy water opened our morning adventure to one big adventure. We traveled north into the cool morning, and shortly after crossing through President’s Channel, the sky appeared and the fog settled, bringing in the glorious...Read more
Southern Resident Killer Whale

September 19, 2020

Southern Resident Killer Whales Fish off of False Bay!

Erick | M/V Sea Lion | Saturday, September 19, 2020 | 1:00 PM The skies finally cleared today when Captain Sarah and I ventured out to search for wildlife in the Salish Sea. We headed south after getting reports that the Southern Residents had been spotted near the southern end of San Juan Island!...Read more

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