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T065A "Artemis"

June 24, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales in Haro Strait

Sarah | 06/24/2020 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm WHAT A DAY!! We had such an amazing day on the water exploring the Salish Sea looking for wildlife. With two separate rumors of whales around the San Juan Islands, but no confirmed reports. This meant that we had to go out to find the whales ourselves!...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whlaes

June 22, 2020

Cetacean Trifecta!! Humpback, Minke, and Bigg's Killer Whales!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 6/22/2020 | 13:30 Today was another whale-filled day out on the water! M/V Sea Lion headed south through San Juan Channel and we barely made any headway before our first whale encounter! A humpback whale was feeding in Griffin Bay and taking about 4-minute dives. It was so...Read more
Bigg's Orcas

June 21, 2020

Last Minute Bigg's Orcas on Father's Day! (T65A's & T37B's)

Sunday June 22, 2020 Happy Father’s Day to everyone! We know it is technically supposed to be summer these days but up here in the PNW summer seems to have a slow start. We left Friday Harbor on a little bit of an overcast day, but as we left and headed north the weather started to clear. We headed...Read more
Humpback whale flukes

June 20, 2020

Humpback Whale on the Summer Solstice

Sarah | 06/20/2020 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm We had an excellent, albeit the moody weather, out on the water. On my first tour back on the water this season, we got to see so much wildlife, and enjoyed some stunning scenery. We left Friday Harbor and headed north through San Juan Channel, and took a...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales on the West Side!

June 13, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales off the West Side of San Juan Island!!!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 6/13/2020 | 5:30pm This evening's sunset whale watch was spectacular! We headed southbound through San Juan Channel towards Cattle Point. We passed some fun pelagic bird species along the way, including pigeon guillemots, rhinoceros auklets, and cormorants. After reaching...Read more

June 10, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Cruise Around the San Juan Islands!

Laura / M/V Sea Lion / 6/10/2020 / 12:00pm Today I am thrilled to report a most fulfilling whale watch after a long sabbatical due to recent COVID regulations. Captain Pete and I dusted off our binos and set off into the Salish Sea on M/V Sea Lion! She seemed just as happy to be back out on the...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in Plumper Sound

March 12, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Hunting in Plumper Sound

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 3/12/2020 | 12:00pm It is always fun to report when passengers find whales from the sky as they arrive to San Juan Island via sea plane! Two passengers had an early morning flight to Friday Harbor and sighted four orcas from above while flying over the San Juan Channel. We...Read more
J Pod in Swanson Channel

March 10, 2020

J Pod Leaping through Swanson Channel!!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 3/10/2020 | 12:00pm Today was such a fun day to be out on the water! M/V Sea Lion left the dock of Friday Harbor and headed north. Moments after we left the dock a large common loon came right by our boat and surprised all the passengers! He was sporting some gorgeous spring...Read more

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