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T030s and T028s in Haro Strait

August 19, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales on our Sunset Tour!

Sarah | 08/19/2020 | M/V Sea Lion | 05:30pm We had a lovely evening out on the water surrounded by wildlife in the Salish Sea. We had incredibly smooth water conditions and a beautiful muted light as we set out north from Friday Harbor. Earlier in the day there had been a group of orcas reported...Read more
PC/ Sarah McCullagh

August 18, 2020

Humpback Whale Sails Through Strait of Georgia

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 18th, 2020 | 13:00 We left the dock today with no whale reports in the area- a completely normal way to start any whale watching trip, especially when you are one of the first boats off the dock. Therefore, Captain Sarah and I agreed to head north towards some...Read more
Humpback Whale near San Juan Island

August 16, 2020

Baleen Whales Take Over the San Juan Islands

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | August 16th, 2020 | 14:00 Our entire Adventure Trip today was one unexpected moment after another! Heading inner island, we started the trip feeling a warm wind [it was the hottest day all summer, after all] and headed south through Rosario Strait. Scanning the blue waters,...Read more
Transient Orcas at Sunset

August 15, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Swim Around Southern San Juan Island

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 15th, 2020 | 17:30 The Transient Orca families we watched on our 13:00 trip traveled too far southeast out of our range to view again, but to our delighted surprise, ANOTHER family group of Bigg’s Killer Whales swam into U.S waters that earlier were milling southeast...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near Whidbey Island

August 15, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Pass Along Whidbey Island

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 15th, 2020 | 13:00 With Mount Baker standing tall and a warm breeze lightly drifting over the water, we started our long haul towards Whidbey Island in an attempt to see some Bigg’s Killer Whales. Leaving the dock, these 8 individuals were originally just south of...Read more

August 12, 2020

Going the Extra Distance!

M/V Kestrel | Naturalist Alexandria | August 12, 2020 What a beautiful day we had on the water today! When we were loading onto Kestrel this afternoon, we knew we had reports of orcas pretty far away- close to the Canadian border. Captain Brian and myself were excited and eager to get out on the...Read more

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