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May 30, 2021

Transient and Exotic Orcas Near Henry!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 05/30/2021 | 2:00pm Captain Pete and I enjoyed a beautiful day today! We grabbed our guests and headed north out of Friday Harbor towards northern waters to explore. We shot up in between Waldron and Orcas Island and spotted a whole group of harbor porpoises bobbing up and...Read more
Humpback Whale in Salish Sea

May 30, 2021

Breaching Humpback Whale Trio in the Strait of Georgia

Olivia | M/V Osprey | May 30th, 2021 | 12:30pm Our sunny Sunday started off with heaps of Pigeon Guillemots exploring the inner Friday Harbor as we slowly made our way out of the hustle and bustle of the holiday traffic. Scouting out reports from multiple directions around the San Juan Islands, we...Read more

May 30, 2021

California Bigg's Killer Whale Makes Appearance in Haro Strait!

Abby | Kestrel | 5/30/2021 Today we had the A/B Team; Abby the naturalist (me!) and Captain Brian. It was 10am and looking like a typical northwestern island day; dew sat in circular mounds atop blades of grass, while deer pranced about the island in the morning fog. We left the harbor in Kestrel,...Read more

May 29, 2021

Three Humpback Whales on the Canadian Border!

Abby | Sea Lion | 5/29/2021 We set out on M/V Sea Lion. Or at least, we tried. At the lowest tide of the year (or more notably, the past few years), we began our reverse into some shallow water. With the wake from the ferry and hardly any depth, we motored forward and tried again. This time,...Read more

May 29, 2021

Humpback near Patos Island!

Jordan | Kestrel | 05/29/2021 What a beautiful day out on the water! Captain Brian and I took the Kestrel out of Friday Harbor and and headed north through the San Juan Channel. We heard whispers of whales up north so we boated towards the Canadian boarder. Weaving between islands, we emerged near...Read more
Gray Whale in Salish Sea

May 29, 2021

Surprise Gray Whale Fluking Near Cattle Point Lighthouse

Olivia | M/V Osprey | May 29th, 2021 | 12:30pm Kicking off Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, we left the dock with Koma Kulshan (Mount Baker) standing tall on the blue horizon as the water below sparkled in the mid-morning sun. Captain Gabe decided to start our adventures south through San Juan...Read more

May 29, 2021

Mother and Calf Humpback up North!

What a great day today! The sun was shining, the ocean was sparkling and spirits were high. Captain Brian and I took the Kestrel out of Friday Harbor and towards norhtern waters. We stopped by Speiden Island where we spotted two bald ealges! These birds always make me smile. They seemed really...Read more
Bigg’s Killer Whales Rosario Strait

May 28, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whales in the Rosario

The day started strong! The sun was bold this morning following a rainy day off. With only a half hour before suiting up for an afternoon adventure tour there were rumors of orcas in the Rosario strait, heading south towards Anacortes. Now, if I’ve learned anything in my brief time here thus far,...Read more

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