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August 11, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales and SO Much Wildlife!

Sarah | 08/11/2020 | M/V Kestrel | 2:00pm We had a fabulous day on M/V Kestrel full of lots of wildlife in the Salish Sea. Captain Brian and I decided to head south out of Friday Harbor towards an earlier report of some orca on the west side of San Juan Island. As we arrived on scene in Haro Strait...Read more
Transient Orca near San Juan Island

August 11, 2020

Transient Orca Tour San Juan Island

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 11, 2020 | 13:00 It was an exception treat this morning leaving the dock. We had reports of Bigg’s Killer Whales within our area that swam in quickly from Victoria early this morning. They moved up so far and fast, that leaving the dock they were milling near the...Read more
Humpback Whale

August 10, 2020

Humpback Whale Splashes and Lunges Around!

Erick | M/V Kestrel | 2:00 PM | August 8, 2020 This afternoon the sun rally came out and the perfectly blue sky was reflected in the flat waters of the Salish Sea. Captain Brian and I headed out with a great group of passengers to go look for the local wildlife. We headed south through San Juan...Read more
Humpback Whale

August 9, 2020

Minke Whale and Humpback Whale in Strait of Juan de Fuca!

Erick | M/V Kestrel | 10:00 AM | August 8, 2020 There is a reason that we call August Fog-ust out here. This morning started out a little grey and foggy this morning. Captain Brian and I took a good group out as the fog banks sailed in and out of San Juan Channel. As we made our way south the...Read more
Humpback Whale Swims Salish Sea

August 9, 2020

Humpback Whale Swims Below the Olympic Mountains

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | August 9th, 2020 | 14:00 Today’s Adventure Trip was quite a ride south, and it was a gorgeous one! We dipped down the San Juan Channel and stopped just south of Cattle Point in a shallow area called Salmon Bank. It was here that we spotted two Minke Whales feeding in the bait...Read more
Humpback Whale near San Juan Island

August 8, 2020

Humpback Whale Flukes in the San Juan Sunset

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 8th, 2020 | 17:30 Setting out on our sunset trip, Captain Pete and I decided to head south again in the direction of Hein Bank to follow up on a Humpback Whale rumor that was potentially traveling north in our direction. Being a long haul on our classic whale watching...Read more
Minke Whale Feeding

August 8, 2020

Minke Whales Swimming in Salmon Bank

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 8th, 2020 | 13:00 For our afternoon trip, we set out south through San Juan Channel in the direction of Hein Bank. Just outside Griffin Bay we spotted a sea lion whipping around an octopus, providing excitement right off the bat. Prior to emerging into the Strait of...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near Whidbey Island

August 7, 2020

A Trip Through Deception Pass Leads to a Whale Trifecta

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | August 7th, 2020 | 14:00 The Hail Mary works again! Captain Brian and I decided to take a chance and head far south on our afternoon adventure trip in an attempt to see Killer Whales between Whidbey and Camano Islands. This was a long shot as there was no coverage on the...Read more

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