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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
P/C. Olivia Esqueda P/C. Olivia Esqueda

September 17, 2020

Surprise Transient Orcas in the Foggy Strait of Georgia

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | September 17th, 2020 | 13:00 What a crazy, adventurous day out in the dense fog and smoke! We left the dock with no more than a 30-yard visibility in either direction of the boat. We were still able to travel out in the San Juan Islands safely and continue north where there...Read more
Orcas Swim in Fog

September 13, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Emerge in the Fog

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | September 13th, 2020 | 14:00 With wildfires burning in California, Oregon, and Washington, the San Juan Islands were cradled in a thick layer of smoke. In addition to that, a thick fog settled in, making visibility extend only about 100 yards and eventually 250 to 300 yards...Read more
Killer Whales Near Waldron Island

September 12, 2020

Action Packed Killer Whale and Wildlife Day

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | September 12th, 2020 | 13:00 Our excursion today started off with no whale reports in the Salish Sea. This is a very normal way to start the day as we all leave the dock, divide along the waters, and check on what is occurring in the world’s most productive waters. Captain...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Swim North of Sucia Island

September 11, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whale Family Scares Steller's Sea Lions

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | September 11th, 2020 | 13:00 This smokey, yellow day started off a bit eerie in the San Juans due to the wildfires in Oregon, Washington, and California. We did not let this stop us from heading out in the water in search of wildlife that could be milling around. Shortly...Read more
Bigg's Orcas

September 9, 2020

Trip to Deception Pass and Watching the T37A Bigg's Orcas Hunt!

Erick | M/V Kestrel | Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | 2:00PM September is here! This is one of my favorite months here. Things slow down quickly after Labor Day and the weather seemingly steels itself for the coming autumn. Captain Brian and I took a group out on M/V Kestrel on this warm and calm...Read more

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