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Orcas Near San Juan Island

August 29, 2019

Killer Whales Love San Juan Island

Olivia | August 29th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm Today was such a breezy day on the water, both literally and figuratively. We started off by [barely] traveling south to find Bigg’s Killer Whales near Pear Point. From there, they turned north and were able to view them all the way back to Friday...Read more

August 28, 2019

Amazing Feeding Humpback and Minke Near Lopez!!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 08/28/19 | 1:30pm What a great trip! Captain Pete, Naturalist Laura and I headed out of Friday Harbor and south down through the San Juan Channel and out into open waters. We passed by Cattle Point lighthouse and towards the Olympic Peninsula, scanning the glassy water for...Read more

August 27, 2019

Going the Distance for a Family of Biggs Killer Whales

M/V Sea Lion | August 27 th , 2019 | 1:30 PM | Naturalist Alexandria Today we started off our trip with no firm reports. There was a rumor of a humpback whale that was out fairly far south, but we didn’t have any reports of orcas within our range. We decided to head out of the harbor but within a...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in the Salish Sea

August 26, 2019

Hungry Whales in the Golden Evening Sun

Olivia | August 26th, 2019 | M/V Kittiwake | 3:00pm This afternoon, Captain Gabe, our 10 passengers, and I set out on M/V Kittiwake to find whales that were close by! Leaving Friday Harbor, we immediately found a large bait ball that is always a good sign of marine mammals in the area. We headed...Read more

August 26, 2019

Orcas and a Humpback kinda Day!

M/V Sea Lion | August 26, 2019 | 1:30 PM | Naturalist Alexandria What a fantastic day we had on the water! When we started out our trip we had reports of orcas in Cattle Pass. As we loaded the boat and left the harbor we made a right hand turn in San Juan Channel taking us south towards this...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

August 26, 2019

Humpback and Killer Whales Swimming South of Lopez Island

Olivia | August 26th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am What a fun morning on the water! Captain Gabe received reports of several whales nearby, so we set out south through San Juan Channel. With our whales just south of Lopez Island, we decided to stop at Whale Rocks and check out the largest sea lions...Read more

August 25, 2019

The T36A's near Waldron Island!

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30PM | Sunday, August 25, 2019 What a lovely afternoon in the Salish Sea! We left the harbor with the knowledge that there was a pod of Bigg's killer whales fairly closeby to us! We headed in their general direction, searching for other wildlife along the way! We went to the...Read more

August 25, 2019

Orcas and Humpback Found in the North and the South!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 08/25/19 | 11:00am We saw so much wildlife today! Captain Gabe and I boated out of Friday Harbor on the Kestrel and headed south down through the San Juan Channel. We stopped by huge rocks sitting in the middle of the channel and found Steller sea lions! These massive...Read more

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