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July 6, 2019

Southern Residents Returned!!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 07/06/19 | 5:30pm What an exciting day out on the water! It all started as Captain Erick, Naturalist Piper and I set out of Friday Harbor down the San Juan Channel towards reports of whales down off the south side of San Juan. We boated south and passed Cattle Point...Read more

July 6, 2019

Southern Resident Orcas off San Juan!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 07/06/19 | 1:30pm Today, was a very special day for the Salish Sea! Why you ask? Because the Southern Resident Orcas are back!! For the first time in weeks J, K and L pods have been spotted in the San Juan Islands! This literally made national news! So, we were incredibly...Read more

July 6, 2019

J11's, J16's, and a humpback whale!

Erin | M/V Kestrel | 11:00 AM | Saturday, July 6, 2019 What an amazing trip aboard Kestrel this morning! We started our trip heading north out of Friday Harbor. We found out that members of the critically endangered Southern Resident population were travelling from Canada into U.S. waters! We...Read more

July 5, 2019

T65As Vocalizing off Shaw!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 07/05/19 | 5:30pm Today was truly one of my favorite whale watches of the season! It started with the sun starting to sink lower in the sky as Captain Erick and I loaded the boat with all our passengers and headed out of Friday Harbor. We boated up around the south side of...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Near Waldron Island

July 5, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales and Seals Near Waldron Island!

Laura C. | 7/5/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm After a beautiful 4 th of July on San Juan Island, the party continued out in the Salish Sea among orcas! Passengers and crew were so excited to hear reports of Bigg’s killer whales right past San Juan Channel near Waldron Island! We slowly approached the...Read more

July 5, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales and Some Marvelous Minkes!

Piper | Friday, July 5, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00AM Today was oddly chilly, dreary, and drizzly for a day in July in the San Juan Islands, but it was one heck of a day for whale sightings!! The M/V Kestrel was crewed today by me and Captain Gabe and for our morning trip we headed out to a report...Read more

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