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August 24, 2019

An Absolutely Magical Evening with Orcas in the Salish Sea!

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30 PM | Saturday, August 24, 2019 It was such a lovely evening on the M/V Sea Lion. The sun was shining when we left the harbor, and the water was flat. We were in for a nice sunset! We headed north out of Friday Harbor and travelled for about 10 minutes until we came across...Read more

August 24, 2019

Four Family Pods of Bigg's Killer Whales on a Sunny Saturday!

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 1:30PM It was one of the best whale watching trips of the season today! We began our trip with a multitude of reports of killer whales in our area. We were all so excited that there were so many around. We decided to first head toward Boundary Pass...Read more

August 24, 2019

A Humpback and Two Families of Transient Orcas!

M/V Kestrel | Saturday, August 24 th , 2019 | Naturalist Alexandria | 11AM We had such a good day on the water! When we started out the trip Captain Brian had heard a report of orcas a bit on of Victoria. We started our trek down south through San Juan Channel and began heading out towards these...Read more

August 23, 2019

Two Species of Whales and Loads of Wildlife!

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Friday, August 23, 2019 | 1:30 PM It was an incredible trip watching whales in the Salish Sea today! We began our trip heading south out of Friday Harbor, as we had some very promising reports of Bigg's killer whales around Smith Island. We headed through the San Juan Channel...Read more

August 23, 2019

Orcas and Humpbacks and More Oh My!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 08/23/19 | 11:00am Today was extraordinary! It was a little touch and go there at the start as we began our tour in the pouring rain. But, everyone really seemed determined to have a very adventurous time despite the wetness! What troopers! Eventually, the skies lightened,...Read more

August 22, 2019

Two Transient Pods Near Pender!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 08/22/19 | 5:30pm Today had a great start as Captain Sarah and I headed out of the harbor with only 8 people on the boat! There was definitely a nice amount of space for everyone to spread out and enjoy the evening! We heard reports from up north of some whales! So, we...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales

August 22, 2019

Two Families of Bigg's Killer Whales North of Sidney Island!

Laura C. | M/V Kestrel | 8/22/2019 | 11:00am, 3:00pm It was an outstanding day aboard M/V Kestrel! Captain Pete touched base with other whale-watching vessels in the area and received reports of two families of Bigg’s killer whales traveling northwest from Sidney Island to Satellite Channel!...Read more

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