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July 26, 2022

Breaching Humpback Calf in the Haro Strait

7/26/22 MV Osprey Helena 12:30pm The crew was anxious to get out into the cool breeze of the Salish Sea on this hot Tuesday afternoon. Our sweaty faces were met with the cool air of the San Juan Channel as Captain Gabe picked up speed. We headed north into Spieden Channel following reports of...Read more

July 25, 2022

A Humpback Whale Waves Hello in the Strait of Juan de Fuca!

Lauren | M/V Kestrel | 7/28/2022 | 10:00 AM I’ve had a lot of epic whale encounters during my time working for San Juan Safaris, and today I was blessed with yet another first! What happened you may ask? Our 10:00 am Adventure Tour took a trip to a pectoral playground! M/V Kestrel started the...Read more

July 22, 2022

Biggs Killer Whales in the Strait of Juan De Fuca

July 22 nd , 2022 Abby Dahl 2pm M/V Kestrel Captain Eric and I started our tour with plumose anemones and sea slugs; critters that call the underside of the docks and pilings their home. It’s one of my favorite things to do with guests, to work our way up the trophic scale by starting with the...Read more

July 21, 2022

Humpbacks and Biggs Killer Whales; A Child's Perspective

July 21 st , 2022 Abby Dahl 2pm M/V Sea Lion Captain Erick and I chugged out of a busy Roche Harbor, with our sights set on a humpback whale just north of Stuart Island on the Canadian border. We cruised by some thermoregulating harbor seals and their newborn pups, with the sun glistening off the...Read more

July 21, 2022

Spyhopping T069s in the Canadian Gulf Islands

7/21/22 MV Kestrel 2pm Helena We journeyed north up San Juan Channel following reports of wildlife in Boundary Pass . With the base of Mount Baker off our starboard side, the group was buzzing for the potential of what we might encounter! Captain Michael slowed down first at the Cactus Islands...Read more

July 20, 2022

This Whale Watch was no Fluke!

7/20/2022 MV Osprey Helena 12:30 This Wednesday MV Osprey and the crew departed the harbor around 12:30pm hungry for adventure! We journeyed south down San Juan Channel into Cattle Pass. Our fantastic mountain ranges gave spectacular backdrops as we took in Cattle Point Lighthouse. In the mid-1800s...Read more