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May 3, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales in San Juan Channel

[Sarah | 05/03/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm] We had an incredible day on the water today from Friday Harbor. This time of year the we say that the chances of seeing orcas are 50-60%, but we have been having a spectacular early season seeing whales on over 80% of our trips. Though it doesn’t happen...Read more

May 3, 2019

17 Whales on our Adventure Tour!

Naturalist Alexandria | Friday, May 8 th | M/V Kestrel What a fantastic day it was today on the water! As we suited up and got ready to board M/V Kestrel, Captain Gabe and I had no idea how perfect the day would prove to be! Once our group was all suited up in their exposure suits and all boarded...Read more

May 2, 2019

Trincomali Trek

M/V Sea Lion | Thursday, May 2 nd , 2019 | Naturalist Alexandria We had a nice small group of guests today onboard M/V Sea Lion! As we were boarding for the trip it was pretty overcast but once we hit the water the clouds started to clear and the sun worked its way out! It was a little breezy...Read more

May 1, 2019


*I’d like to start this blog off by apologizing for my overzealous and excessive use of “amazing,” “incredible,” and “awesome” but after a day out on the water like today, no words can truly do it justice. What an AMAZING day it was today! We had such an incredible trip!!! We started off the day...Read more

April 28, 2019

J Pod Orcas Make an Early Season Appearance in Rosario Strait!

Piper | 04/28/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | Noon I'm back for another season on San Juan Island and what a great day to kick off the summer aboard the M/V Sea Lion! Captain Pete and I were onboard with a great group of folks today, the sun was shining bright, and the wind had relaxed after a very breezy...Read more