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August 22, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales Search for Seals outside Sidney!

Piper | Thursday, August 22, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30 PM Just one day after the misty rains that shrouded the islands moved in, they moved right back out and the sunshine ruled this afternoon for our Classic tour. Captain Sarah, naturalist Jordan, and I took an awesome group of guests out into...Read more

August 21, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales and Two Humpbacks Just Off Roche Harbor!

Piper | Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00 AM This morning there were a few reports of orcas around the Salish Sea, so Captain Gabe and I took some lovely guests out on the Kestrel to check them out! It was a very typical PNW day out, rainy and foggy, but sometimes those days are...Read more

August 20, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales and some Killer Wildlife!

Piper | Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30 PM Leaving the docks in Friday Harbor today, Captain Pete, naturalist Erin, and I had a few options for whale sightings, which is always an awesome way to start the day! We decided to head north in San Juan Channel and hang a left in Spieden...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in Friday Harbor

August 19, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales Love Friday Harbor Too!

Olivia | August 19th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 3:00pm We had such an incredible morning trip that reassured us for an epic afternoon one as well! The T49A’s had traveled up and down the channel since we previously viewed them, and this time came right to Friday Harbor! We didn’t even have the chance to...Read more

August 19, 2019

Orca Whales and More Near Friday Harbor!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 08/19/19 | 1:30pm Wow! We saw so much wildlife today! Hope everyone knew how lucky we were to see all that we did! As soon as Captain Pete, Naturalist Piper and I left Friday Harbor, we boated about 5 minutes north and found orca whales immediately! Amazing! Typically, we...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near San Juan Island

August 19, 2019

Heaps of Whales Close to San Juan Island!

Olivia | August 19th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am The whales made our job look so easy today since there was absolutely no build up when we found them right out of Friday Harbor! The only thing we had a chance to see prior was a Bald Eagle soaring above the pines while I was giving my animal...Read more
J16 Southern Residents

August 18, 2019

J16s in the Strait of Juan de Fuca!!

Laura C. / M/V Sea Lion / 8/18/2019 / 1:30 pm Today was an awesome trip aboard M/V Sea Lion! The windy atmosphere produced a bustling Salish Sea, filled with waves and wildlife! We headed towards Middle Bank and found J 16s moving southwest at about 7-8 knots! The J16s are a three-generation...Read more

August 18, 2019

Southern Resident Killer Whales, plus Not One, but TWO Humpbacks!

Piper | Sunday, August 18, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00 AM Leaving the docks today, Captain Gabe and I felt very lucky to be taking a group of guests on the water because the Southern Resident Killer Whales were still here! We began our trip by heading north in San Juan Channel, but before we could...Read more

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