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killer whales in the San Juan Islands

September 6, 2019

Orcas, Humpback, and PUFFINS close to San Juan Island

Sarah | Friday, September 6, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00 AM Wowza, what a day we had on M/V Kestrel! After a summer behind the helm on the Salish Sea it was so much fun to spend time on deck interpreting the intricacies of the marine ecosystem for our group of guests aboard our Adventure departure...Read more

September 5, 2019

Ressies and Humpback!

M/V Sea Lion | September 5th, 2019 | Naturalist Alexandria What a great day we had today! We were so excited when we got on board M/V Sea Lion and knew that we had reports of orcas within our range. To make matters even more awesome, these sightings were of Resident Orcas- an Ecotype that we have...Read more

September 5, 2019

Southern Residents Near San Juan!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 09/05/19 | 11:00am The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, random dogs were barking in the distance; it was looking like a great start to our whale watch! Captain Gabe and I took our new friends out of Friday Harbor on the Kestrel. We headed down south through the San...Read more
Killer Whales in Boundary Pass

September 4, 2019

Transient Orcas Take Over Boundary Pass

Olivia | September 4th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm What an incredible day aboard M/V Sea Lion! Captain Sarah, Co-Naturalist Jordan and I headed north through the San Juan Channel in hopes to see some whale reports that were rumored from the morning. Initially we were going to head around the tip...Read more

September 3, 2019

Socializing Bigg's Orcas in Fulford Harbour!

Piper | Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30 PM Captain Pete and naturalists Olivia and I were aboard the M/V Sea Lion today with a fabulous group of folks which were ready to head out and see some Salish Sea wildlife! We left the marina and headed northwest towards Moresby Island in...Read more

September 3, 2019

An Incredible Wildlife Adventure Complete with Killer Whales!

Erin | M/V Kestrel | 11:00 AM | Tuesday, September 3, 2019 What a wonderful trip aboard Kestrel this afternoon! We began our trip with no firm reports of whales in the area, so we decided to head north in search of some whales. Right after we left the harbor, we saw a bald eagle perched in one of...Read more

September 2, 2019

Humpback Whales and Bigg's Orcas Splashing Around the Sea!

Piper | Monday, September 2, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30 PM Today was a beautiful, sunny holiday Monday and Captain Pete, Erin, and I had an awesome group of guests aboard the Sea Lion. We had a report of orcas coming south towards San Juan Island from Canadian waters and so we went north to meet up...Read more

September 2, 2019

An Adventerous Morning with Humpbacks and Orcas

M/V Kestrel | Monday, August 2nd, 2019 | Naturalist Alexandria | 11AM We had quite an adventurous day on the water today! We left Friday Harbor this morning after getting suited up in our exposure suits. After spending less than 3 minutes or so leaving the harbor we were treated to two humpback...Read more

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