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July 31, 2021

Humpback Surprise Near Flattop!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 07/31/2021 2:00pm Today was the first cloudy day in weeks. But instead of being dreary, it made the surrounding landscape appear even more mystical and mysterious. Captain Pete and I left Friday Harbor in hopes of finding something near Canada, so we headed north. We cruised...Read more
Transient Orcas traveling near Orcas Island

July 31, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whale Family, T65A’s, Feeding in the Rocky Reef

Haleigh | M/V Kestrel | July 31, 2021 | 10:00am Being one of the first vessels out on the water is an incredible feeling. We began our Saturday morning trip searching through the quiet islands. The water around us was still glassy and the last of the lingering fog was lifting up towards the tips of...Read more

July 30, 2021

Orca Whales Near Orcas Island!!

Jordan | M/V Osprey | 07/30/2021 5:30pm Captain Gabe, Olivia, Maxx and I headed out of Friday Harbor filled with optimistic hopes of finding wildlife! Quickly after we left Friday Harbor, we were happily surprised to find orcas near Lopez Island! We watched as one of my favorite pods, the T65As...Read more

July 30, 2021

Bigg's Killer Whales Seen by Admiralty Inlet!

Laura | M/V Kestrel | 7/30/2021 | 2:00PM Today was an outstanding day out on the water! We headed southbound through San Juan Channel after receiving a land-based report of orcas being spotted all the way near Port Townsend! Our Captain Brian made the announcement that it would be a long bumpy...Read more
Orcas near San Juan Island

July 30, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whales Traveling through the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Haleigh | M/V Sea Lion | July 30, 2021 | 2:00pm Our Friday afternoon Classic Whale Watch was a really fun trip! We departed Friday Harbor in search of wildlife and decided to travel south through San Juan Channel, following a report of something big, black and white in the Strait of Juan de Fuca...Read more
Bigg’s Killer Whales

July 29, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whale Celebration off Lummi Island

Maxx K. | M/V Sea Lion | 07/29/2021 | 2:00pm Today was wild, y’all. Captain Pete and I had no idea what to expect when Sea Lion left Friday Harbor. There were rumors of Bigg’s Killer Whales north of us off the south side of Lummi Island but as we know, whales stay rumors until you see them yourself...Read more
Biggs Killer Whales Breaching

July 29, 2021

Playdate with +10 Bigg’s Killer Whales and multiple families!

Haleigh | M/V Kestrel | July 29, 2021 | 2:00pm I feel grateful for every day I spend on the water. On certain trips like today, it makes me think we all had some good karma in our favor. Calm waters and sunny weather made for an enjoyable departure headed inter-island. Passing through Orcas Island...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales

July 28, 2021

Bigg’s Family Reunion in the Rosario Strait!

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 07/28/2021 | 2:00pm Kestrel zoomed out of Friday Harbor and began racing towards the mainland, wrapping up and over Lopez and down and around between Blakey and Decatur Islands. It has been a week or two since I’ve been on Kestrel and I’ve forgotten how fast this vessel can...Read more

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