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August 31, 2018

Windy and Wavy Orca Sighting| 8/31/18| 2:00PM

Guests aboard Kestrel along with Cpt. Mike and I were excited to get on the water with a report of transient orcas already moving East from us. About an hour travel time for us to get on scene with these whales, Mike and I were eager to get everyone on the boat and ready to pick up speed. As of...Read more

August 31, 2018

Humpback trio| 8/27/18| 1:30pm

Guests aboard M/V Sea Lion along with naturalist Rachel, Captain Pete and I were ready to get out on the water on this CLEAR and sunny August day! After two long weeks of wildfire smokes in our area and no visibility, it was a treat to get to see the mountain ranges in the distance. Already looking...Read more

August 29, 2018

Transient Orcas Near Canada

August 19- M/V Kestrel- 10:00 am We left Friday Harbor and headed South West towards Canada where there was a report of some transient orcas. On our way down to Victoria we got to see some harbor seals and some Steller’s sea lions. Steller’s sea lions spend the majority of the summer on the coast...Read more

August 29, 2018

Pair of Orcas East of San Juan Island

August 24- M/V Kestrel- 10:00 am We left the dock at Friday Harbor and East towards a report of a few transient orcas near Anacortes. As we cruised along we kept an eye out for some other wildlife and came across some harbor porpoise and a bald eagle. We made it to the report of orcas on the North...Read more