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August 14, 2019

Whales Filter Feeding in the Haro Strait!

Laura C. | M/V Kestrel | 8/14/2019 | 11:00am This morning’s adventure whale watch and wildlife tour was simply outstanding! Captain Gabe directed our vessel, Kestrel, southbound towards Hein Bank. This area is a great spot for wildlife viewing! There are a few shallow banks south of San Juan Island...Read more

August 13, 2019

So Much Wildlife Near the Olympic Peninsula!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 08/13/19 | Todays trips were amazing! It all started as Gabe and I headed south down through the San Juan Channel. We boated towards Cattle Pass and saw the beautiful lighthouse off the southern tip of San Juan. We then stopped by Whale Rocks and watched a bunch of sea lions...Read more

August 13, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales Hold Family Reunion near the Puget Sound

Piper | Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30 PM The M/V Sea Lion left the docks in Friday Harbor today carrying some lovely guests along with Captain Pete, Erin, and myself! We left the marina and headed south through San Juan Channel to meet up with a group of Bigg’s orcas that were...Read more

August 13, 2019

Two whale species and lots of wildlife in the Salish Sea!

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Monday, August 13, 2019 | 1:30 PM It was an absolutely wonderful trip in the Salish Sea today. We left the harbor with numerous reports of large whales in the area, so we headed towards them. We made our through the San Juan Channel and into Spieden Channel. We crossed into...Read more

August 12, 2019

Huge Orca Whales Near Victoria!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 08/12/19 | 5:30pm What a lovely trip! Captain Pete and I headed out of Friday Harbor and towards hopeful reports of whales! We booked it down south through the San Juan Channel, past a beautiful lighthouse off of Cattle Point and into the open waters. We boated west towards...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in the Salish Sea!

August 12, 2019

Wildlife Galore in the Salish Sea!!

Laura C. | M/V Kestrel | 8/12/2019 | 11:00am Today was such a wonderful day out on the water! M/V Kestrel headed to Flattop Island for our first stop to appreciate the diverse wildlife in the area! There, we found some harbor porpoises, harbor seals and bald eagles! A harbor seal was making a lot...Read more

August 11, 2019

Peaceful encounter with a lone male killer whale!

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 5:30 PM It was a lovely evening in the Salish Sea. We began our trip not knowing which direction we wanted to head. There were whales either very southeast of us or far northwest of us. Captain Erick decided to head in the northwest direction, where...Read more

August 11, 2019

Great Wildlife and Orca Tour Near Salt Spring!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 08/11/19 | 3:00pm What an amazing trip! Captain Gabe and I set out of Friday Harbor and headed north through the San Juan Channel. We boated around the eastern tip of Speiden and towards the Cactus Islands. Here we found a bald eagle! The eagle was devouring a huge salmon on...Read more

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