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Breaching Orca near Lummi Island

July 19, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Swim the Narrow Channel

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | July 19th, 2020 | 14:00 This Adventure Trip on M/V Kestrel was so fun with Captain Brian and our guests! At the dock we had a few guests that were extra excited to be going out with us today which always makes it more exciting right away. We set out on our sunny venture by...Read more
Transient Orcas near Lopez Island

July 18, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Travel Inner Island

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | July 18th, 2020 | 17:30 We initially received word that the same family group of Transient Orca we saw on our 13:30 trip was traveling south away from the island. Trying to get off the dock quickly, we were humbly surprised that they turned INTO San Juan Channel! We headed...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near Long Island

July 18, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Swim Among Jellyfish

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | July 18th, 2020 | 13:30 It was the most picture-perfect day on the water we have had yet. Immensely sunny, WARM, Mount Baker and Mount Rainier flawlessly in view, the Olympic Mountains defined on the horizon, and calm seas. We traveled south gazing at Harbor Seals hauled out...Read more

July 17, 2020

Resident Orcas off the West Side!

M/V Sea Lion | Friday July 17 th 2020 | Naturalist Alexandria Today was a beautiful day out on the water! We left the dock knowing we had reports of Resident Orcas off the West Side of San Juan Island- and not just any resident orcas… J Pod! As we left in M/V Sea Lion, Captain Pete and myself were...Read more
Tail lob

July 17, 2020

An afternoon with Southern Resident killer whales!

Sarah | 07/17/2020 | M/V Kestrel | 2:00pm What. A. Day. We had yet another amazing day on the water amongst members of the Southern Resident killer whale population. It was truly a dreamy day! Captain Brian and I elected to head south out of Friday Harbor towards a recent report of orcas from our...Read more