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August 12, 2020

Going the Extra Distance!

M/V Kestrel | Naturalist Alexandria | August 12, 2020 What a beautiful day we had on the water today! When we were loading onto Kestrel this afternoon, we knew we had reports of orcas pretty far away- close to the Canadian border. Captain Brian and myself were excited and eager to get out on the...Read more
T010 family of Bigg's killer whales

August 11, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales and SO Much Wildlife!

Sarah | 08/11/2020 | M/V Kestrel | 2:00pm We had a fabulous day on M/V Kestrel full of lots of wildlife in the Salish Sea. Captain Brian and I decided to head south out of Friday Harbor towards an earlier report of some orca on the west side of San Juan Island. As we arrived on scene in Haro Strait...Read more
Transient Orca near San Juan Island

August 11, 2020

Transient Orca Tour San Juan Island

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 11, 2020 | 13:00 It was an exception treat this morning leaving the dock. We had reports of Bigg’s Killer Whales within our area that swam in quickly from Victoria early this morning. They moved up so far and fast, that leaving the dock they were milling near the...Read more
Humpback Whale

August 10, 2020

Humpback Whale Splashes and Lunges Around!

Erick | M/V Kestrel | 2:00 PM | August 8, 2020 This afternoon the sun rally came out and the perfectly blue sky was reflected in the flat waters of the Salish Sea. Captain Brian and I headed out with a great group of passengers to go look for the local wildlife. We headed south through San Juan...Read more
Humpback Whale

August 9, 2020

Minke Whale and Humpback Whale in Strait of Juan de Fuca!

Erick | M/V Kestrel | 10:00 AM | August 8, 2020 There is a reason that we call August Fog-ust out here. This morning started out a little grey and foggy this morning. Captain Brian and I took a good group out as the fog banks sailed in and out of San Juan Channel. As we made our way south the...Read more
Humpback Whale Swims Salish Sea

August 9, 2020

Humpback Whale Swims Below the Olympic Mountains

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | August 9th, 2020 | 14:00 Today’s Adventure Trip was quite a ride south, and it was a gorgeous one! We dipped down the San Juan Channel and stopped just south of Cattle Point in a shallow area called Salmon Bank. It was here that we spotted two Minke Whales feeding in the bait...Read more
Humpback Whale near San Juan Island

August 8, 2020

Humpback Whale Flukes in the San Juan Sunset

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 8th, 2020 | 17:30 Setting out on our sunset trip, Captain Pete and I decided to head south again in the direction of Hein Bank to follow up on a Humpback Whale rumor that was potentially traveling north in our direction. Being a long haul on our classic whale watching...Read more

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