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July 23, 2019

Orcas in the Strait of Georgia!

Naturalist Erin | M/V Kestrel | 11:00 AM | Tuesday, July 23, 2019 What an incredible trip aboard the M/V Kestrel this morning! We left Friday Harbor and headed north. It was a sunny day and there were a few reports of whales in the area, so we all felt as if there were exciting times ahead! We...Read more

July 22, 2019

Gray Whale Adventure Near Whidbey

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 07/22/19 | 1:30pm What an adventure! Today, Captain Pete, Naturalist Erin and I headed out of Friday Harbor with no reports of whales! We searched and searched the surrounding area. We boated up through the channel between Shaw and Lopez and down under Decatur Island and...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in the Salish Sea

July 22, 2019

A Wild Invasion of Bigg's Killer Whales!

Olivia | July 22nd, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am Despite the beautiful sunshine, Olympic mountain range silhouetting the southern horizon, and Mount Baker proudly standing above the San Juan Islands, we ended up having fairly rough seas as we headed out on our adventure. We left Friday Harbor aware...Read more

July 21, 2019

Playful Orcas in a Hidden Bay!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 07/21/19 | 5:30pm Today was extraordinary. I had a fantastic group of people with me that just loved asking all the really good whale questions! It all started as Captain Pete and I headed out of San Juan Island and into the San Juan Channel. We headed north and crossed...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near San Juan Island

July 21, 2019

Killer Whale Feeding Frenzy in the Golden Glassy Seas

Olivia | July 21st, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 3:00pm PSA: Long Blog for an epic afternoon! After having an incredible morning trip, Captain Gabe and I set out again to find the whales we had the opportunity to see in the morning, and potentially stumble upon some more. As we were leaving Friday Harbor,...Read more

July 21, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales in the Haro and Bunches of Wildlife to Boot!

Piper | Sunday, July 21, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30 PM Today’s afternoon Classic tour aboard the M/V Sea Lion was crewed by Captain Pete, Jordan, and me! We had an awesome group of folks today with lots of families who asked some really great questions! We left the docks in Friday Harbor and headed...Read more
Humpback Whale in the Salish Sea Bigg's Killer Whales near Friday Harbor

July 21, 2019

An Exceptional Whale of a Day in the San Juan Islands!

Olivia | July 21st, 2019 | M/V kestrel | 11:00am Every day is completely different and unique, especially with whales that can travel over 100 miles in a day. Today, however, they decided to make our job very easy! Just as we left Friday Harbor, and I mean barely out of the harbor, we came across...Read more

July 20, 2019

Breathing and Breaching Bigg's!!!

Laura C. | 7/20/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30/5:30pm Today was a perfect day out on the water, filled with glorious wildlife! Our first trip aboard M/V Sea Lion was wonderful, consisting of harbor seals, porpoises and Bigg’s killer whales! An adorable harbor seal popped up on the port side of our...Read more

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