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August 31, 2019

A Humpback and So Many Harbor Porpoise!

M/V Sea Lion | Naturalist Alexandria | Monday, September 9 th , 2019 | 12PM We had a gorgeous day out on the water today aboard M/V Sea Lion. We all boarded onto M/V Sea Lion and headed north up through San Juan Channel. We had a report of a Humpback whale off of Green Point on Spieden Island. As...Read more
Southern Resident Killer Whales

August 31, 2019

J Pod Frolicking near Eagle Cove!!

Laura C. | M/V Sea Lion | 8/31/2019 | 1:30 pm Today was a marvelous day aboard M/V Sea Lion! With several reports of whales in the area, we headed northbound through San Juan Channel full of excitement and anticipation of our upcoming wildlife sightings! As we rounded San Juan Island into the Haro...Read more

August 31, 2019

A Breachtastic Morning with Orcas and a Humpback!

Erin | M/V Kestrel | 11:00 AM | Saturday, August 31, 2019 Today was an absolutely phenomenal day full of breaching and surface-active behaviors! We headed south out of Friday Harbor with the sun shining and the water calm. We made our way down to Cattle Point. At Cattle Point, we saw some upwelling...Read more

August 30, 2019

Southern Resident Whales Near San Juan!

Jordan | M/V Kittiwake | 08/30/19 | 3:00pm What a lovely day! Captain Gabe and I sped down through the San Juan Channel, out of Friday Harbor, and past Cattle Point lighthouse, towards the open waters of hope. The sun had finally come out and the water looked dazzling as it shimmered in the...Read more

August 30, 2019

Southern Resident Killer Whales and Loads of Wildlife!

Piper | Friday, August 30, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30 AM The day started out very foggy but as the sun rose higher the fog burned off and cloudy blue skies prevailed! We had reports of Southern Resident killer whales near False Bay on the west side of San Juan Island, so Captain Erick, Naturalist...Read more

August 30, 2019

Kittiwake Southern Resident Killer Whales!

Jordan | M/V Kittiwake | 08/30/19 | 11:00am What a fantastic day out on the water! Captain Gabe and I took the Kittiwake and 10 of our new best friends out of Friday Harbor and south towards hopeful reports of whales. We knew it was cloudy but wow, once we reached Cattle Point, it turned into one...Read more
Orcas Near San Juan Island

August 29, 2019

Killer Whales Love San Juan Island

Olivia | August 29th, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm Today was such a breezy day on the water, both literally and figuratively. We started off by [barely] traveling south to find Bigg’s Killer Whales near Pear Point. From there, they turned north and were able to view them all the way back to Friday...Read more

August 28, 2019

Amazing Feeding Humpback and Minke Near Lopez!!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 08/28/19 | 1:30pm What a great trip! Captain Pete, Naturalist Laura and I headed out of Friday Harbor and south down through the San Juan Channel and out into open waters. We passed by Cattle Point lighthouse and towards the Olympic Peninsula, scanning the glassy water for...Read more

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