Captain Mike, Owner/Naturalist Brian, guests, and I left Friday Harbor headed north in the hopes of finding whales. Even though we started the morning with no reports, we remained hopeful as we motored along Orcas Island. And then puff it’s a humpback and her calf! Guests aboard the M/V Sea Lion were lucky enough to be the ones to spot the pair of humpback whales! Over the past few years, we have been encountering more and more humpbacks, and we hope this marks the start of their return to the area.
After spending some quality time with the humpbacks, we got a call about transient orcas in Canadian waters! The T37s were traveling south from Saturna Island and we even got to see some foraging behavior! With a youngster of only 2 years in the group, these transient orcas are always a treat to see.
After our fill of whales, we headed towards Friday Harbor with smiles and great photos. These days can always brighten a rainy day!
Naturalist, M/V Sea Lion, San Juan Safaris Whale Watching