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June 30, 2022

Biggs Killer Whales Traveling Through Haro Strait

June 30 th , 2022 Abby Dahl 2pm M/V Kestrel Captain Michael and I loaded up our passengers and scooted left out of Friday Harbor, Northbound through San Juan Channel. We almost immediately turned around to head south, as a group of Biggs killer whales were heading northeast towards the west side of...Read more

June 30, 2022

Biggs Killer Whales at Race Rocks, British Columbia

June 30 th , 2022 Abby Dahl 10am M/V Kestrel Captain Michael and I peeled out of the harbor, knowing it was about to be a long journey in our search for whales. We had only one report of Bigg’s killer whales near Race Rocks in British Columbia, Canada, so we took a right and began heading south...Read more

June 29, 2022

Bigg's Killer Whale Encounter in the Haro Strait

Helena 6/29/2022 MV Kestrel Our first encounter of the day was with a Stellar Sea Lion chowing down what appeared to be large chunks of a fish in the middle of a baitball ! A baitball is large cluster of small schooling fish near the surface of the water, from our vessels we can identify a bait...Read more

June 28, 2022

A Proper Adventure Tour with a Smoochy Humpback Whale

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 06/28/2022 | 2:00pm Sometimes it's really nice to mix things up. We are super fortunate for pretty stellar weather during the summer: sunny skies and little wind. Though every now and again Mother Nature mixes it up on us, and today was one of those days. Kestrel zoomed out...Read more

June 28, 2022

A Big Ol’ T-Party of Biggs Killer Whales in Swanson Channel

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 06/29/2022 | 10:00am Forgive me, but I’m gonna geek out here during this blog. Bigg’s Killer Whales are obviously fascinating for a myriad of reasons but I’m never more impressed than when I get lucky enough to see a T-Party of whales. A T-Party is essentially an informal...Read more

June 27, 2022

OverWhalemed by Bigg’s Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 06/27/2022 | 2:00pm It’s was a bomby summers day. Kestrel absolutely flew threw the San Juan Channel, cutting through the velvety water with ease. We raced up and around through Waldron Island, stopping briefly once to scope out Skipjack Island and dozens of Harbor seals...Read more

June 26, 2022

A New Family of Biggs Killer Whales off Sucia Island

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 06/26/2022 | 12:30pm Today was hotter than hades! No doubt about it, summer is officially here. Osprey slowly put putted its way out of Friday Harbor, north through the San Juan Channel and around again into Presidents Channel. A family of Biggs Killer Whales known as the...Read more

June 25, 2022

Salish Sea Sunset with Bigg’s Killer Whales

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | June 25, 2022 | 5:30 pm Summer is finally here! We’re experiencing our first string of warm, sunny days now that the end of June is nearing and the whales were here for it, too! For today’s Classic Wildlife and Whale Watching tour, sunset edition, we left the dock to see the...Read more