Bigg’s Killer Whales

July 29, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whale Celebration off Lummi Island

Maxx K. | M/V Sea Lion | 07/29/2021 | 2:00pm Today was wild, y’all. Captain Pete and I had no idea what to expect when Sea Lion left Friday Harbor. There were rumors of Bigg’s Killer Whales north of us off the south side of Lummi Island but as we know, whales stay rumors until you see them yourself...Read more

July 8, 2021

Spectacular Orca Hunting Encounter Near Anacortes!

Jordan |m/v Kestrel |07/08/2021| 2:00pm Today was definitely one of my favorite trips of the season. Just want to start by saying thank you to all my wonderful guests! Your passion and intrigue made the trip even better! The day began as Captain Eric and I headed East out of Friday Harbor, in...Read more

July 5, 2021

Bigg's Killer Whales Near San Juan!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 07/05/2021 2:00pm Perfect day out today! Captain Pete and I jumped on the boat and headed north through the San Juan Channel. Heading up near Canada, we stopped by Flattop Island and checked out a whole group of Harbor Seals lounging in the water. Their beady little eyes...Read more
Bigg’s Killer Whale

June 20, 2021

San Juan Sunset and Bigg’s Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 06/20/2021 | 5:30pm This was a spectacular evening. From the moment Osprey left Friday Harbor you could see whales. A family known as the T049A’s had worked their way up the San Juan Channel and were now aimed at Friday harbor as we exited. These Bigg’s Killer whales were...Read more
Bigg’s Killer Whale

June 16, 2021

West San Juan Island Bigg’s Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 06/16/2021 | 2:00pm We had a full boat today as we set out of Friday Harbor, heading northbound gourds murmurings of orca on the west side of the island. Almost immediately as we turned left into the San Juan Channel we spotted a Bald Eagle, perched atop a tree on our left...Read more
Bigg’s Killer Whale

June 15, 2021

Surprise Bigg’s Killer Whales off Orcas

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 06/16/2021 | 2:00pm Today was yet again, another prime example of how unpredictable and serendipitous a whale watch can be out here on the Salish sea. Kestrel left Friday harbor heading north. We weaved between Jones Island and veering right to pass between Orcas and Waldron...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Hunting Near San Juan Island

June 10, 2021

Bigg's Killer Whales Throw a Carcass Around San Juan Channel!

Laura | M/V Osprey | 6/10/2021 | 12:30 PM Summer is here in the Salish Sea! We had an awesome trip with 4 Bigg’s killer whales southbound in San Juan Channel! It is not common for us to have orcas right outside of Friday Harbor, but if the stars align and our vessel departs as whales are passing by...Read more

May 27, 2021

8 Bigg's Killer Whales by Lime Kiln State Park!

Abby | Kestrel | 5/27/2021 We suited up for our tour, the promise of a typical Washington drizzle looming off in the distance. The tide was at its lowest point, more so than I had ever seen, driving the crustaceans and nudibranchs lower on the pilings than they cared to travel. We set off on the...Read more

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