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 Whales Rosario Strait

May 28, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whales in the Rosario

The day started strong! The sun was bold this morning following a rainy day off. With only a half hour before suiting up for an afternoon adventure tour there were rumors of orcas in the Rosario strait, heading south towards Anacortes. Now, if I’ve learned anything in my brief time here thus far,...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Near Shaw Island!

July 2, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales Foraging Near Shaw Island!!

Laura C. | 7/2/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm It was quite an adventure in the Salish Sea today on M/V Sea Lion! Passengers embraced the wind and swirling seas like seasoned mariners, in hopes of momentarily connecting with these graceful and somewhat mysterious sea creatures. Luckily our voyage was...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Near Patos Island

June 22, 2019

Two Families of Bigg's Killer Whales Near Patos Island!

Laura C. | 6-22-2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30pm The 5:30pm whale watch was gorgeous! We headed north aboard M/V Sea Lion and were ecstatic to find two families traveling together near Patos Island, T36As and T65As! There was no mistaking the large teenage male of the T65A family as he cruised along...Read more
Bigg's Orcas

April 15, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whale Family, T65A's, Hunts in San Juan Channel!

Erick | Monday, April 15, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 The Spring BLOOM has arrived! Noooo I don’t mean all the wildflowers blooming on all the prairies around the islands (well, they are blooming too). I’m talking about the phytoplankton and zooplankton! Every spring once daylight hours hit a...Read more

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