T010 family of Bigg's killer whales

August 11, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales and SO Much Wildlife!

Sarah | 08/11/2020 | M/V Kestrel | 2:00pm We had a fabulous day on M/V Kestrel full of lots of wildlife in the Salish Sea. Captain Brian and I decided to head south out of Friday Harbor towards an earlier report of some orca on the west side of San Juan Island. As we arrived on scene in Haro Strait...Read more
Southern Resident killer whales (2017)

July 11, 2020

Bigg's killer whales & Southern Residents too!

Sarah | 07/11/2020 | M/V Kestrel | 2:00pm We left the Friday Harbor under gray skies with a slight threat of rain showers eager to see some whales! Luckily we had a couple reports from earlier in the day to choose from. We elected to head east, interisland, to start out. As we reached Rosario...Read more
T065A "Artemis"

June 24, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales in Haro Strait

Sarah | 06/24/2020 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm WHAT A DAY!! We had such an amazing day on the water exploring the Salish Sea looking for wildlife. With two separate rumors of whales around the San Juan Islands, but no confirmed reports. This meant that we had to go out to find the whales ourselves!...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales on the West Side!

June 13, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales off the West Side of San Juan Island!!!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 6/13/2020 | 5:30pm This evening's sunset whale watch was spectacular! We headed southbound through San Juan Channel towards Cattle Point. We passed some fun pelagic bird species along the way, including pigeon guillemots, rhinoceros auklets, and cormorants. After reaching...Read more

October 18, 2019

Humpbacks Squared, and a family of Biggs Killer Whales!

M/V Sea Lion | Naturalist Alexandria | Friday, October 18 th , 2019 What a fantastic day we had out on the water today! We started out our trip and we had a unconfirmed report of orcas north of us. By the time everyone had boarded and we were leaving Friday Harbor a few other boats from our area...Read more
CA173s! The exotic family

October 12, 2019

Amazing day with over thirty Bigg's killer whales spotted

Sarah | 10/12/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm What an incredible day on the water! After an early morning report of a huge group of orcas moving east in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Captain Erick and I were eager to leave the dock here in Friday Harbor to go out and explore! We decided to head south...Read more

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