Bigg's Killer Whales

July 28, 2021

Bigg’s Family Reunion in the Rosario Strait!

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 07/28/2021 | 2:00pm Kestrel zoomed out of Friday Harbor and began racing towards the mainland, wrapping up and over Lopez and down and around between Blakey and Decatur Islands. It has been a week or two since I’ve been on Kestrel and I’ve forgotten how fast this vessel can...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales playing in Swell

June 18, 2021

Porpoising Bigg's Killer Whales in Rosario Strait

Olivia | M/V Osprey | June 18th, 2021 | 12:30pm It was an exploratory day circumnavigating Lopez Island! We set off inner island through Upright Passage and eventually crept between Blakely and Decatur to reach the larger body of water known as Rosario Strait. Just west of Burrows Bay, we began...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Near Blakely Island

July 11, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Under a Rainbow!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 7/11/2020 | 5:30PM The sunset trip this evening was certainly a wildlife encounter to remember! Passengers were decked out in rain gear from the afternoon, but luckily the skies were in our favor and we avoided getting rained on! This overcast weather is some of the best...Read more
Transient Orcas in the San Juan Islands

June 30, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales in the Outer Islands

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion| June 30, 2020 | 13:30 Today was such an exciting day as Captain Erick and I were able to bring our guests over towards the outer islands to see Killer Whales! Along the route, we passed three Bald Eagles soaring overhead near Lopez Island and throughout Upright Channel with...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales

June 25, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Lull Around Blakely Island!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 6/25/2020 | 13:30 This afternoon’s whale watch aboard M/V Sea Lion was simply spectacular! We left Friday Harbor with reports of killer whales not far away, near Blakely and Obstruction Islands. I am always so excited to hear the radio announcing the presence of whales even...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales

August 7, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales a Few Miles from Friday Harbor!

Laura C. | M/V Sea Lion | 8/7/2019 | 1:30pm Today’s whale watch was outstanding! With Captain Pete behind the helm, M/V Sea Lion ventured eastbound to see some Bigg’s killer whales! We were so happy to find the T019s so close to Friday Harbor, right around Blakely, Shaw, and Orcas Island! This...Read more
Orcas

April 22, 2017

Whale Watching in Wild Waters

Captain Mike seemed antsy to board our guests and depart on the day’s safari. The skies were dark and brooding, but there wasn’t a puff of wind and the channel outside of Friday Harbor was calm. By the time we left the dock, the wind had cranked up and white caps busted against the bow, blurring...Read more

June 9, 2014

Transients in Rosario Strait

Another lovely day out on the water here in the San Juan's! Today we got to head a bit of a different direction from our normal jaunt along the westside of San Juan Island, and headed through Obstruction Pass, between Orcas Island and Blakely Island. Waiting just outside Obstruction pass, in the...Read more

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