Bigg's Killer Whales

July 27, 2021

Amber skies, flat seas and Bigg’s Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 07/27/2021 | 5:30pm Osprey left Friday Harbor heading north this evening. Our morning trip left a family of Bigg’s Killer Whales off Lime Kiln on the west coast of San Juan Island. A mere three hours later this same family was reported up and over Orcas Island, approaching...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whale

July 5, 2021

T-Party of Bigg’s Killer Whales in Boundary Pass

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 07/05/2021 | 5:30pm There were only a few people booked for our sunset trip tonight but ohh boy were they in for a treat! When we left Friday harbor we turned north towards a family of Bigg’s Killer Whales we had seen earlier that morning, the T046B’s. We followed alongside...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Visit Stuart Island

July 4, 2021

The Fourth of July Brings Bald Eagles and Bigg's Killer Whales

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | July 4th, 2021 | 10:00am Setting out this holiday morning, we were one of the first vessels in the Pacific Whale Watch Association to leave the dock in search of whales and other wildlife. Making sure to scan as many bodies of water around the salish sea as we could,...Read more
Humpback Whale

June 2, 2021

Big Mama is my hero.

Big Mama is my hero. Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 06/02/2021 | 2:00 Today was a classic example of how spontaneous and serendipitous whale watching here in the San Juan Islands can be. We left the harbor without a concrete plan: whales hadn’t been spotted in US waters, or if they had, they had only just...Read more
Humpback Whale in Salish Sea

May 31, 2021

Family Favorite Humpback Whale Flukes in Salish Sea

Olivia | M/V Osprey | May 31st, 2021 | 12:30pm Congratulations to anyone in the islands today- it was officially the hottest day all year! We spend every day out on the water with multiple layers on despite the temperature because these waters stay around 47 degrees year-round. With that wind...Read more
Humpback Whale in Salish Sea

May 30, 2021

Breaching Humpback Whale Trio in the Strait of Georgia

Olivia | M/V Osprey | May 30th, 2021 | 12:30pm Our sunny Sunday started off with heaps of Pigeon Guillemots exploring the inner Friday Harbor as we slowly made our way out of the hustle and bustle of the holiday traffic. Scouting out reports from multiple directions around the San Juan Islands, we...Read more
SRKW photo not captured on day of blog.

March 22, 2021

Southern Resident Killer Whales Bring Beauty to the West Side

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | March 22nd, 2021 | 13:00 Today was an unexpected and exceptional spring day in the San Juan Islands. Setting out with an all-female crew, Captain Sara and I started our search by heading north towards Flattop Island, looking at Seal haul out locations and bumping into...Read more

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