October 11, 2021

Humpback Whales Preparing for Migration

Haleigh | M/V Sea Lion | October 11, 2021 | 12:00 pm Humpback whales have been sighted almost every day somewhere in the Salish Sea this fall. As we made our way south today, we were scanning for the large blows out in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Continuing in a southwest direction, we were hoping...Read more

October 3, 2021

The Fall Migration of Humpback Whales Begins

Haleigh | M/V Kestrel | October 3, 2021 | 2:00 pm Through the summer in the Salish Sea, we have the opportunity to spend time with Humpback Whales. Humpback Whales migrate to colder, nutrient-rich waters to take advantage of the abundance of food -- Sand Lances, Herring, and Krill. It’s important...Read more
T-Party of transient killer whales

August 29, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whale T-Party in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Bigg’s Killer Whale T-Party in the Strait of Juan de Fuca Haleigh | M/V Kestrel | August 29, 2021 | 2:00 pm Our afternoon Kestrel adventure was a real adventure through the rolling waves of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. We departed in search of a reported “T-Party,” referring to a group of multiple...Read more

August 20, 2021

Lucky Last Sunset Trip of the Year with Feeding Orcas!

Jordan | M/V Osprey | 08/20/2021 5:30pm Everyone on board this evening was incredibly lucky as we were blessed with one of the best whale watches of the season to commemorate our last sunset tour of the season! Captain Gabe, Olivia, Solan and I headed out to sea on m/v Osprey. As soon as we made it...Read more
Transient Orcas traveling near Orcas Island

July 31, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whale Family, T65A’s, Feeding in the Rocky Reef

Haleigh | M/V Kestrel | July 31, 2021 | 10:00am Being one of the first vessels out on the water is an incredible feeling. We began our Saturday morning trip searching through the quiet islands. The water around us was still glassy and the last of the lingering fog was lifting up towards the tips of...Read more

July 23, 2021

Feeding Frenzy Fun with Bigg's Orcas Near Orcas Island!!

Jordan | M/V Osprey | 07/23/2021 12:30pm What a fantastic day! Captain Gabe, Naturalist Alexandria, Olivia and I jumped on Osprey and headed out towards adventure. We were incredibly lucky as we rounded the corner and found whales immediately outside of Friday Harbor! Everyone got so excited as...Read more

July 11, 2021

Transient Orcas Around Deception Pass!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 07/11/2021 10:00pm What an incredible trip today. The day was perfectly sunny as Captain Eric and I hopped on the boat and headed between Shaw and Lopez Island. We wound around the Islands and through Lopez pass as we came out into the open waters of the Rosario Strait. The...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

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