Bigg's Killer Whales

July 19, 2019

Hungry Humpbacks and Tail Slapping Transients!

Laura C. | 7/19/2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am Today was absolutely exquisite on M/V Kestrel! We had such a great time observing all the diverse wildlife found in the Salish Sea! Our Captain Gabe rounded the bend out of Friday Harbor and we already had our first sighting, a bald eagle! This eagle...Read more

July 13, 2019

Gray Whale Fluking Near Whidbey Island!

Laura C. | 7/13/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30 pm This evening’s whale watch was so much fun! Our captain Pete manned the helm as we ventured south towards Whidbey Island to find a gray whale!! It was so exciting to see such a beautiful whale on a sunset trip! Gray whales sift through the ocean floor...Read more

July 12, 2019

Four Humpbacks Feeding in Canadian Waters!

Laura C. | 7-12-2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm We had an awesome day aboard M/V Sea Lion! With bright sunshine, blue skies and calm seas our vessel headed north to Canadian waters! Suddenly a pair of humpbacks were spotted near North Pender Island! We saw their exhalations from quite a distance and...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near San Juan Island

July 10, 2019

A [Killer] Whale Adventure in the Salish Sea!

Olivia | July 10th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am We had the most adventurous ‘Adventure Tour’ yet this season! Gearing up for the trip, Captain Brian decided to take a risk and head towards our only Killer Whale reports down in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, almost bordering Haro Strait. On our way...Read more

May 30, 2015

Humpbacks in Boundary Pass

Today the Sea Lion ventured north under a sunny sky full of happy people and some happy naturalists: Mike and Tyler. We had some reports of Humpback whales up in Canadian waters so that is where we headed! Just outside the harbor we saw our first bald eagle fly overhead along with some rhinoceros...Read more

June 28, 2011

Black Blades!

The gigantic dorsal fins of Blackberry (J-27) and Double Stuf (J-34) sliced through the flat water as we rounded Mouat Point of North Pender Island. The two males appeared to be feeding when they would pause from their northward travel pattern to circle one another as they powerfully taillob the...Read more

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