Bigg's Killer Whales traveling

July 20, 2021

15 Bigg’s Killer Whales Traveling around Lopez Island

Haleigh | M/V Sea Lion | July 20, 2021 | 10:00am One of the fun parts about morning trips is you get to really be a part of the search for whales. None of the whales in our area are tagged, so we rely on visual sightings to search for any wildlife out here. Fortunately, sightings by other boats are...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales

July 19, 2021

Carousel of Bigg’s Killer Whales in the Juan De Fuca

Maxx K. | M/V Sea Lion | 07/19/2021 | 2:00pm The crew was stoked for our afternoon trip today. Captain Pete and I joined Haleigh on Sea Lion, stoked for the afternoon given the reports from various morning tours. We left Friday Harbor heading out towards the Juan de Fuca and towards rumors of a T-...Read more
Bigg’s Killer Whale

July 7, 2021

Insane Sunset and Breaching Bigg’s Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 07/07/2021 | 5:30pm Today’s sunset tour started like they often do: Osprey left Friday harbor in search of whales, following up on rumors of whales nearby. I was not prepared however for just how spectacular the trip would end up being. Rumors of killer whales led us north,...Read more
Orca calf traveling with family

July 4, 2021

A Night to Spot and Identify Bigg's Killer Whales

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | July 4, 2021 | 5:30pm Tonight’s sunset tour was one to beat! We traveled out of Friday Harbor northbound along Orcas Island. Recent sightings of cetaceans around Patos and Sucia island meant we had a direct route we were following. Going to these far-north islands was our...Read more
Minke Whale feeding

July 3, 2021

Minke Whales Hiding Out near Whale Rocks

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | July 3, 2021 | 5:30pm On this evening’s classic sunset wildlife tour, we adventured southbound towards the junction of many channels. The Strait of Juan de Fuca, Haro Strait, Rosario Strait, and San Juan Channel are constantly intermixing waters rich with phytoplankton and...Read more
Orca Spy Hop

July 1, 2021

Gregarious Killer Whales off Waldron Island

Maxx K. | M/V Sea Lion | 07/01/2021 | 2:00 It was a gorgeous afternoon on the water today, a perfect 70 degrees and calm as could be as we left Friday harbor with a boatful of excited guests. We turned northward, heading up and through the San Juan channel following rumors of whales approaching...Read more
Minke Whale Lunge Feeding

June 28, 2021

Feeding Frenzy with 4 Minke Whales, Harbor Seals, and Pelagic Birds!

Haleigh | M/V Sea Lion | June 28, 2021 | 2:00pm Given today was one of the hottest days on San Juan Island, our boat full of passengers stoked to be on the water. The cool breeze hit us as we left Friday Harbor and the chill set in as we traveled southbound through San Juan Channel, passing harbor...Read more
Minke Whale Lunge Feeding

June 25, 2021

Up Close and Personal with Minke Whales

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | June 25, 2021 | 5:30pm Tonight was a gorgeous, glassy evening on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. What normally is a body of rippling waves ended up being flat and silent, perfect for spotting wildlife! We journeyed south of Friday Harbor, down through San Juan Channel and into...Read more

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