Bigg's Killer Whale

September 20, 2021

Spy hops galore with the T065B Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 09/20/2021 | 2:00pm Today’s tour was a naturalist's dream. When Solan pulled Kestrel out of Friday Harbor we turned northward. A family of unidentified Bigg’s Killer Whales had been reported off the south side of Saturna Island. We had our heading and off we went! We stopped...Read more

August 16, 2021

Canadian Orcas!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 08/16/2021 2:00pm Nturalist Haleigh and I joined captain Pete on the boat with our excited guests and headed out to see what we could find around the Salish Sea. We headed north and crossed the border into Canada. Here we found Orcas!! Beautifully swimming around off the...Read more
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

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