Bigg's Killer Whales Hunting Near San Juan Island

June 10, 2021

Bigg's Killer Whales Throw a Carcass Around San Juan Channel!

Laura | M/V Osprey | 6/10/2021 | 12:30 PM Summer is here in the Salish Sea! We had an awesome trip with 4 Bigg’s killer whales southbound in San Juan Channel! It is not common for us to have orcas right outside of Friday Harbor, but if the stars align and our vessel departs as whales are passing by...Read more

June 4, 2021

Seven Bigg's Killer Whales Near Point Roberts!

Abby | Kestrel | 6/4/2021 We had a long journey northward through the Strait of Georgia, right next to the Canadian border. The sky was cloudy and orca vibes fluttered among the sparkling blue-green waters of the Salish Sea. When we arrived at the last known location of some unidentified Bigg’s...Read more

June 3, 2021

Five Bigg's Killer Whales South of Cattle Point!

Abby | Osprey | 6/3/2021 We sprinted out of Friday Harbor, southbound. Wind was as high as the hype since orcas were spotted just south of Lopez Island. I passed through guests, smiles gracefully scattered along the railings, awaiting black fins cutting through the water. There they were. Our not-...Read more

May 30, 2021

California Bigg's Killer Whale Makes Appearance in Haro Strait!

Abby | Kestrel | 5/30/2021 Today we had the A/B Team; Abby the naturalist (me!) and Captain Brian. It was 10am and looking like a typical northwestern island day; dew sat in circular mounds atop blades of grass, while deer pranced about the island in the morning fog. We left the harbor in Kestrel,...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Near Roche Harbor

April 21, 2021

Bigg's Killer Whales Seen in Roche Harbor!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 4/21/21 | 1:00PM Even though I have lived in San Juan Island for a few years now, it still amazes me how often we are able to see orcas close to shore. We left Friday Harbor with a report of Bigg’s killer whales near Green Point on the south side of Spieden Island! We...Read more
Orcas in San Juan Channel

April 18, 2021

Bigg's Killer Whales Hang Outside of Friday Harbor

Olivia | April 18th, 2021 | M/V Kestrel | 14:00 It felt great to get back out on my first M/V Kestrel trip of the season with Captain Brian, especially since it was warm, calm, AND sunny around the islands. We started the trip with a great group of people excited to get out and see what the Salish...Read more

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