July 15, 2021

Porpoising Orca Extravaganza throughout the Islands!

Jordan | M/V Osprey | 07/15/2021 5:30pm This was one of the most Orca-tastic days ever!! Captain Gabe, the crew and I headed out of Friday Harbor, towards Lopez Island and essentially found orca whales immediately! A large group of at least 3 socializing transient killer whale pods led us up the...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
Transient Orcas traveling near Orcas Island

June 24, 2021

The Best Kind of Mugging by 2 Bigg’s Killer Whales

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | June 24, 2021 | 5:30pm I’ll likely say this throughout the summer -- sunsets are the absolute best time to be on the water. As we leave the dock and pass in and around the islands, everything around us is either sparkling or glowing. Tonight’s excursion lived up to the magic...Read more
Transient Killer Whales near Spieden Island

June 9, 2021

Sunset Cruise with 8 Bigg's Killer Whales

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | June 9, 2021 | 5:30pm Our Wednesday night sunset tour began with us racing north up San Juan Channel to catch the reported 8 Bigg’s Killer Whales before they crossed the US-Canadian Border. We witnessed this same group hours earlier at the Southern end of San Juan Island, and...Read more

June 5, 2021

Humpback Whale Found Near East Point!

Laura | M/V Osprey | 6/4/2021| 12:30 It was a wonderful day out in the Salish Sea this afternoon! We headed north through San Juan Channel and started looking for all the prey items of our Bigg’s killer whales, like seals, sea lions and harbor porpoises! We searched through Spieden Channel and...Read more
San Juan Island Orca Sunset

August 21, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Enjoy A San Juan Island Sunset

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 21st, 2020 | 17:30 Leaving the dock, we were intensely paying attention to our radios, repeaters, and apps on the whereabouts of the Transient Orca we saw previously on the 13:00 trip. Since the whales can travel over a hundred miles in a day, we don’t ever expect...Read more
Transient Orcas at Sunset

August 15, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Swim Around Southern San Juan Island

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 15th, 2020 | 17:30 The Transient Orca families we watched on our 13:00 trip traveled too far southeast out of our range to view again, but to our delighted surprise, ANOTHER family group of Bigg’s Killer Whales swam into U.S waters that earlier were milling southeast...Read more

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