August 20, 2021

Lucky Last Sunset Trip of the Year with Feeding Orcas!

Jordan | M/V Osprey | 08/20/2021 5:30pm Everyone on board this evening was incredibly lucky as we were blessed with one of the best whale watches of the season to commemorate our last sunset tour of the season! Captain Gabe, Olivia, Solan and I headed out to sea on m/v Osprey. As soon as we made it...Read more
Bigg's killer whales and a fiery sunset

August 14, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whales, T18’s, and a smoky, fiery sunset

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | August 14, 2021 | 5:30pm With intense fires burning throughout the west coast, smoky skies are spreading hundreds of miles. Here in the Salish Sea, the burnt skies finally reached us. As we departed for our sunset tour, the amber haze made the islands feel like a new place...Read more
Humpback Whale showing tail before diving

August 4, 2021

4 year-old Humpback Whale, Valiant, found in Presidents Channel

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | August 04, 2021 | 5:30pm Each departure from the harbor, we set out to find as much wildlife as we can! We are in communication with other whale watchers and vessels on the water to ensure we can each create some of the best experiences the Salish sea has to offer. Though it...Read more

August 3, 2021

Sunset with Humpback Whales!

Jordan | M/V Osprey | 08/03/2021 5:30pm What a beautiful day out on the water! Naturalist Laura, Haleigh and I headed out of the harbor and headed north through San Juan Channel. We looked and looked for any signs of blows or fins when all of a sudden we hear guests shouting "blow!!" We look...Read more

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

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