June 27, 2022

OverWhalemed by Bigg’s Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 06/27/2022 | 2:00pm It’s was a bomby summers day. Kestrel absolutely flew threw the San Juan Channel, cutting through the velvety water with ease. We raced up and around through Waldron Island, stopping briefly once to scope out Skipjack Island and dozens of Harbor seals...Read more
Killer Whales traveling

June 26, 2022

A Day of Bigg's Killer Whales around the Salish Sea

10:00 am Today’s adventure tour started out as a shockingly hot morning on land. Our guests, and myself, were eager to zip around on the water and cool off. We departed from Friday Harbor scanning the exposed shorelines due to the low tides hoping to find some Harbor Seals. We came across a reef...Read more

June 21, 2022

Sneaky Stealthy Bigg’s Killer Whales in at East Point

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 06/21/2022 | 10:00am I love a morning tour, for a lot of reasons really, but also because there is a real sense of urgency and tension. Being a part of the PWWA is such a great tool, not only are we able to collect and share data about whale behavior but we’re also able to...Read more

June 19, 2022

A Sunday Stroll to Saturna Island featuring Bigg’s Killer Whales

Lauren | M/V Osprey | 06/19/2022 | 12:30 pm From Saturna Island to Sanctuary Zones followed by a stop at Spieden, our Sunday was packed full of spectacular wildlife! Shortly after our journey began, we slowed to view a bald eagle perched up high on a treetop. As we continued north, we cruised...Read more

June 18, 2022

Bigg’s Killer Whales in Rosario Strait

Haleigh | M/V Sea Lion | June 18, 2022 | 12:30 pm Around the Salish Sea, we’ve experienced a variety of whales throughout these waters. Humpback Whales have returned for the summer feeding season in huge numbers. The surprising appearance of Southern Resident Killer Whales in May drew all islanders...Read more

June 17, 2022

Interisland Journey to some Biggs Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 06/17/2022 | 12:30pm Traveling inter-island is always a great time. It’s fun to wind the vessel through all the nooks and crannies that partition one island from the next. Each passing typically guarantees many glimpses of eagles and pelagic birds along the rocky shorelines...Read more

June 1, 2022

A Humpback Whale and Honeycombed Sandstone

Lauren | M/V Kestrel | 6.1.2022 | 10:00 AM Captain Eric and I were off the dock at 10:00 am today with our boat only half full… A post Memorial Day lull if you will? With an entire boat to themselves, our eight passengers still packed into the front of M/V Kestrel. The front of our zodiac proves to...Read more

May 29, 2022

Memorial Day Weekend Orcas and Humpbacks in Canada!!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 05/29/2022 2:00pm Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Today was such a special day out in the Salish Sea. Captain Eric and I greeted out guests and headed out of Friday Harbor towards the north. We cruised past Orcas Island and Waldron Island then across into Canadian waters. As we...Read more