September 16, 2021

Bigg’s Orca, Humpback Whales, and a Warship!

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 09/16/2021 | 2:00pm Kestrel flew out of Friday harbor with purpose this morning: a family of Bigg’s Killer whales had been reported passing through Deception Pass State Park and were now traveling across the Juan De Fuca. We stopped briefly at goose island to observe the...Read more

August 3, 2021

Humpback Pair Travel Down San Juan Channel!

Laura | M/V Osprey | 8/3/2021 | 5:30PM Today was one of the best humpback encounters I have experienced in quite a while! We left the dock headed northbound through San Juan Channel and it was only about 10 minutes before we spotted some blows! A young boy named Oliver looked close to the shoreline...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 31, 2021

Humpback Surprise Near Flattop!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 07/31/2021 2:00pm Today was the first cloudy day in weeks. But instead of being dreary, it made the surrounding landscape appear even more mystical and mysterious. Captain Pete and I left Friday Harbor in hopes of finding something near Canada, so we headed north. We cruised...Read more

July 28, 2021

Orca Whales AND a Humpback Whale! Double Delight!

Jordan | M/V Osprey | 07/28/2021 12:30pm What a fantastic day out on the water! Somewhere wore their lucky whale socks because we saw not only one but two different species of whales!! As the crew and I headed down south, we passed through the San Juan Channel. As we scanned the Lopez Island...Read more

July 25, 2021

Humpbacks Barracuda and Delta in Haro Strait

Abby | M/V Osprey | 7/25/2021 Captain Gabe, Alexandria, Laura, and I left Friday Harbor with no sightings or reports of whales in our waters. It was clear early on that we would head north in search of nutrient-rich waters and potentially some baleen whales. We all clutched our binoculars and...Read more

July 25, 2021

Humpback Whales Barracuda and Delta in Haro Strait

Abby | M/V Osprey | 7/25/2021 Captain Gabe, Alexandria, Laura, and I left Friday Harbor with no sightings or reports of whales in our waters. It was clear early on that we would head north in search of nutrient-rich waters and potentially some baleen whales. We all clutched our binoculars and...Read more

July 3, 2021

Humpback Day in the Strait of Georgia!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 07/03/2021 2:00pm Captain Erick and I had a beautiful day travelling around the Salish Sea. The sunny day brought high energy to all the guests and I as we hopped on the Kestrel and headed north through the San Juan Channel. We passed along the west coast of Orcas Island...Read more

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