July 23, 2021

T037A's in San Juan Channel

Abby & Maxx | Sea Lion | 6/23/2021 Whale, whale, whale. Hello there! Abby here. I just got back from this stellar trip and am now on a complete orca high. Captain Pete, Maxx, and I zipped out of Friday Harbor to find the T037A’s in San Juan Channel. Volker T037A (Female, 1994) Inyo T037A1 (...Read more

July 23, 2021

T037A's in San Juan Channel

Abby & Maxx | Sea Lion | 6/23/2021 Whale, whale, whale. Hello there! Abby here. I just got back from this stellar trip and am now on a complete orca high. Captain Pete, Maxx, and I zipped out of Friday Harbor to find the T037A’s in San Juan Channel. Volker T037A (Female, 1994) Inyo T037A1 (...Read more

July 15, 2021

The T065A's are "Bigg" Instigators of Curiosity

Abby | Kestrel | 7/15/2021 As if I thought my orca encounters couldn’t get any better, BAM! Today happened… I suited up in fleece-lined pants, ready to take on the wind and waves that were about to disenchant the calm, put-together look I had so carefully compiled this morning. Weather reports came...Read more
bigg's killer whale

July 12, 2021

Surprise Bigg’s Killer Whales in the Juan De Fuca

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 07/12/2021 | 2:00pm Captain Sarah and I decided to head south this afternoon, trying our luck in finding whales off the various banks that rise up in the Juan De Fuca. After passing Goose Island to admire some nesting Pelagic Cormorants we continued out of the San Juan...Read more
Bigg’s Killer Whale

July 7, 2021

Insane Sunset and Breaching Bigg’s Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 07/07/2021 | 5:30pm Today’s sunset tour started like they often do: Osprey left Friday harbor in search of whales, following up on rumors of whales nearby. I was not prepared however for just how spectacular the trip would end up being. Rumors of killer whales led us north,...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whale

July 5, 2021

T-Party of Bigg’s Killer Whales in Boundary Pass

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 07/05/2021 | 5:30pm There were only a few people booked for our sunset trip tonight but ohh boy were they in for a treat! When we left Friday harbor we turned north towards a family of Bigg’s Killer Whales we had seen earlier that morning, the T046B’s. We followed alongside...Read more
Bigg’s Killer Whale

June 20, 2021

San Juan Sunset and Bigg’s Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 06/20/2021 | 5:30pm This was a spectacular evening. From the moment Osprey left Friday Harbor you could see whales. A family known as the T049A’s had worked their way up the San Juan Channel and were now aimed at Friday harbor as we exited. These Bigg’s Killer whales were...Read more
Bigg’s Killer Whale

June 17, 2021

Wild Evening With Bigg’s Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 06/17/2021 | 5:30pm After an insane early afternoon tour the crew onboard Osprey were ecstatic for a sunset tour. We had just left a group of 21 Killer whales on the west side of San Juan Island. They were heading north but also straddling the US/Canadian border so we had all...Read more

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