Bigg's Killer Whale

September 3, 2021

Minke Whales, Bigg’s Killer Whales and a few surprises!

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 09/03/2021 | 2:00pm Today was a pretty cold day. Grey clouds covered the sky and seemed to block out the sun as Kestrel raced down the San Juan channel towards the Juan De Fuca. In my time working on boats however, I’ve learned to really value a grey day. I find it’s much...Read more

August 9, 2021

Two Biggs Killer Whale Matrilines Cut Through Glassy Waters

Abby | M/V Sea Lion | 8/9/2021 As usual, Captain Pete and I have the best luck. With multiple matrilines traveling through the islands, we had our pick of the pod. We decided to travel towards the T037A’s, one of my favorite Biggs killer whale family groups, which has a total of six members,...Read more
Orcas near San Juan Island

July 30, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whales Traveling through the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Haleigh | M/V Sea Lion | July 30, 2021 | 2:00pm Our Friday afternoon Classic Whale Watch was a really fun trip! We departed Friday Harbor in search of wildlife and decided to travel south through San Juan Channel, following a report of something big, black and white in the Strait of Juan de Fuca...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales

July 27, 2021

Amber skies, flat seas and Bigg’s Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 07/27/2021 | 5:30pm Osprey left Friday Harbor heading north this evening. Our morning trip left a family of Bigg’s Killer Whales off Lime Kiln on the west coast of San Juan Island. A mere three hours later this same family was reported up and over Orcas Island, approaching...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 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

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