Bigg's Killer Whale

September 10, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whales And Dungeness National Park!

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 09/10/2021 | 2:00pm Kestrel raced through the San Juan Channel and swiftly popped out into the open Juan de Fuca. Now we’re full steam ahead. A popular family of six whales had been spotted hard south just north of Port Williams but getting there would mean 50 minutes of...Read more

July 5, 2019

T65As Vocalizing off Shaw!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 07/05/19 | 5:30pm Today was truly one of my favorite whale watches of the season! It started with the sun starting to sink lower in the sky as Captain Erick and I loaded the boat with all our passengers and headed out of Friday Harbor. We boated up around the south side of...Read more
Bigg's Orcas

April 20, 2019

Happy Earth Day! T65A and Her Orca Family Jump Around Turn Point!

Erick | Saturday, April, 20, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00 Happy Earth Day! This was a sunny Earth Day out in the San Juan Islands. Captain Pete, Alex, and myself took a large group out to celebrate the day and find some other great denizens of Earth out there. We headed north through San Juan...Read more

August 31, 2016

Lovely L pod Orcas #Lorcas #EatLorcally

It’s the end of August folks, and that means beautiful vaguely fall days mixed in with sunny days, and less daylight, but not less whales! Yesterday Captain Mike, Sarah C., and I headed north to eventually loop around the north side of San Juan Island to go look at the Southern Resident Orcas...Read more
J pod Orca

August 5, 2016

What's the porpoise - J pod Orcas harass Harbor Porpoise

Today was another super day in the San Juan Islands. We had perfect summer weather of flat calm water and baby blue skies, and for the third day in a row the Southern Residents were here! They haven’t been around that much since their main food source, Chinook Salmon has been very low this year,...Read more

February 17, 2015

Another Baby Orca for 2015!

Late last week another baby orca was spotted in the Salish Sea and confirmed by the Center for Whale Research. The newest member belongs to J Pod and is designated J51. The calf of 36 year old J19 seemed to be happy and healthy as it swam alongside its mother. It is estimated that the calf is about...Read more