Orca calf traveling with family

July 4, 2021

A Night to Spot and Identify Bigg's Killer Whales

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | July 4, 2021 | 5:30pm Tonight’s sunset tour was one to beat! We traveled out of Friday Harbor northbound along Orcas Island. Recent sightings of cetaceans around Patos and Sucia island meant we had a direct route we were following. Going to these far-north islands was our...Read more
Killer Whales Surround San Juan Island!

July 5, 2020

Southern Residents AND Bigg's Killer Whales Surround SJI!!

Laura | M/V Kestrel | 7/5/2020 | 2:00 PM The Adventure Whale Watch and Wildlife Tour on M/V Kestrel was OUTSTANDING! I am so excited to report that we found Bigg’s killer whales just minutes from Friday Harbor, traveling southbound from Spieden Island in San Juan Channel! They turned out to be one...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales

August 22, 2019

Two Families of Bigg's Killer Whales North of Sidney Island!

Laura C. | M/V Kestrel | 8/22/2019 | 11:00am, 3:00pm It was an outstanding day aboard M/V Kestrel! Captain Pete touched base with other whale-watching vessels in the area and received reports of two families of Bigg’s killer whales traveling northwest from Sidney Island to Satellite Channel!...Read more
Bigg's Kller Whales Socializing

July 3, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales Socializing!

Laura C. / 7/3/2019 / M/V Kestrel / 11:00am Today was a fantastic day on M/V Kestrel! We were lucky enough to have Bigg’s killer whales seen right around San Juan Island! As we made our way south we were all so excited to see T65A2 with the T65Bs! This 15-year old male whale has been traveling with...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Breaching!

June 29, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales Breaching Near Point Roberts!!

Laura C./ 6-29-2019/ M/V Sea Lion / 1:30pm Today was an outstanding day out on the water! Our vessel Sea Lion traveled far north towards Point Roberts! We were so excited to see a large family of Bigg’s killer whales demonstrating an abundance of surface activity!! As our vessel approached the...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Near Sucia Island!

June 27, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whale Family Near Sucia Island!

Laura C. | 6-27-2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm Passengers boarded M/V Sea Lion today with vigor, in hopes of either witnessing whales in their natural environment for the first time or reconnecting with these charismatic leviathans once again! And we were not disappointed! Captain Pete manned the...Read more

June 1, 2019

North Bound Rare Biggs Killer Whale Family!

Alexandria | Saturday, June 1, 2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 5:30 PM What a beautiful evening! The sun was shining, our group was ready to get on the water, and water was beautiful and glassy- it was the perfect beginning to our sunset evening Class Whale Watch. We boarded M/V Sea Lion, excited about such...Read more

May 31, 2019

Splashy Bigg's Killer Whales Near Henry Island!

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Friday, May 31, 2019 | 12:00 PM Today was a day packed full of amazing wildlife viewing! It was a sunny, beautiful day out on the water. We began our day heading north out of Friday Harbor, getting some gorgeous views of Spieden Island. We ended up on the western side of...Read more

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