Bigg's Killer Whales

July 15, 2021

Wild and Windy Afternoon with Bigg’s Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Sea Lion | 07/15/2021 | 2:00pm The wind forecast wasn’t super promising today: 15 mile/hour winds were being funneled into the Juan de Fuca from the west and an ebbing tide meant a very choppy three to four foot sea. When we left Friday Harbor we turned right, south through the San...Read more

June 20, 2021

Summer Day with Transient Orcas Close to the Harbor!

Jordan Higgins | M/V Sea lion | 06/20/21 |2:00pm Today was one of my favorite trips of the season! Thank you so much to all my guests for being wonderful human beings with inquisitive minds and great questions. The day began with sunshine and a wonderful, warm summer’s breeze. We gathered on the...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in Salish Sea

June 10, 2021

Local Favorite Bigg's Killer Whales Swim Up San Juan Channel

Olivia | M/V Osprey | June 10th, 2021 | 12:30pm The day shifted from a cloudy, rainy morning into a beautiful sunny afternoon- just in time for our adventure trip on the zodiac. After getting everyone geared up in their exposure suits and a brief tutorial on spotting wildlife, we were off the dock...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales by Spieden Island

April 20, 2021

Bigg's Killer Whales by Spieden Island and a Gray Whale Encounter!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 4/21/2021 | 1:00PM It was a typical Tuesday in April as we headed out of Friday Harbor without a known whale report. This is very common as most vessels head out of the marina around the same time and we all start communicating our charted plan for the day. As soon as M/V Sea...Read more
Bigg's killer whale family by Matia Island

April 14, 2021

Bigg's Killer Whales T49As and T49Bs by Matia Island!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 4/14/2021 | 1:00PM Today was such a fun day out on the water! We headed north bound on M/V Sea Lion, through Presidents Channel, and towards Matia Island. There was a morning report of Bigg’s killer whales headed SE in The Strait of Georgia near Sucia Island! Once we arrived...Read more
J Pod Foraging on Alden Bank

July 13, 2020

J Pod Seen Foraging on Alden Bank!!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 7/13/2020 | 1:30 PM M/V Sea Lion rocked it today in the Rosario Strait! We left the dock with reports of a humpback whale south of San Juan Island and a potential orca whale sighting near Point Roberts in the Strait of Georgia from this morning. Our captain and I discussed...Read more

November 30, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales Hunting in the San Juan Channel!!

Laura C. | 11/30/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm Waking up this morning was bittersweet, as I knew it would be the last trip of the season, but I was equally excited to get out on the water to hopefully see some whales! Today could not have more perfect, with orcas graciously providing a grand finale...Read more

September 19, 2019

Tiny Humpback and a Lovely Orca Surprise!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 09/19/19 | 11:00am What an incredible day! Captain Gabe and I took the Kestrel out into the foggy depths of the San Juan channel and up towards the north. We could hardly see the outline of Spedien Island as we approached! We boated near the island and found hundreds of...Read more

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