July 6, 2019

J11's, J16's, and a humpback whale!

Erin | M/V Kestrel | 11:00 AM | Saturday, July 6, 2019 What an amazing trip aboard Kestrel this morning! We started our trip heading north out of Friday Harbor. We found out that members of the critically endangered Southern Resident population were travelling from Canada into U.S. waters! We...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in Canadian Waters

July 4, 2019

Independence Day Killer Whales in Canadian Waters

Olivia | July 4th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am / 5:30pm What a fun Fourth of July! We started off both our 11:00am and 3:00pm tours seeing Bald Eagles, Harbor Porpoises and Harbor Seals. Would it really be Independence Day if we didn’t see any Bald Eagles? We even got the chance to see a Harbor...Read more
Bigg's Kller Whales Socializing

July 3, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whale Families Join!

Laura C. / 7-3-2019 / M/V Kestrel / 3:00pm This evening’s excursion was full of a variety of wildlife! Our vessel headed north and just as we headed away from Friday Harbor we saw a bald eagle swoop across our bow overhead. Within the first five minutes we already had a wildlife encounter! The bald...Read more

July 2, 2019

Killer Whales Socializing Near Orcas Island!

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | 5:30 PM What an excellent sunset trip in the Salish Sea! We began our trip heading northeast out of Friday Harbor. We knew there were whales near East Sound on Orcas Island, so we went to investigate to see if we could find them. On our way there, we...Read more

July 1, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales near Orcas Island!

Erin | M/V Sea Lion | Monday, July 1, 2019 | 2:00 PM What a beautiful afternoon aboard M/V Sea Lion! We began our trip heading east out of Friday Harbor. We saw some upwelling and currents almost immediately after we left the harbor. It was neat to see all of the slick patches in the water. We made...Read more

June 30, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales in the Strait of Georgia!

Erin | M/V Kestrel | Sunday, June 30, 2019 | 11:00 AM Today was an awesome day on M/V Kestrel. We began the trip heading north out of Friday Harbor, as there were some reports of orcas in that direction. It was gorgeous out on the water. The sun was shining and the water was calm. We got to stop at...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
Bigg's Killer Whales!!

June 26, 2019

14 Bigg's Killer Whales Celebrate a Sunset Whale Watch!!

Laura C./ 6-26-2019 / M/V Sea Lion / 5:30pm Our whale watch this evening was one of my favorites of the season! Captain Pete, Olivia, myself and a full boat of passengers voyaged north to Saturna Island. We were ecstatic to find three families of Bigg’s killer whales joined together in what seemed...Read more

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