Bigg's killer whales

April 15, 2021

Multiple Families of Bigg's Killer Whales Found in the Salish Sea!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 4/15/2021 | 1:00PM Today was a spectacular day out on the water! We left the dock on M/V Sea Lion with a morning report that orcas had just been spotted near Orcas Island in East Sound! Passengers were super excited to head out in hopes of finding whales close by on such a...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales

June 25, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Lull Around Blakely Island!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 6/25/2020 | 13:30 This afternoon’s whale watch aboard M/V Sea Lion was simply spectacular! We left Friday Harbor with reports of killer whales not far away, near Blakely and Obstruction Islands. I am always so excited to hear the radio announcing the presence of whales even...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whlaes

June 22, 2020

Cetacean Trifecta!! Humpback, Minke, and Bigg's Killer Whales!

Laura | M/V Sea Lion | 6/22/2020 | 13:30 Today was another whale-filled day out on the water! M/V Sea Lion headed south through San Juan Channel and we barely made any headway before our first whale encounter! A humpback whale was feeding in Griffin Bay and taking about 4-minute dives. It was so...Read more

July 17, 2017

A Salish Sea Sunset - Made Complete with Transient Orcas Sightings

Lauren Fritz, 07/16/17, M/V Sea Lion, 5:30 pm Tour What an incredible evening trip! Sunset is one of the most scenic times to be out on the water - and today, the water was pure glass. The San Juan Islands have this magic about them that createst the most beautiful pastel colors at sunset and dusk...Read more

July 2, 2017

Beautiful Transient Killer Whale Encounter in Eastern San Juans

07/02/17, Lauren Fritz, M/V Sea Lion, San Juan Safaris, 1:30 and 5:30 pm Tours What a magical day of Bigg's Killer Whales! We encountered several different family pods on the east side of Orcas Island today, over in Rosario Strait. We enjoyed some breathtaking views of the T36's and a number of...Read more

September 3, 2016

A Parade of J-Pod and K-Pod!

Let’s see…it’s Saturday on Labor Day weekend, which means the island is buzzing a little bit more than usual. Restaurants start to require reservations, ferries require a longer wait time, and we get to take more folks out on our boats! This buzz creates a wonderful atmosphere, since folks flock...Read more