Southern Resident killer whales (2017)

July 11, 2020

Bigg's killer whales & Southern Residents too!

Sarah | 07/11/2020 | M/V Kestrel | 2:00pm We left the Friday Harbor under gray skies with a slight threat of rain showers eager to see some whales! Luckily we had a couple reports from earlier in the day to choose from. We elected to head east, interisland, to start out. As we reached Rosario...Read more
Southern Resident Orcas

July 9, 2020

J pod Killer Whales off the West Side!

It rained again today… That’s okay though even though it feels like our summer here sometimes is constantly loading, the rain means that there is plenty of water for the salmon, and snow that falls high up in the mountains will last longer as reserves for the rivers that run through the northwest...Read more
orca

July 1, 2020

K pod Returns! K pod resident Orcas swim down the west side

Woah! It’s July. When did that happen? It definitely does not feel like July which I bet most people around the world can commiserate with. On top of that we are getting some classic early July Pacific Northwest weather here. Captain Sarah and I headed out into the gray day and light rain to go...Read more

June 28, 2020

A Trifecta! Bigg's Orcas, Minkes, and A Humpback Whale!

It is only the second day that we have taken M/V Kestrel out this season, and it was a great one. We headed out and took a quick peak at some Harbor Seals sunning themselves on rocks near Turn Island. They looked up at us as we passed by and we got to see their cute, fuzzy faces. After watching...Read more

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