Bigg's Killer Whales

July 27, 2021

Amber skies, flat seas and Bigg’s Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 07/27/2021 | 5:30pm Osprey left Friday Harbor heading north this evening. Our morning trip left a family of Bigg’s Killer Whales off Lime Kiln on the west coast of San Juan Island. A mere three hours later this same family was reported up and over Orcas Island, approaching...Read more
Whale watching on M/V Kestrel

June 15, 2018

Afternoon full of whales on M/V Kestrel

Sarah | 06/14/2018 | M/V Kestrel | 02:00pm M/V Kestrel is our newest vessel in our fleet of four, and she has consistently proven to be an amazing tool over the last couple year of use. Going into her third summer as a part of our fleet I am excited to see how we can continue to use this incredible...Read more
Southern Resident killer whales and Mt. Baker

June 13, 2018

Welcome home to the Southern Residents!

[Naturalist Sarah – 06/11/2018 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00pm] Monday was just another day that put a smile on my face that stayed through dinner. After a long absence from the inland waters we enjoyed a delightful encounter with members of our Southern Resident killer whale population. Today Captain...Read more
L88 Wavewalker

October 25, 2017

Surprise orcas are the best kind of orcas in the San Juan Islands!

[Naturalist Sarah – 10/25/2017 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00pm] Is this July? Is this the summer? Well, the weather didn’t seem right today, but the sighting sure did… more orcas! Usually we expect to see most of our orcas May-September, with a 90% success rate. In the spring and fall, our orca sightings...Read more