Transient Orcas traveling near Orcas Island

June 24, 2021

The Best Kind of Mugging by 2 Bigg’s Killer Whales

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | June 24, 2021 | 5:30pm I’ll likely say this throughout the summer -- sunsets are the absolute best time to be on the water. As we leave the dock and pass in and around the islands, everything around us is either sparkling or glowing. Tonight’s excursion lived up to the magic...Read more
Bigg’s Killer Whale

June 20, 2021

San Juan Sunset and Bigg’s Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 06/20/2021 | 5:30pm This was a spectacular evening. From the moment Osprey left Friday Harbor you could see whales. A family known as the T049A’s had worked their way up the San Juan Channel and were now aimed at Friday harbor as we exited. These Bigg’s Killer whales were...Read more
Bigg’s Killer Whale

June 17, 2021

Wild Evening With Bigg’s Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 06/17/2021 | 5:30pm After an insane early afternoon tour the crew onboard Osprey were ecstatic for a sunset tour. We had just left a group of 21 Killer whales on the west side of San Juan Island. They were heading north but also straddling the US/Canadian border so we had all...Read more
Transient Killer Whales near Spieden Island

June 9, 2021

Sunset Cruise with 8 Bigg's Killer Whales

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | June 9, 2021 | 5:30pm Our Wednesday night sunset tour began with us racing north up San Juan Channel to catch the reported 8 Bigg’s Killer Whales before they crossed the US-Canadian Border. We witnessed this same group hours earlier at the Southern end of San Juan Island, and...Read more
San Juan Island Orca Sunset

August 21, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Enjoy A San Juan Island Sunset

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 21st, 2020 | 17:30 Leaving the dock, we were intensely paying attention to our radios, repeaters, and apps on the whereabouts of the Transient Orca we saw previously on the 13:00 trip. Since the whales can travel over a hundred miles in a day, we don’t ever expect...Read more
Transient Orcas at Sunset

August 15, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Swim Around Southern San Juan Island

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 15th, 2020 | 17:30 The Transient Orca families we watched on our 13:00 trip traveled too far southeast out of our range to view again, but to our delighted surprise, ANOTHER family group of Bigg’s Killer Whales swam into U.S waters that earlier were milling southeast...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Swim Around Sucia Island

August 4, 2020

Transient Orca Swimming Around Sucia Island

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 4th, 2020 | 17:30 After seeing the T018 family group of Bigg’s Killer Whales on our 13:00 trip, Captain Sarah and I were determined to see them before they moved out of range in order to provide our sunset passengers with the same opportunity. This meant a very quick...Read more
SRKW at Sunset

July 25, 2020

Southern Resident Killer Whales Investigate San Juan Channel

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | July 25th, 2020 | 17:30 After seeing part of L-Pod foraging in the Strait of Juan de Fuca on our 13:30 trip, we hoped for our sunset trip that they would still be foraging down there to give our guests the same opportunity to see Southern Resident Killer Whales as we did...Read more

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