Biggs Killer Whales Breaching

July 29, 2021

Playdate with +10 Bigg’s Killer Whales and multiple families!

Haleigh | M/V Kestrel | July 29, 2021 | 2:00pm I feel grateful for every day I spend on the water. On certain trips like today, it makes me think we all had some good karma in our favor. Calm waters and sunny weather made for an enjoyable departure headed inter-island. Passing through Orcas Island...Read more
Bigg’s Killer Whale

June 15, 2021

Surprise Bigg’s Killer Whales off Orcas

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 06/16/2021 | 2:00pm Today was yet again, another prime example of how unpredictable and serendipitous a whale watch can be out here on the Salish sea. Kestrel left Friday harbor heading north. We weaved between Jones Island and veering right to pass between Orcas and Waldron...Read more

July 18, 2019

Orcas Near Orcas Island!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 07/18/19 | 11:00am What am amazing morning! Captain Brian and I took the Kestrel out of Friday Harbor and headed towards reports of orcas! We boated south of Shaw Island across the south shores of Orcas Island, intertwining through Peavine Pass and then up Rosario Strait. We...Read more

July 19, 2012

Words Cannot Describe the Awesomeness

I cannot even put into words how amazing, awesome, exhilarating, and fun this afternoon’s trip was. Seriously, words cannot describe the whales, but I’ll do my best share this experience. We left Friday Harbor heading east with reports of whales in Rosario Strait. This is the first thing that...Read more