Bigg's Killer Whales off the West Side

June 16, 2021

Two Families of Bigg's Killer Whales Feed off False Bay

Olivia | M/V Osprey | June 16th, 2021 | 12:30pm Another clear day graced us with the presence of Mount Rainier beaming high atop the Puget Sound to the south. We set off with the volcano guiding our way, passing Harbor Porpoises swimming outside Upright Channel. Passing Cattle Point Lighthouse and...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near Whidbey Island

August 15, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Pass Along Whidbey Island

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | August 15th, 2020 | 13:00 With Mount Baker standing tall and a warm breeze lightly drifting over the water, we started our long haul towards Whidbey Island in an attempt to see some Bigg’s Killer Whales. Leaving the dock, these 8 individuals were originally just south of...Read more

March 22, 2014

Predictions call for a Good Salmon Year

Spring has sprung in the Pacific North West and everyone is ready to get back on the water! With our first Whale Watch and Wildlife Tour in two weeks time, we are all hoping for a great season. Recent predictions concerning salmon runs should contribute to another wonderful summer. Canada is...Read more

July 20, 2013

Amazing Night with Transients and Residents!

Blogging is always so much easier as a naturalist when you have amazing trips. I must say, I have been extremely fortunate throughout the 2013 season in having great trips. Tonight was another one of those top five best nights. Our Southern Resident Killer Whales surprised us all, as they usually...Read more

July 15, 2013

"Spirited" Whales and Wildlife of All Sorts!

Today was a beautiful day to be on the water with plenty of action, and Caitlin, Captain Mike and I were out to experience it all! We left the dock and headed out to the south end of San Juan Island. As we went through Cattle Pass, there was a plethora of wildlife to be scene. A mated pair of Bald...Read more

July 12, 2013

Orcas All Around!

We headed south today and kept high spirits through the cloudy, cold weather. It wasn't long before we saw our Harbor Seals and Steller Seal Lion at Cattle Pass! The Stellers never cease to amazing me with their size! These guys are just huge, weighing in at almost two ton. After watching the seals...Read more