August 13, 2022

Sea Otters and Bigg's Killer Whales in the Rosario

8/13/2022 MV Kestrel 2pm Helena MV Kestrel departed Friday Harbor for our afternoon tour with a fantastic view of Mount Baker off of our bow. As members of the Pacific Whale Watch Association, we are in constant communication with both American and Canadian vessels throughout the Salish Sea in...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Traveling

June 25, 2022

Salish Sea Sunset with Bigg’s Killer Whales

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | June 25, 2022 | 5:30 pm Summer is finally here! We’re experiencing our first string of warm, sunny days now that the end of June is nearing and the whales were here for it, too! For today’s Classic Wildlife and Whale Watching tour, sunset edition, we left the dock to see the...Read more
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 Whales

July 28, 2021

Bigg’s Family Reunion in the Rosario Strait!

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 07/28/2021 | 2:00pm Kestrel zoomed out of Friday Harbor and began racing towards the mainland, wrapping up and over Lopez and down and around between Blakey and Decatur Islands. It has been a week or two since I’ve been on Kestrel and I’ve forgotten how fast this vessel can...Read more

July 28, 2021

Orca Whales AND a Humpback Whale! Double Delight!

Jordan | M/V Osprey | 07/28/2021 12:30pm What a fantastic day out on the water! Somewhere wore their lucky whale socks because we saw not only one but two different species of whales!! As the crew and I headed down south, we passed through the San Juan Channel. As we scanned the Lopez Island...Read more
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
Bigg's Killer whales playing

July 20, 2021

2 Families of Bigg’s Killer Whale Feeding along Orcas Island

Haleigh | M/V Sea Lion | July 20, 2021 | 2:00pm For our afternoon Classic whale watching trip, the boat full of excited passengers was just the beginning to a great day! We headed inter-island to follow a report of some Bigg’s Killer Whales in Rosario Strait. Bigg’s Killer Whales are a marine...Read more

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