May 13, 2022

Surprise Bigg’s Killer Whales Just Outside Friday Harbor

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 05/13/2022 | 2:00pm Today was pretty dang close to perfect. It kicked off strongly as a good hour before Kestrel untied from the jetty, two bull Bigg's Killer Whales passed directly in front of Friday Harbor. I could see their tall six ft dorsal fins cut the surface of the...Read more

May 1, 2022

Playful Biggs Killer Whales and Rowdy Steller Sea Lions Off Lopez

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 05/01/2022 | 1:30pm Today was kinda perfect. Before we even began suiting up a group of Killer Whales had been picked up in the Juan de Fuca and were angled straight up towards the San Juans. We hadn’t even touched water and it was already shaping up to be a great day! We...Read more
Gray Whale near D'Arcy Island

April 24, 2022

A Fluking Gray Whale Feeds in Canadian Waters

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | April 24th, 2022 | 12:30pm Continuing our weekend stretch of beautiful weather, it made our decision to travel towards Vancouver Island that much easier. Shortly after leaving the dock, we received word that there was a Gray Whale over by D’Arcy Island. This excited us and...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in the Salish Sea

April 23, 2022

Bigg's Killer Whales Travel Along the Olympic Mountains

Olivia | M/V Osprey | April 23rd, 2022 | 12:30pm On our first Osprey trip of the season and the sunniest day of the week, we decided to head south in an effort to see some orcas down by Victoria, B.C. The beauty of this day could not be matched as we continually motored through glassy seas past...Read more

April 22, 2022

A Bigg’s Killer Whale Earth Day Extravaganza

Lauren | M/V Sea Lion | 4.24.2022 | 12:30 PM M/V Sea Lion had the most beautiful day out on the water . There ’ s nothing quite like a boat ride on a 55-degree day in Apri l . We boarded with clear skies and sunshine and knowledge of a group of Bigg’s killer whales near Tumbo Island . As we made...Read more
Male Killer Whale Surfacing

March 26, 2022

12 Biggs Killer Whales and Curious Stellers

Kelly| M/V Sea Lion | 3/26/22 | 12:30 We left the harbor with one firm whale report, a group of Biggs Killer whales by Sidney Island traveling north. The transient group was quickly heading out of our range, so we did our best to scurry out of the harbor and head their direction. It took us about...Read more

March 21, 2022

Stan the Man and the T123 Bigg’s Killer Whale Fam

Lauren | March 21st, 2022 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:30 PM We were off to a gloomy start this Monday morning, with constant rain showers and no reports of whales within our reach. As we began boarding, our luck started to turn around, the rain started to slow, and the mood brightened up. M/V Sea Lion was...Read more

Pages