September 24, 2022

Humpback Party in Strait of Juan de Fuca

Elle | M/V Kestrel | 9/24/2022 | 2:00PM Today's adventure tour started in Friday Harbor. From there, we headed south in San Juan Channel. We made our first stop at Goose Island in Cattle Pass. This island is surrounded by bull kelp, an essential part of the ecosystem here in the Salish Sea, and one...Read more

September 23, 2022

T60 Brothers Cruise Strait of Juan de Fuca

Elle | M/V Sea Lion | 9/23/2022 | 1:30PM Today, on M/V Sea Lion, we headed south to try to catch a glimpse of some orca whales which had been reported in the strait of Juan de Fuca. We headed south through San Juan Channel, past Cattle Point Lighthouse, and into the strait. After a nice, long...Read more

September 17, 2022

Minke Whale and Surprise Orcas

Elle | M/V Osprey | 9/17/2022 | 1:30PM Today we headed out of the harbor with no whale sightings reported nearby. Because none of the whales in this area have tags that report their location, we rely on our own visiual sightings and our partners in the Pacific Whale Watch Association to find...Read more

September 11, 2022

Adventure Tour Braves Choppy Seas for Orcas

Elle | M/V Kestrel | 9/11/2022 | 2:00PM Today's adventure tour headed south into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. On our journey towards the Olympic Peninsula, our passengers braved sea spray and choppy waters as we soared through the smoky haze. Just a few miles from Dungeness Spit, We witnessed a...Read more

August 25, 2022

T019 Orcas Spend a Second Day in Strait of Georgia

Elle | M/V Osprey | 8/25/2022 | 1:30 PM Today we headed north, following a report by a few other whale watching captains. On our journey we passed through President’s Channel where we saw harbor seals and harbor porpoises swimming in the water next to our vessel. Then we crossed Boundary Pass and...Read more

August 24, 2022

T019 Orcas in the Strait of Georgia

Elle | M/V Osprey | 8/24/2022 | 1:30 PM Today’s trip was a long haul into Canada! We heard reports of Bigg’s killer whales way north and sped as fast as we could to catch up to them. Finally, north of Saturna Island we encountered two adult whales. Mom Nootka and her eldest son Galiano, named after...Read more

August 23, 2022

Sister Orcas Show Babies Around San Juans

Elle | M/V Osprey | 8/23/2022 | 1:30 PM This afternoon we took a lovely cruise up San Juan Channel and past the forested northern side of Spieden Island. As we entered the Haro Strait near Stuart Island, we were able to see huge black dorsal fins and exhalations which look like 10-ft smokestacks at...Read more