Transient Orcas and Mount Baker

June 16, 2021

7 Bigg’s Killer Whales Cruising During the Sunset

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | June 16, 2021 | 5:30pm Sunset is my favorite time of day. We depated from the harbor and into the warm, golden sunlight reflecting on the calm waters in San Juan Channel. Guests spotted the shiny, chocolate chip-shaped dorsal fins of harbor porpoise gliding through the...Read more
Gray Whale near Cattle Point

June 12, 2021

Gray Whale Feeding and a Fluking near Cattle Point

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | June 13, 2021 | 5:30pm Our sunset trip began traveling south through San Juan Channel. Visibility was great with the surrounding landscape crisply defined. We could see Koma Kulshan (Mount Baker) off of our Port (left side), Mount Rainier straight ahead down through the...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whale Breaching

June 9, 2021

Feeding Bigg's Killer Whales near San Juan Island

Olivia | M/V Osprey | June 9th, 2021 | 12:30pm Heading south through San Juan Channel, we started our whale watching adventure by checking in on a whale rumor in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. By the time we passed Cattle Point Lighthouse, we caught sight of black dorsal fins on the southwest side of...Read more
Transient Orcas traveling in the Salish Sea

June 8, 2021

5 Bigg’s Killer Whales Zipping Through the Salish Sea

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | 06/08/2021 | 12:30pm Today’s trip was spectacular! We departed North out of Friday Harbor through San Juan Channel. We traveled into President Channel where we spotted vessels gathered near the Canadian Border and Patos Island. The currents were flowing and rippling due to...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whale Spy Hopping

June 4, 2021

5 Playful Bigg's Killer Whales Putting on a Show!

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | 06/04/2021 | 5:30 pm Our Friday evening sunset tour began as we traveled north up San Juan Channel hoping to find Bigg’s killer whales. Earlier reports showed this pod traveling south through the Strait of Georgia, allowing us to time our arrival with them right around Matia...Read more

June 3, 2021

Five Bigg's Killer Whales South of Cattle Point!

Abby | Osprey | 6/3/2021 We sprinted out of Friday Harbor, southbound. Wind was as high as the hype since orcas were spotted just south of Lopez Island. I passed through guests, smiles gracefully scattered along the railings, awaiting black fins cutting through the water. There they were. Our not-...Read more

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