Killer Whales near Prevost Island Humpback Whale in Boundary Pass

July 8, 2019

Dual Whale Day in Boundary Pass

Olivia | July 8th, 2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am Captain Pete and I started off the trip by heading north towards Boundary Pass where we caught word of some potential whale sightings. On our way there we decided to stop at White Rocks and catch a glimpse at some Harbor Seals. Did you know that...Read more

June 16, 2018

Residents, Transients, Humpbacks!

Captain Mike and I were up early today and excited to see what was out there! Southern resident orcas had been hanging around the islands for the past couple of days and we could not wait to get a better look at them! We, along with our 11 smiling guests, headed down San Juan Channel to go look for...Read more

June 7, 2016

105 Year Old Whale Spotted Vacationing at Point Roberts

Sometimes we forget that when going on a whale watch we are observing wild animals, in their natural habitat, performing their natural behaviors. This is what makes whale watches so exciting and unique, but it is also an added challenge. Every day our trips are dictated by the movement and...Read more
Male Transient Orca in Haro Strait

April 16, 2016

Transient Killer Whales Tango in Haro Straight (T086A's)

Some days you just get lucky. In April, the orcas are a little harder to predict. The Southern Resident Killer Whales who eat fish are always in and out traveling long distances to find the best fishing spots in the spring, whereas in the summer they usually follow a regular pattern of following...Read more
A Transient Killer Whale, T137A, gets curious after hunting

March 27, 2016

T137s Transient Orcas outside Friday Habor!!!

March on San Juan Island usually means lots of rain. This Saturday, though we had a small, sunny break in the rainy forecast which reminded us that summer is just around the corner. Coincidentally so are the killer whales. We turned south out of the harbor with myself, Naturalist Kev, and Captain...Read more

July 6, 2014

Celebrities ...

After the amazing encounters that we had yesterday, I wasn't sure the trip today would be able to compare, but boy was I wrong! When we first headed out, we had an awesome surprise: a juvenile humpback surface a couple hundred yards in the distance by Roche Harbor. It went about feeding and showing...Read more