Bigg’s Killer Whale

June 20, 2021

San Juan Sunset and Bigg’s Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 06/20/2021 | 5:30pm This was a spectacular evening. From the moment Osprey left Friday Harbor you could see whales. A family known as the T049A’s had worked their way up the San Juan Channel and were now aimed at Friday harbor as we exited. These Bigg’s Killer whales were...Read more
Bigg’s Killer Whale

June 16, 2021

West San Juan Island Bigg’s Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 06/16/2021 | 2:00pm We had a full boat today as we set out of Friday Harbor, heading northbound gourds murmurings of orca on the west side of the island. Almost immediately as we turned left into the San Juan Channel we spotted a Bald Eagle, perched atop a tree on our left...Read more
Humpback Whale

June 2, 2021

Big Mama is my hero.

Big Mama is my hero. Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 06/02/2021 | 2:00 Today was a classic example of how spontaneous and serendipitous whale watching here in the San Juan Islands can be. We left the harbor without a concrete plan: whales hadn’t been spotted in US waters, or if they had, they had only just...Read more

May 29, 2021

Humpback near Patos Island!

Jordan | Kestrel | 05/29/2021 What a beautiful day out on the water! Captain Brian and I took the Kestrel out of Friday Harbor and and headed north through the San Juan Channel. We heard whispers of whales up north so we boated towards the Canadian boarder. Weaving between islands, we emerged near...Read more

September 24, 2019

Playful Humpback Whales Near Stuart Island!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 09/24/19 | 12:00pm It was so nice out on the water! It was super sunny and warm, and the blue skies brightened everyone’s day! Captain Gabe and I took the Sea Lion out of Friday Harbor and headed north through the San Juan Channel. Along the way we saw our first wildlife...Read more

September 19, 2019

Tiny Humpback and a Lovely Orca Surprise!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 09/19/19 | 11:00am What an incredible day! Captain Gabe and I took the Kestrel out into the foggy depths of the San Juan channel and up towards the north. We could hardly see the outline of Spedien Island as we approached! We boated near the island and found hundreds of...Read more

September 12, 2019

Three Humpbacks Swimming Near San Juan!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 09/12/19 | 11:00am Today was sure an adventurous day! Captain Pete and I took the Kestrel out of Friday Harbor and headed south down through the San Juan Channel. Once we reached the southern tip of San Juan, we spotted Cattle Point lighthouse as we neared a rock full of...Read more

August 22, 2019

Two Transient Pods Near Pender!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 08/22/19 | 5:30pm Today had a great start as Captain Sarah and I headed out of the harbor with only 8 people on the boat! There was definitely a nice amount of space for everyone to spread out and enjoy the evening! We heard reports from up north of some whales! So, we...Read more

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