Bigg's Killer whales playing

July 20, 2021

2 Families of Bigg’s Killer Whale Feeding along Orcas Island

Haleigh | M/V Sea Lion | July 20, 2021 | 2:00pm For our afternoon Classic whale watching trip, the boat full of excited passengers was just the beginning to a great day! We headed inter-island to follow a report of some Bigg’s Killer Whales in Rosario Strait. Bigg’s Killer Whales are a marine...Read more
Orca Spy Hop

July 1, 2021

Gregarious Killer Whales off Waldron Island

Maxx K. | M/V Sea Lion | 07/01/2021 | 2:00 It was a gorgeous afternoon on the water today, a perfect 70 degrees and calm as could be as we left Friday harbor with a boatful of excited guests. We turned northward, heading up and through the San Juan channel following rumors of whales approaching...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

July 19, 2013

Orcas playing in front of Patos and Mount Baker

Guests of M/V Kittiwake departed the docks with Captain Jim and myself, and we headed north. We had our resident orcas move into the Salish Sea late last night/early this morning. We saw members of L pod today in front of Patos Lighthouse with Mount Baker in the background. It was the perfect...Read more