September 25, 2022

Humpback Plays at Eagle Cove Beach

Elle | M/V Osprey | 9/25/2022 | 12:30PM Today on our vessel, M/V Osprey, we headed south to search for a humpback whale. As we headed down San Juan Channel, we got some quick looks at five-foot harbor porpoises on both sides of our boat. In Cattle Pass, right next to Cattle Point Lighthouse, Goose...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

July 31, 2022

A Long-Distance, Epic Pursuit of Orca Whales!

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | July 31, 2022 | 12:30pm As we headed off the dock on a beautiful warm day, we received an early report of Bigg’s Orca Whales… but they were running away from us. The T37A’s were making a run for it out the Strait of Juan de fuca, towards the open ocean. The only question was...Read more

July 13, 2022

Humpback Whale “Split Fluke” in Haro Strait

Lauren | M/V Osprey | 6/13/2022 |12:30PM M/V Osprey left the dock with sunny skies this Wednesday afternoon. We took a right out of Friday Harbor and headed south towards Cattle Pass. We slowed to view a bald eagle and some harbor seals before cruising over to Whale Rocks to see some Steller’s Sea...Read more

October 11, 2021

Humpback Whales Preparing for Migration

Haleigh | M/V Sea Lion | October 11, 2021 | 12:00 pm Humpback whales have been sighted almost every day somewhere in the Salish Sea this fall. As we made our way south today, we were scanning for the large blows out in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Continuing in a southwest direction, we were hoping...Read more

October 9, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whales Outside of Friday Harbor, San Juan Island!

Haleigh | M/V Sea Lion | October 9, 2021 | 12:00 pm For today’s whale sightings, we didn’t have to go too far! We left Friday Harbor pointed North through San Juan Channel where we were united with a family of Bigg’s Killer Whales . Within the group was T60 (Panthera) and three of her five living...Read more

September 19, 2021

Mugged by the T99’s Bigg’s Killer Whales

Haleigh | M/V Kestrel | September 19, 2021 | 2:00 pm Our adventure tour took place on one of the beautiful, crisps fall days in the San Juan Islands. With calm conditions in the channels, we directed our boat towards a report of killer whales westbound. One our way, we stopped by a haul-out of...Read more
Transient Orcas traveling near Lopez Island

September 16, 2021

Call Your Grandma!

Haleigh | M/V Sea Lion | September 16, 2021 | 2:00 pm Family ties are incredibly important for many animals. Staying connected with your relatives is a way for information and culture to be passed down. For killer whales, older relatives act as a necessary resource for learning how to be an orca in...Read more