Playful Bigg's Killer Whales

July 4, 2021

Playful Bigg's Killer Whales Celebrate in the San Juan Islands

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | July 4th, 2021 | 14:00 We left the dock as quickly as possible today knowing that the Bigg’s Killer Whales we saw at the very end of our first trip were aiming for Canada. With Covid-19 restrictions still in place, this means we would be unable to view once they crossed that...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Visit Stuart Island

July 4, 2021

The Fourth of July Brings Bald Eagles and Bigg's Killer Whales

Olivia | M/V Kestrel | July 4th, 2021 | 10:00am Setting out this holiday morning, we were one of the first vessels in the Pacific Whale Watch Association to leave the dock in search of whales and other wildlife. Making sure to scan as many bodies of water around the salish sea as we could,...Read more
Bigg’s Killer Whale

June 19, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whales, Humpback Whale and Friday Harbor Surprise

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 06/19/2021 | 2:00pm By the time Brian and I left Friday Harbor the rumors of Killer whales north of us were consistent. With Kestrel filled with excited guests we turned northbound through San Juan Channel and up towards Stuart island. When we arrived at the Cactus Islands...Read more

June 19, 2021

Two Transient Orcas Exploring Stuart Island

Jordan Higgins | M/V Sea lion | 06/19/21 |12:30pm It was a gorgeous sunny day out in the San Juan Islands. We began in Roche Harbor as Captain Pete and I jumped on Sea Lion and headed out of Roche Harbor. We boated straight up towards Stuart Island and boated towards Turn Point Lighthouse. Just...Read more
Bigg’s Killer Whale

June 19, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whales Hunting off John’s Island

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 06/19/2021 | 9:30am Captain Brian and I started our morning without a ton of direction. However, a loose report of a few orca heading towards the US border from Canada a few hours prior was enough to send us left through the San Juan Channel, northbound. And I am glad we did...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in Salish Sea

June 10, 2021

Local Favorite Bigg's Killer Whales Swim Up San Juan Channel

Olivia | M/V Osprey | June 10th, 2021 | 12:30pm The day shifted from a cloudy, rainy morning into a beautiful sunny afternoon- just in time for our adventure trip on the zodiac. After getting everyone geared up in their exposure suits and a brief tutorial on spotting wildlife, we were off the dock...Read more
Humpback Whale Fluke

June 7, 2021

Humpback Whale Surprise off Stuart

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 06/07/2021 | 12:30 It was a beautiful day here in Friday harbor. The sun beamed down on me and Laura as we guided our guests down the dock towards Osprey where Haleigh and Gabe waited to assist them aboard. We left the harbor heading south down the San Juan Channel towards...Read more

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