Bigg's Orcas

June 7, 2018

Two Families of Bigg's Orcas Play in Admiralty Inlet!

[Monday, 6/4/18 - M/V Kestrel - 2:00PM - Naturalist Erick] On Monday, Captain Gabe and I took M/V Kestrel with a smaller group of folks out to look for amazing wildlife out in the Salish Sea. We headed south down San Juan Channel. We made our first stop at Whale Rocks situated at the entrance to...Read more
Bigg's Orcas

May 9, 2018

Bigg's Orcas Chase Steller Sea Lions at East Point (T36A's)

[Thursday, 5/3/18 - M/V Sea Lion - 12:00 - Naturalist Erick] May is here and things are beginning to feel more and more like summer. More staff are arriving back and even Captain Pete has returned from his journeys around the world. Captain Pete tagged along with us on this trip as Captain Mike and...Read more

April 9, 2018

Transient Orca Family Hunts Near Saltspring Island (T49A's)

[Sunday – 4/8/18 – 12:00 – M/V Sea Lion – Naturalist Erick] This Sunday was another cloudy and misty day here in the Pacific Northwest. Captain Brian, Rachael, and I headed out with a group of excited passengers. We headed north to go in search of whales and other exciting wildlife as well as avoid...Read more
Bigg's Orcas

April 5, 2018

Bigg's Orca Family T2C's Hunting in Spieden Channel

[Sunday, 4/1/18 – 12:00 – M/V Sea Lion – Naturalist Erick] On Sunday, we went on another fun search for wonderful wildlife in the San Juan Islands! We headed north towards Spieden Island. We made a quick stop just south of Point Caution because there were four Bald Eagles fighting over some carcass...Read more
Orca near shore

September 28, 2017

A Beautiful Day on the Water with the T 10s

A Beautiful Day on the Water with the T 10s [Naturalist Alexandria – 09/26/2017 – M/V Sea Lion – 12:00pm] What an awesome day on the water we had! Naturalist Courtney and myself were so excited to begin our trip today, as we knew our Captain had received reports of Transient, or Biggs Orcas, being...Read more
T011A "Rainy"

September 20, 2017

Magical September Whale Watch in the San Juan Islands

[Naturalist Sarah M. – 09/20/2017 – M/V Kestrel – 02:00pm] Today was the embodiment of a perfect September day in the San Juan Islands. The clouds were high and we had periodic sun with some of the smoothest water I’ve ever seen in Haro Strait and in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Sea Lions Captain...Read more