Bigg's Killer Whales

August 22, 2019

Two Families of Bigg's Killer Whales North of Sidney Island!

Laura C. | M/V Kestrel | 8/22/2019 | 11:00am, 3:00pm It was an outstanding day aboard M/V Kestrel! Captain Pete touched base with other whale-watching vessels in the area and received reports of two families of Bigg’s killer whales traveling northwest from Sidney Island to Satellite Channel!...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in the Salish Sea!

August 12, 2019

Wildlife Galore in the Salish Sea!!

Laura C. | M/V Kestrel | 8/12/2019 | 11:00am Today was such a wonderful day out on the water! M/V Kestrel headed to Flattop Island for our first stop to appreciate the diverse wildlife in the area! There, we found some harbor porpoises, harbor seals and bald eagles! A harbor seal was making a lot...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales

August 7, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales a Few Miles from Friday Harbor!

Laura C. | M/V Sea Lion | 8/7/2019 | 1:30pm Today’s whale watch was outstanding! With Captain Pete behind the helm, M/V Sea Lion ventured eastbound to see some Bigg’s killer whales! We were so happy to find the T019s so close to Friday Harbor, right around Blakely, Shaw, and Orcas Island! This...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Near Stewart!

August 6, 2019

Bigg's Killer Whales Surround Stewart Island!!

Laura C. | M/V Sea Lion | 8/6/2019 | 5:30pm Our evening wildlife cruise aboard M/V Sea Lion was spectacular! We all anxiously made our way out of Friday Harbor as quickly as possible because we heard reports of orcas traveling south from Boundary Pass to Stewart Island!! It is so exciting to hear...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Feed Near Patos

August 2, 2019

What's on the Menu Tonight? Killer Whales Dine Near Patos Island!

Laura C. | 8/2/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30pm Today was a prime example of marine mammal hunting specialists at work! We made our way north on M/V Sea Lion towards Patos Island to find killer whales enjoying an afternoon meal! Our Bigg’s killer whales closely circled a carcass and passed it around to...Read more

July 20, 2019

Breathing and Breaching Bigg's!!!

Laura C. | 7/20/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 1:30/5:30pm Today was a perfect day out on the water, filled with glorious wildlife! Our first trip aboard M/V Sea Lion was wonderful, consisting of harbor seals, porpoises and Bigg’s killer whales! An adorable harbor seal popped up on the port side of our...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales

July 19, 2019

Hungry Humpbacks and Tail Slapping Transients!

Laura C. | 7/19/2019 | M/V Kestrel | 11:00am Today was absolutely exquisite on M/V Kestrel! We had such a great time observing all the diverse wildlife found in the Salish Sea! Our Captain Gabe rounded the bend out of Friday Harbor and we already had our first sighting, a bald eagle! This eagle...Read more

July 18, 2019

Orcas Near Orcas Island!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 07/18/19 | 11:00am What am amazing morning! Captain Brian and I took the Kestrel out of Friday Harbor and headed towards reports of orcas! We boated south of Shaw Island across the south shores of Orcas Island, intertwining through Peavine Pass and then up Rosario Strait. We...Read more

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