September 27, 2021

9 Biggs Killer Whales Amidst Ocean Swells and Rainbows

Abby | M/V Kestrel | 2pm | 9/27/2021 Captain Gabe and I haven’t been on Kestrel together for a long time, and for that reason we knew it was going to be a great day. We left the dock with the only sighting report of the day, which was a long shot… but we were determined to make it work. We zipped...Read more

August 19, 2021

2 Pods Mingling Near Victoria!

Jordan | M/V Sea Lion | 08/19/2021 2:00pm So nice to get out on the boat! Captain Pete and I grabbed our guests and headed out to sea. We heard whispers of something exciting happening over in Canada so we headed out to find out what the commotion was about. We headed south and passed cattle point...Read more

July 30, 2021

Bigg's Killer Whales Seen by Admiralty Inlet!

Laura | M/V Kestrel | 7/30/2021 | 2:00PM Today was an outstanding day out on the water! We headed southbound through San Juan Channel after receiving a land-based report of orcas being spotted all the way near Port Townsend! Our Captain Brian made the announcement that it would be a long bumpy...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales

July 19, 2021

Carousel of Bigg’s Killer Whales in the Juan De Fuca

Maxx K. | M/V Sea Lion | 07/19/2021 | 2:00pm The crew was stoked for our afternoon trip today. Captain Pete and I joined Haleigh on Sea Lion, stoked for the afternoon given the reports from various morning tours. We left Friday Harbor heading out towards the Juan de Fuca and towards rumors of a T-...Read more

July 15, 2021

The T065A's are "Bigg" Instigators of Curiosity

Abby | Kestrel | 7/15/2021 As if I thought my orca encounters couldn’t get any better, BAM! Today happened… I suited up in fleece-lined pants, ready to take on the wind and waves that were about to disenchant the calm, put-together look I had so carefully compiled this morning. Weather reports came...Read more

June 24, 2021

Fantastic Friendly Transient Orcas Near San Juan

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 06/24/2021 2:00pm Today was spectacular. The gorgeous sunny day filled all our hearts with sunny excitement as we headed out of Friday Harbor. Captain Erick and I sped down the San Juan Channel towards the open waters of the Salmon Bank. Then, in the distance, we spotted orca...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales off the West Side

June 16, 2021

Two Families of Bigg's Killer Whales Feed off False Bay

Olivia | M/V Osprey | June 16th, 2021 | 12:30pm Another clear day graced us with the presence of Mount Rainier beaming high atop the Puget Sound to the south. We set off with the volcano guiding our way, passing Harbor Porpoises swimming outside Upright Channel. Passing Cattle Point Lighthouse and...Read more

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