Bigg's Killer Whales in the Rosario Strait!

May 28, 2021

8 Bigg's Killer Whales Traveling in the Rosario Strait!

Laura | M/V Osprey | 5/28/2021 | 12:30 PM Today was an exciting day boating in the Rosario Strait! We headed out of Friday Harbor on M/V Osprey with Captain Gabe, Captain Pete, Olivia, me, and a boat full of excited passengers. We had a report of orcas earlier in the day and were making our way...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in the Rosario Strait!

May 28, 2021

8 Bigg's Killer Whales Traveling in the Rosario Strait!

Laura | M/V Osprey | 5/28/2021 | 12:30 PM Today was an exciting day boating in the Rosario Strait! We headed out of Friday Harbor on M/V Osprey with Captain Gabe, Captain Pete, Olivia, me, and a boat full of excited passengers. We had a report of orcas earlier in the day and were making our way...Read more
T046's near Victoria

March 7, 2019

Whales and Wildlife Spotted in the Salish Sea

Sarah | 03/07/2019 | M/V Sea Lion | 12:00pm Today we had a marvelous day exploring the Salish Sea. The day was full of wildlife and beautiful cloudscapes. This time of year we often do not have any reports when leaving Friday Harbor, but as we left the mouth of our protected home Captain Mike...Read more

June 20, 2017

Heather and Divot - Two Humpbacks in the Strait of Georgia

Lauren Fritz, Naturalist, M/V Sea Lion, 6/20/17, 1:30 pm & 5:30 pm tours Anyone who's around me long enough has fallen victim to my ramblings about how amazing humpback whales are. I spend a significant portion of my year with these whales down in Maui, one of their main breeding grounds, so it...Read more
L87 Onyx

March 4, 2017

Springtime is knocking! J Pod Back in the San Juan Islands

I often measure time in days, weeks, *gasp* months between whale encounters. In the winter orca encounters are sporadic, but as we creep into springtime there are more and more sightings and less and less time between those sweet moments. This morning I rolled out of bed, ate some breakfast, took...Read more

July 25, 2016

When You Come Across Minke Dinner Time...

M/V Kestrel has the day's reports! Today, we got to see two very interesting species of baleen whale, one a bit uncommon and the other fairly elusive. Because the Salish Sea offers the chance to see an abundance of wildlife, we never know what we're going to see out here - but days like today are...Read more

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