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September 11, 2022

Adventure Tour Braves Choppy Seas for Orcas

Elle | M/V Kestrel | 9/11/2022 | 2:00PM Today's adventure tour headed south into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. On our journey towards the Olympic Peninsula, our passengers braved sea spray and choppy waters as we soared through the smoky haze. Just a few miles from Dungeness Spit, We witnessed a...Read more

September 5, 2022

Killer Whale Mania in Roche Harbor

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 09/06/2022 | 10:00am When Kestrel zoomed up towards Spieden Island, we had no idea where we’d be seeing whales, let alone if there were whales close enough around to see! A rumor of some Bigg’s Killer Whales south of Victoria was all we needed to begin making moves, speeding...Read more

September 3, 2022

Bigg’s Killer Whales the T069s in Saanich Inlet

Lauren | M/V Kestrel | 9/3/2022 | 2:00 PM Labor Day weekend is upon us, and Friday Harbor is looking just as crazy and beautiful as ever! Our 2:00 pm Adventure Tour was totally sold out. With 20 guests aboard, Captain Eric and I zipped out of Friday Harbor and took a left into San Juan Channel. Our...Read more

August 26, 2022

Wildlife and Wind Waves Whip Up an Amazing Tour

Elle | M/V Osprey | 8/26/2022 | 1:30 PM Today was a wild day close to home! On Osprey, we often spend an hour or more searching for wildlife. Today was not one of those days! On the south side of Flattop Island, we encountered a majestic bald eagle and a haul out of harbor seals with a few new pups...Read more

August 25, 2022

T019 Orcas Spend a Second Day in Strait of Georgia

Elle | M/V Osprey | 8/25/2022 | 1:30 PM Today we headed north, following a report by a few other whale watching captains. On our journey we passed through President’s Channel where we saw harbor seals and harbor porpoises swimming in the water next to our vessel. Then we crossed Boundary Pass and...Read more

August 24, 2022

T019 Orcas in the Strait of Georgia

Elle | M/V Osprey | 8/24/2022 | 1:30 PM Today’s trip was a long haul into Canada! We heard reports of Bigg’s killer whales way north and sped as fast as we could to catch up to them. Finally, north of Saturna Island we encountered two adult whales. Mom Nootka and her eldest son Galiano, named after...Read more

August 23, 2022

Sister Orcas Show Babies Around San Juans

Elle | M/V Osprey | 8/23/2022 | 1:30 PM This afternoon we took a lovely cruise up San Juan Channel and past the forested northern side of Spieden Island. As we entered the Haro Strait near Stuart Island, we were able to see huge black dorsal fins and exhalations which look like 10-ft smokestacks at...Read more