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Bigg's Killer Whales Swim North of Sucia Island

September 11, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whale Family Scares Steller's Sea Lions

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | September 11th, 2020 | 13:00 This smokey, yellow day started off a bit eerie in the San Juans due to the wildfires in Oregon, Washington, and California. We did not let this stop us from heading out in the water in search of wildlife that could be milling around. Shortly...Read more
Bigg's Orcas

September 9, 2020

Trip to Deception Pass and Watching the T37A Bigg's Orcas Hunt!

Erick | M/V Kestrel | Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | 2:00PM September is here! This is one of my favorite months here. Things slow down quickly after Labor Day and the weather seemingly steels itself for the coming autumn. Captain Brian and I took a group out on M/V Kestrel on this warm and calm...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales near San Juan Island

September 8, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whale Family Hangs at Hein Bank

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | September 8th, 2020 | 13:00 Leaving the dock today, we did not let the smoke tear down our spirits as we headed south through San Juan Channel. Reaching Cattle Pass, we heard rumors of Bigg’s Killer Whales southwest of Hein Bank and decided to aim there with our best chances...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in Haro Strait

September 7, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Swim into Haro Strait

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | September 7th, 2020 | 13:00 We left the dock today with no reports of whales in the area, a normal start with boats all leaving within the same hour out searching throughout the Salish Sea. Heading north towards boundary pass, we caught word through the Pacific Whale Watch...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Off Spieden Island

September 6, 2020

A Raw Moment with Bigg's Killer Whales near San Juan Island

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | Septemeber 6th, 2020 | 13:00 The best thing about viewing wildlife is the pure fact that they are WILD! Every behavior is based on their timeline and comprised of raw moments they would be partaking in with or without us in the vicinity. That means, some days we travel...Read more
Breaching Southern Resident killer whale

September 5, 2020

Southern Resident Killer Whales near San Juan Island

Sarah | 09/05/2020 | M/V Kestrel | 10:00am & 02:00pm We had quite the day on the Salish Sea! With early-morning shore-reports of orcas heading into some fog around San Juan Island, Captain Gabe and I left the harbor for our first tour hoping that we could find those elusive animals. We decided...Read more
Southern Resident Killer Whales Swim into the Salish Sea

September 5, 2020

A Moment in History with the Southern Resident Killer Whales

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | September 5th, 2020 | 13:30 Leaving Friday Harbor and setting out south to find whales, we had no idea we would be part of such a unique moment in history. We started the long trek through the Strait of Juan de Fuca with Mount Baker peering down at us and Harbor Porpoise...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in Strait of Juan de Fuca

September 4, 2020

Bigg's Killer Whales Travel Across the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | September 4th, 2020 | 13:30 Leaving the dock, we were lucky enough to receive some whale rumors far south in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Attempting to give our passengers the best possibility of seeing whales, we decided to follow this rumor and head straight south. Coming...Read more

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