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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 South of San Juan Island

June 24, 2021

Salmon Bank Socializing of Bigg's Killer Whales

Olivia | M/V Osprey | June 24th, 2021 | 12:30pm Starting off in search of whales, we always make sure to look where their food is. This means areas of upwelling or currents that are stirring up nutrients attracting small bait fish. This bait fish attracts Harbor Porpoise, Harbor Seals, and Baleen...Read more

June 24, 2021

Salmon Bank Socializing of Bigg's Killer Whales

Olivia | M/V Osprey | June 24th, 2021 | 12:30pm Starting off in search of whales, we always make sure to look where their food is. This means areas of upwelling or currents that are stirring up nutrients attracting small bait fish. This bait fish attracts Harbor Porpoise, Harbor Seals, and Baleen...Read more

June 23, 2021

Magical Minke Whale Memories

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 06/23/2021 2:00pm Today was such a gorgeous day out on the water. The waves seemed almost mystical like we were floating in a painting. The day began with Captain Brian and I jumping on the Kestrel and heading out towards the southern point of San Juan. Within the San Juan...Read more

June 22, 2021

Sparrow the Humpback

MV Osprey- 5:30- Naturalist Alexandria What a beautiful day we had onboard MV Osprey. This evening we departed Friday harbor and headed north up San Juan Channel. We had a report of a Humpback whale pretty far north but Captain Gabe and the crew decided it was worth it to her up there in hopes of...Read more

June 22, 2021

Brother Transient Orcas Circling Patos Island

What a beautiful day out on the water today! With the sun out shining and the warmth igniting our excitement, we set out for adventure. Captain Brian and I and our guests headed out of Friday Harbor on our speediest vessel and booked it up north towards the promise of potential whales. We sped past...Read more

June 21, 2021

Surprise orcas nearby!

MV Osprey- Naturalist Alexandria- Monday, June 21st, 2021- 5:30 We had a wonderful time today onboard MV Osprey. As we boarded onto this vessel we knew it was going to be a gorgeous evening. The sun was shining and as far as Washington standards go it had been a warm toasty day, and the thought of...Read more

June 21, 2021

Two Groups of Bigg's Killer Whales

Abby | Sea Lion | 6/21/2021 It was a sunny day, weather forecasted to be 75 degrees, although it felt like a blistering 90. We boarded Sea Lion in Friday Harbor, 28 smiling faces awaiting a trip through the islands. After Captain Pete and I left the dock, we cruised north through San Juan Channel,...Read more

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