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June 21, 2021

Whales, whales, and more whales!

MV Osprey- Naturalist Alexandria- Monday, June 21st, 202- 12:30 We had a wonderful time today onboard MV Osprey. As we boarded onto this vessel we knew it was going to be a gorgeous day. The sun was shining and as far as Washington standards go it was a warm toasty day, and the thought of being out...Read more
Bigg’s Killer Whale

June 20, 2021

San Juan Sunset and Bigg’s Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 06/20/2021 | 5:30pm This was a spectacular evening. From the moment Osprey left Friday Harbor you could see whales. A family known as the T049A’s had worked their way up the San Juan Channel and were now aimed at Friday harbor as we exited. These Bigg’s Killer whales were...Read more

June 20, 2021

T049A Bigg's Killer Whale Matriline Outside Friday Harbor!

Abby | Kestrel | 6/20/2021 Captain Brian, Captain Eric, and I left Friday Harbor looking for the same matriline that we saw this morning. On the way, we saw some new harbor seal pups off Turn Island. Somehow, we had amazing luck right after this viewing, because some Bigg’s killer whales were right...Read more

June 20, 2021

Summer Day with Transient Orcas Close to the Harbor!

Jordan Higgins | M/V Sea lion | 06/20/21 |2:00pm Today was one of my favorite trips of the season! Thank you so much to all my guests for being wonderful human beings with inquisitive minds and great questions. The day began with sunshine and a wonderful, warm summer’s breeze. We gathered on the...Read more

June 20, 2021

Bigg's Killer Whales on the West Side

Abby | Kestrel | 6/20/2021 Once again, we had the A/B team, Abby (me!) and Captain Brian. We had already been out on the water prior to our trip, and rumors of orcas rang in our ears. Apparently, there were three Bigg’s killer whales near the Orcas Island ferry terminal dock, so we zoomed over in...Read more
Bigg’s Killer Whale

June 19, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whales, Humpback Whale and Friday Harbor Surprise

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 06/19/2021 | 2:00pm By the time Brian and I left Friday Harbor the rumors of Killer whales north of us were consistent. With Kestrel filled with excited guests we turned northbound through San Juan Channel and up towards Stuart island. When we arrived at the Cactus Islands...Read more

June 19, 2021

Two Transient Orcas Exploring Stuart Island

Jordan Higgins | M/V Sea lion | 06/19/21 |12:30pm It was a gorgeous sunny day out in the San Juan Islands. We began in Roche Harbor as Captain Pete and I jumped on Sea Lion and headed out of Roche Harbor. We boated straight up towards Stuart Island and boated towards Turn Point Lighthouse. Just...Read more

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