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Bigg's Killer Whales in Salish Sea

June 10, 2021

Local Favorite Bigg's Killer Whales Swim Up San Juan Channel

Olivia | M/V Osprey | June 10th, 2021 | 12:30pm The day shifted from a cloudy, rainy morning into a beautiful sunny afternoon- just in time for our adventure trip on the zodiac. After getting everyone geared up in their exposure suits and a brief tutorial on spotting wildlife, we were off the dock...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales Hunting Near San Juan Island

June 10, 2021

Bigg's Killer Whales Throw a Carcass Around San Juan Channel!

Laura | M/V Osprey | 6/10/2021 | 12:30 PM Summer is here in the Salish Sea! We had an awesome trip with 4 Bigg’s killer whales southbound in San Juan Channel! It is not common for us to have orcas right outside of Friday Harbor, but if the stars align and our vessel departs as whales are passing by...Read more
Transient Killer Whales near Spieden Island

June 9, 2021

Sunset Cruise with 8 Bigg's Killer Whales

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | June 9, 2021 | 5:30pm Our Wednesday night sunset tour began with us racing north up San Juan Channel to catch the reported 8 Bigg’s Killer Whales before they crossed the US-Canadian Border. We witnessed this same group hours earlier at the Southern end of San Juan Island, and...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whale Breaching

June 9, 2021

Feeding Bigg's Killer Whales near San Juan Island

Olivia | M/V Osprey | June 9th, 2021 | 12:30pm Heading south through San Juan Channel, we started our whale watching adventure by checking in on a whale rumor in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. By the time we passed Cattle Point Lighthouse, we caught sight of black dorsal fins on the southwest side of...Read more
Transient Orcas traveling in the Salish Sea

June 8, 2021

5 Bigg’s Killer Whales Zipping Through the Salish Sea

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | 06/08/2021 | 12:30pm Today’s trip was spectacular! We departed North out of Friday Harbor through San Juan Channel. We traveled into President Channel where we spotted vessels gathered near the Canadian Border and Patos Island. The currents were flowing and rippling due to...Read more
Humpback Whale Fluke

June 7, 2021

Humpback Whale Surprise off Stuart

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 06/07/2021 | 12:30 It was a beautiful day here in Friday harbor. The sun beamed down on me and Laura as we guided our guests down the dock towards Osprey where Haleigh and Gabe waited to assist them aboard. We left the harbor heading south down the San Juan Channel towards...Read more

June 5, 2021

Humpback Whale Found Near East Point!

Laura | M/V Osprey | 6/4/2021| 12:30 It was a wonderful day out in the Salish Sea this afternoon! We headed north through San Juan Channel and started looking for all the prey items of our Bigg’s killer whales, like seals, sea lions and harbor porpoises! We searched through Spieden Channel and...Read more

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