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July 10, 2021

Minke Whale Near Lopez Island!

Jordan | M/V Osprey | 07/10/2021 12:30pm The day began as Captain Brian, Naturalist Alexandria, Naturalist Haleigh and I jumped on Osprey with our guests and headed out to search the islands. We headed south down the San Juan Channel and cruised towards Cattle Pass. Along the way, we stopped and...Read more

July 10, 2021

Minke Whale Near Lopez Island!

Jordan | M/V Osprey | 07/10/2021 12:30pm The day began as Captain Brian, Naturalist Alexandria, Naturalist Haleigh and I jumped on Osprey with our guests and headed out to search the islands. We headed south down the San Juan Channel and cruised towards Cattle Pass. Along the way, we stopped and...Read more

July 9, 2021

T137s Near Lummi Island!

Jordan | M/V Osprey | 07/09/2021 5:30pm This day was absolutely wonderful. Captain Brian, Naturalist Alexandria and I booked it off the dock in our nice big vessel and headed out towards adventure. We cruised between Islands and northeast until we reached Peavine Pass. Slowly, we enjoyed the narrow...Read more

July 8, 2021

Spectacular Orca Hunting Encounter Near Anacortes!

Jordan |m/v Kestrel |07/08/2021| 2:00pm Today was definitely one of my favorite trips of the season. Just want to start by saying thank you to all my wonderful guests! Your passion and intrigue made the trip even better! The day began as Captain Eric and I headed East out of Friday Harbor, in...Read more
Bigg’s Killer Whale

July 7, 2021

Insane Sunset and Breaching Bigg’s Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 07/07/2021 | 5:30pm Today’s sunset tour started like they often do: Osprey left Friday harbor in search of whales, following up on rumors of whales nearby. I was not prepared however for just how spectacular the trip would end up being. Rumors of killer whales led us north,...Read more
Transient Orcas traveling near Lopez Island

July 7, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whales, T37A's, Avoiding Wind in Lopez Sound

Haleigh | M/V Kestrel | July 7, 2021 | 2:00pm All whale watching trips begin the same way: checking for reported visual sightings in the area, predicting the paths those cetaceans are headed, and determing if it’s viable for us to make it there given the distance and weather reports. We take into...Read more
Humpback Whale showing tail before diving for food

July 6, 2021

Humpback Whale, Divot, and her calf splashing around!

Haleigh | M/V Kestrel | July 6, 2021 | 2:00pm Our adventure tour took off as a slow ride. Cattle pass, the southernmost part of San Juan Channel squished between San Juan Island and Lopez Island, was full of fog. We drifted through at a snail's pace, eyeing from left to right for any oncoming boats...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whale

July 5, 2021

T-Party of Bigg’s Killer Whales in Boundary Pass

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 07/05/2021 | 5:30pm There were only a few people booked for our sunset trip tonight but ohh boy were they in for a treat! When we left Friday harbor we turned north towards a family of Bigg’s Killer Whales we had seen earlier that morning, the T046B’s. We followed alongside...Read more

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