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Humpback Whale showing tail before diving for food

August 15, 2021

Humpback Mama, Divot, Traveling with her Calf

Haleigh | M/V Kestrel | August 15, 2021 | 2:00pm As we loaded M/V Kestrel and shoved off there was excitement in the air - the search for whales had begun! We headed north towards Canadian waters, and although we expected choppy waters we had nothing but smooth sailing. The puffy white clouds...Read more
Bigg's killer whales and a fiery sunset

August 14, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whales, T18’s, and a smoky, fiery sunset

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | August 14, 2021 | 5:30pm With intense fires burning throughout the west coast, smoky skies are spreading hundreds of miles. Here in the Salish Sea, the burnt skies finally reached us. As we departed for our sunset tour, the amber haze made the islands feel like a new place...Read more

August 14, 2021

Power Pod Sighting with the T18s Near Sucia!

Today was great! I was incredibly excited when I first heard that the T18s were in the area. This powerful pod consists of 4 massive whales: Two adult males and 2 females. The pod is led by the matriach and grandmother named "Esperanza" followed by her daughter "Nootka" and her two grandchildren "...Read more

August 12, 2021

Three Rebellious Teenagers; A Biggs Killer Whale Encounter

Abby | M/V Osprey | 8/11/2021 Naturalist Jordan, Captain Gabe, and I set out on an adventure to find some orcas. We had already seen them on our first trip, but they were still quite far at this point. We decided to take a gamble and press on towards Canadian waters, hopeful they would...Read more

August 11, 2021

3 Orcas in Canada!!

Jordan | M/V Osprey | 08/11/2021 12:30pm Today, my adventurous spirit came out as we motored out to sea and into Canadian waters for one of the first times in two years!! We all felt so excited. It all started when the Abby, Maxx, Captain Gabe and I jumped on Osprey with our guests and headed north...Read more

August 10, 2021

Breaching Biggs Killer Whales At Sunset

Abby | M/V Osprey | 8/10/2021 It was our second tour of the day and so far no orcas had been within our range. That was all about to change, however, as a new matriline I had never seen before was trending northeast past Victoria. We could potentially make it in time if they didn’t change direction...Read more

August 10, 2021

Raptor Found in the Deep North!

Today was quite the adventure as Abby, Cayla, Captain Gabe and I headed to Canada for the first time in 2 years!! It was a fantastic change in perspective as we crossed the border and entered a whole new world! Going up through the San Juan Channel, around Waldron Island and towards Saturna Island...Read more