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T137A's Traveling in Rosario Strait

August 9, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whales all around San Juan Islands

Haleigh | M/V Kestrel | August 09, 2021 | 2:00pm For our afternoon adventure tour, we departed from Friday Harbor ready to find some wildlife and enjoy the beautiful day! We traveled inter island in pursuit of a reported group of killer whales traveling in Rosario strait. The calm, glassy waters...Read more

August 9, 2021

Two Biggs Killer Whale Matrilines Cut Through Glassy Waters

Abby | M/V Sea Lion | 8/9/2021 As usual, Captain Pete and I have the best luck. With multiple matrilines traveling through the islands, we had our pick of the pod. We decided to travel towards the T037A’s, one of my favorite Biggs killer whale family groups, which has a total of six members,...Read more

August 7, 2021

Three Biggs Killer Whale Teenagers

Abby | M/V Sea Lion | 8/7/2021 Captain Pete and I pushed off the dock, sun beaming through the morning clouds and drizzle that covered the island. Moving through the mist that morning was like moving through the breath of a whale on a foggy fall day, a glimpse of what was to come. We headed north...Read more
Humpback Whale showing tail before diving

August 4, 2021

4 year-old Humpback Whale, Valiant, found in Presidents Channel

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | August 04, 2021 | 5:30pm Each departure from the harbor, we set out to find as much wildlife as we can! We are in communication with other whale watchers and vessels on the water to ensure we can each create some of the best experiences the Salish sea has to offer. Though it...Read more

August 3, 2021

Sunset with Humpback Whales!

Jordan | M/V Osprey | 08/03/2021 5:30pm What a beautiful day out on the water! Naturalist Laura, Haleigh and I headed out of the harbor and headed north through San Juan Channel. We looked and looked for any signs of blows or fins when all of a sudden we hear guests shouting "blow!!" We look...Read more

August 3, 2021

Humpback Pair Travel Down San Juan Channel!

Laura | M/V Osprey | 8/3/2021 | 5:30PM Today was one of the best humpback encounters I have experienced in quite a while! We left the dock headed northbound through San Juan Channel and it was only about 10 minutes before we spotted some blows! A young boy named Oliver looked close to the shoreline...Read more
Humpback Whale surfacing for air

July 31, 2021

Humpback Surprise by Waldron Island

Haleigh | M/V Kestrel | July 31, 2021 | 2:00pm We started our Saturday afternoon trip moving north through the San Juan Channel. We reached a small island called Skipjack to find two dozen harbor seals hauled out along the shoreline! Some of them were playing in the kelp beds while most lay in a...Read more

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