Welcome to the Whale Report Blog

June 25, 2021

Heading to Henry for a Humpback!

Today was a great day to get out on the water! The sun was shining, the summer weather was upon us, and to keep with the theme of Summer- there was a Humpback whale just a short trip away! Captain Pete and I were excited that we had a report of a humpback whale in Haro Strait before our trip left,...Read more
Humpback Whale in Haro Strait

June 25, 2021

Humpback Whale Cruises the Haro Strait

Olivia | M/V Osprey | June 25th, 2021 | 12:30pm With the sunshine on our side, we immediately decided to make the decision to head north around the top of San Juan Island with some rumors of a baleen whale lurking in the air. This brought us all the way towards County Park, just north of Lime Kiln...Read more
Transient Orcas traveling near Orcas Island

June 24, 2021

The Best Kind of Mugging by 2 Bigg’s Killer Whales

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | June 24, 2021 | 5:30pm I’ll likely say this throughout the summer -- sunsets are the absolute best time to be on the water. As we leave the dock and pass in and around the islands, everything around us is either sparkling or glowing. Tonight’s excursion lived up to the magic...Read more

June 24, 2021

T-Party of Bigg’s Killer Whales in the San Juan Channel!

Maxx K. | M/V Sea Lion | 06/24/2021 | 2:00 When Sea Lion left Friday Harbor we had heard mere rumors of Killer Whales south of us in the Juan de Fuca. As we trudged through the current at Cattle Pass these rumors swiftly became a reality as blows and dorsal fins appeared on the horizon heading...Read more

June 24, 2021

Fantastic Friendly Transient Orcas Near San Juan

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 06/24/2021 2:00pm Today was spectacular. The gorgeous sunny day filled all our hearts with sunny excitement as we headed out of Friday Harbor. Captain Erick and I sped down the San Juan Channel towards the open waters of the Salmon Bank. Then, in the distance, we spotted orca...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales South of San Juan Island

June 24, 2021

Salmon Bank Socializing of Bigg's Killer Whales

Olivia | M/V Osprey | June 24th, 2021 | 12:30pm Starting off in search of whales, we always make sure to look where their food is. This means areas of upwelling or currents that are stirring up nutrients attracting small bait fish. This bait fish attracts Harbor Porpoise, Harbor Seals, and Baleen...Read more

June 24, 2021

Salmon Bank Socializing of Bigg's Killer Whales

Olivia | M/V Osprey | June 24th, 2021 | 12:30pm Starting off in search of whales, we always make sure to look where their food is. This means areas of upwelling or currents that are stirring up nutrients attracting small bait fish. This bait fish attracts Harbor Porpoise, Harbor Seals, and Baleen...Read more

June 23, 2021

Magical Minke Whale Memories

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 06/23/2021 2:00pm Today was such a gorgeous day out on the water. The waves seemed almost mystical like we were floating in a painting. The day began with Captain Brian and I jumping on the Kestrel and heading out towards the southern point of San Juan. Within the San Juan...Read more

Pages