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July 19, 2022

A Canadian Journey to Bigg’s Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Osprey | 07/19/2022 | 12:30pm Me oh my it was a beauty out there! There wasn't a gust of wind out on the water today and you could see blue sky clear down until the bold and beautiful Olympic Mountains. Osprey absolutely flew today, zooming up through the San Juan Channel and rounding...Read more

July 18, 2022

Biggs Killer Whales in Georgeson Pass

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 07/18/2022 | 2:00pm I had a blast on today's tour! Kestrel raced out of Friday Harbor towards the north, stopping first to admire a bald eagle that sat looming over the San Juan Channel. We ended up seeing at least eleven eagles during the duration of our tour today and I’m...Read more

July 18, 2022

"Butcher Boys" Hunt Seals

Elle | M/V Osprey | July 18, 2022 |12:30PM Today we followed reports of Bigg's killer whales up into Canada. We departed Friday Harbor and sped up to Saturna Island, hoping to find them before they left the area. Luckily, these whales got caught up with a hunt between Saturna Island, North Pender...Read more

July 17, 2022

Bigg's Killer Whale Siblings in the Rosario Strait!

MV Osprey Helena 7/17/2022 I can’t think of a better Sunday afternoon spent than on MV Osprey here in the Salish Sea! Our adventure began east through Upright Channel , the breeze was light and the sun was poking through the puffy white clouds -- perfect conditions for a day on the water. We...Read more

July 16, 2022

T49A2 and T65A3 Bigg's Killer Whale Encounter in San Juan Channel

MV Sea Lion Helena 7/16/22 What another great day on MV Sea Lion! We departed the dock at Roche Harbor and traveled south into Speiden Channel . Our first encounter of the tour was with some Harbor Seals hauled out on Center Reef in Speiden Channel . We have nearly 40,000 harbor seals in the Salish...Read more

July 16, 2022

Two teenage Orcas cruise around San Juan Island

Elle | M/V Osprey | July 16, 2022 |12:30PM We set out on a cool, cloudy day from Friday Harbor in search of wildlife. We headed down south past Cattle Point on San Juan Island and pulled up to Whale Rocks, off the western tip of Lopez Island. Here we saw a haul out of harbor seals as well as...Read more

July 15, 2022

Orcas, Sheep, and Eagles, Oh My!

Elle | M/V Kestrel | July 15, 2022 | 2:00pm We saw all sorts of wildlife on today’s adventure tour. We followed the interisland ferry route from Friday Harbor between Shaw Island and Lopez Island towards Orcas Island through Upright Channel and Harney Channel. This is where we came across two...Read more

July 15, 2022

Bigg's Killer Whales in San Juan Channel

We didn’t have to go too far to see amazing wildlife today! We started out of Friday Harbor heading North through San Juan Channel, making our way through Spring Pass in between Jones Island and Orcas Island. We got really great views of a bald eagle resting in an exposed dead tree surrounded by...Read more