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July 14, 2022

Two Male Bigg's Killer Whales' Interisland Cruise

Elle | M/V Osprey | July 14, 2022 |12:30PM Today our passengers soaked up the sun as we followed the ferry route throuh the San Juan Islands towards a report of some orca whales. We passed between islands and admired the contstruction work of a pair of bald eagles as we passed by a nest on Lopez...Read more

July 13, 2022

Humpback Whale “Split Fluke” in Haro Strait

Lauren | M/V Osprey | 6/13/2022 |12:30PM M/V Osprey left the dock with sunny skies this Wednesday afternoon. We took a right out of Friday Harbor and headed south towards Cattle Pass. We slowed to view a bald eagle and some harbor seals before cruising over to Whale Rocks to see some Steller’s Sea...Read more

July 10, 2022

The Adventures of Two Teenage Bigg’s Killer Whales

Haleigh | M/V Kestrel | July 10, 2022 | 10:00am & 2:00pm 10:00am As we departed from Friday Harbor on today’s adventure tour, we reviewed the many possibilities of wildlife we could spot and some of the tips and tricks in identifying each individual. We memorized the 15-20 foot spout of a...Read more

July 9, 2022

Humpback Mom and Calf in the Haro Strait

7/9/2022 Helena MV Kestrel 2pm The adventure tour this afternoon went north up San Juan Channel , through Speiden Channel and off the western coast of Stuart Island where we encountered not one but two Humpback Whales ! This duo was actually a mother and her calf and the two were taking long (10-...Read more

July 8, 2022

Biggs Killer Whales in Boundary Pass

July 8 th , 2022 Abby Dahl 2pm Kestrel Captain Gabe and I zipped out of the harbor with hopes of seeing some Biggs killer whales spotted in Boundary Pass; the same group we saw that morning. They were the T065A’s, my favorite matriline in all the Salish Sea, quite possibly my favorite whales in the...Read more