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July 8, 2022

Family of Bigg's Killer Whales near Saturna Island

Elle | M/V Osprey | July 8, 2022 |12:30PM Today we made our way up to Canada following reports of a family of Bigg’s killer whales near Saturna Island. On our journey, we got to see a few harbor porpoises pop up in the San Juan Channel. We found a group of seven orca whales towards the eastern end...Read more

July 8, 2022

T065A's; A Biggs Killer Whale Matriline

July 8 th , 2022 Abby Dahl 10am Kestrel Captain Gabe and I zipped out of the harbor with hopes of seeing some Biggs killer whales spotted north. Rumor had it that they were the T065A’s, my favorite matriline in all the Salish Sea, quite possibly my favorite whales in the entire world. The T065A’s...Read more

July 7, 2022

Lone Bigg's Killer Whale near Waldron Island

Elle | M/V Sea Lion | July 7, 2022 | 2:00PM Today we followed rumors of orca whales into Canadian waters. We cruised across boundary pass and turned off our engines between Saturna Island and South Pender Island, where we watched harbor porpoises frolic around us and enjoyed the beautiful weather...Read more

July 7, 2022

Sea Otter Spotting in San Juan Channel!

7/7/2022 Helena MV Osprey 12:30 We departed Friday Harbor for our Classic Tour at 12:30pm ready to explore all the Salish Sea has to offer! Our journey began by heading south down San Juan Channel , with San Juan Island to our starboard and Lopez to our port. We came into view of Cattle Point...Read more

July 6, 2022

Humpback Hump Day!

Helena MV Osprey 7/6/22 12:30pm This hump day was filled with beautiful humpback looks along Stuart Island! We began our adventure by turning north up San Juan Channel. Today the water was calm and visibility was great, making for easy scanning along the rocky shorelines and broader horizon. Along...Read more

July 3, 2022

Humpback Whales amidst the Misty Islands

Haleigh | M/V Kestrel | July 3, 2022 | 10:00 am Today’s whale and wildlife excursion aboard M/V Kestrel reaffirmed the title of our Adventure Tour! Guests suited up in the rain and endured the gusts of wind as we traveled north through the San Juan Channel. We made our way to White Rock to scan for...Read more

July 2, 2022

A Feeding Humpback Whale at Sunset

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | July 2, 2022 | 5:30 pm Today was a beautiful day out in the Salish Sea. We felt the winds as we passed through the chunky waters of Cattle Pass. We crossed the Strait of Juan de Fuca heading towards a report of a Humpback Whale that had spent its day feeding south of Lopez...Read more

July 2, 2022

Baleen Whale and Bird Sightings on MV Osprey

Helena 7/2/2022 MV Osprey 12:30pm I can’t think of a better Saturday afternoon spent than on the deck of MV Osprey! We departed Friday Harbor for our afternoon tour and headed south down San Juan Channel towards Whale Rocks where we encountered our first cetacean of the day -- a Minke Whale ! The...Read more