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June 17, 2021

21 Bigg's Killer Whales Traveling Together!

Abby | Kestrel | 6/17/2021 We zoomed north through San Juan Channel with whale reports looming on the west side of the island. Once we arrived just north of Lime Kiln State Park, there they were. 21 Bigg’s killer whales! Neither myself nor our captain Gabe have ever seen this many Bigg’s killer...Read more
Transient Orcas and Mount Baker

June 16, 2021

7 Bigg’s Killer Whales Cruising During the Sunset

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | June 16, 2021 | 5:30pm Sunset is my favorite time of day. We depated from the harbor and into the warm, golden sunlight reflecting on the calm waters in San Juan Channel. Guests spotted the shiny, chocolate chip-shaped dorsal fins of harbor porpoise gliding through the...Read more
Bigg’s Killer Whale

June 16, 2021

West San Juan Island Bigg’s Killer Whales

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 06/16/2021 | 2:00pm We had a full boat today as we set out of Friday Harbor, heading northbound gourds murmurings of orca on the west side of the island. Almost immediately as we turned left into the San Juan Channel we spotted a Bald Eagle, perched atop a tree on our left...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales off the West Side

June 16, 2021

Two Families of Bigg's Killer Whales Feed off False Bay

Olivia | M/V Osprey | June 16th, 2021 | 12:30pm Another clear day graced us with the presence of Mount Rainier beaming high atop the Puget Sound to the south. We set off with the volcano guiding our way, passing Harbor Porpoises swimming outside Upright Channel. Passing Cattle Point Lighthouse and...Read more
Bigg’s Killer Whale

June 15, 2021

Surprise Bigg’s Killer Whales off Orcas

Maxx K. | M/V Kestrel | 06/16/2021 | 2:00pm Today was yet again, another prime example of how unpredictable and serendipitous a whale watch can be out here on the Salish sea. Kestrel left Friday harbor heading north. We weaved between Jones Island and veering right to pass between Orcas and Waldron...Read more

June 13, 2021

Adventurous Rainy Day with a Transient Orca and Humpbacks!

Jordan | M/V Kestrel | 06/13/2021 2:00pm What an adventurous day! Captain Brian, Captain Erick and suited everyone up and headed out in the rain! I was very impressed with everyone as we faced the rain and headed up full speed to Canada. As we approached the border, we saw a lone transient orca...Read more

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