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Granny Returns to Salish Sea

Granny (J2): Oldest Known Orca in The Entire World Granny (J2) the 105-year-old Southern Resident Killer whale has returned to the Salish Sea for another summer of foraging for Chinook…

Whale breaching

Humpback Whale Population Increasing!

Humpback Whale Sightings Although we spend most of our time with Orca Whales we are getting to spend more and more time each year with Humpbacks. We have had some…

Orca spy hopping

Transient Orca Sighting Increasing in the Salish Sea

Transient Orcas Transient Orcas, also known as Bigg’s Killer Whales (named after Dr.Michael Biggs, famous for his Killer whale reseach), or commonly called T’s are an ecotype of Orca that…

A great season ahead!

Looking forward to a great season! What an amazing start to the season we have had! The beautiful weather and abundance of wild life has helped us have a great…

Pod of orcas

Resident Orcas

82 Resident Orcas make for a great summer! This season for viewing wildlife in the Salish Sea has been one for the records. As of the summer of 2015, our…

Black oystercatcher

It’s not ALL about the whales!

Each day as we pull away from our dock in Sidney we are obviously excited to spend time with our Southern Resident Orcas, Transient Orcas, and from time to time…

Humpback whale breaching

Orca babies and Humpbacks!

Spring Orca Babies! Wow, it’s hard to believe that June is here already! We have had an amazing spring season with a variety of whales making appearance in the Salish…

Orca pod swimming next to the shore

New Orca Babies

Baby Boom At last Spring is here! The sunny skies, warmer weather, and arrival of 4 new resident orca babies in 4 months has us very excited to begin our…

Orca swimming at sunset

Sunsets and Whales – Best Orcas

Best time for Orcas We often get asked what time of day is best to see whales, and we explain that there isn’t really a “best time” to see whales.…