Learn How to Take Great Whale Photos

What makes for a perfect whale photo? Photographer Bart Rulon shares the story behind this iconic shot. (A reminder that we’re running a 3-day photo expedition with Bart on Sept. 12-14. If you want to learn how to get shots like this – sign up pronto!) “This photograph was taken on one of my private wildlife photo tours a few … Read More


L-Pod Paid Us A Visit

Some very elite members of the Southern Resident L-Pod of orcas decided they were going to sneak up on us from behind! What a nice surprise. August 12, 2016, off Victoria, BC.


Up Close Encounter with T036/36Bs and T099 Killer Whales

We had an unexpected, up-close and personal encounter with transient killer whales, T036/36B’s and T099’s recently. We were idling along at a very slow pace while they were on a dive much further away and going away from us at our 10 o’clock when suddenly, out of nowhere, they (on their own terms) popped up right off our bow! Video … Read More


Don’t Miss Our Fall, 3-Day Cruises

In September, Puget Sound Express will head north for two exciting 3-day cruises in the San Juan Islands. Selected by National Geographic as one of the World’s Top 3 destinations, the waters around the San Juan Islands are home to an astonishing array of migrating birds, orcas (killer whales), minke whales, gray whales, humpback whales, steller sea lions, porpoise, otters, and … Read More


Breaching Humpbacks Stealing the Show

July of 2016 will go down in history as being one of the most memorable whale watching months we’ve ever seen in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to transient and resident orcas, we’ve had a group of nearly 20 humpbacks in the Salish Sea – and they are FRISKY! Tremendous breaching behavior seems to be an almost daily affair. Featured photo by … Read More


Large Fin Whale Sighted Again in Salish Sea

in 2015, Puget Sound Express was the first whale watching company in the Pacific Northwest to sight a rare fin whale in the Salish Sea. Luck was on our side again last week when we once again made initial contact with a second, larger fin whale (the first of 2016)! The fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) is a marine mammal belonging … Read More