Possible New Humpback?

On August 8, 2017, Puget Sound Express found a humpback whale that might be new to the Salish Sea. We came across this beauty near Hein Bank in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. We do not see it recorded in any of our ID guides, and therefore wonder if it is new to the area. Look at that fluke! … Read More

T046 Transient Orca Encounter on August 1

We recently had a fun encounter with the T046s in Saratoga Passage on August 1, 2017. A family of 5, the T046s demonstrated their family hunting techniques 3 times! Photos by Janine Harles.

July 25 Transient Orca Hunt Encounter

On July 25, 2017, Puget Sound Express spent part of the day hanging out with T037, the T034s, and T037Bs. This transient group was on the hunt for a harbor seal. Transients were once a rare treat in our area, but thanks to abundant seal and marine mammal populations, we are seeing them most days this year. Photos by Puget … Read More

Humpback Comeback Going Strong

In case you didn’t know, humpback whales are making a mighty comeback in the Salish Sea.  We are seeing more humpback whales now than we ever have before in the whale watching field, and we are extremely excited about it!  2003 is when we just starting seeing a few more humpback whales showing up, but the increase is unmistakable now. … Read More


June 24, 2017 – Summer Kick Off and Beach Party

Port Townsend Marine Science Center, 11am-5pm Discover Pass Required for Fort Worden State Park; free admission to PTMSC A jam-packed day with fun and educational events to celebrate the start of summer and reinforce our connection to the Salish Sea. June is Orca Awareness Month in Washington State, and Port Townsend is wrapping up the month with a summer-kickoff and … Read More

Take Part in the J-Pod Scavenger Hunt

Starting at the Port Townsend Visitor Information Center, get to know the largest pod of Southern Resident Orcas by following clues and collecting trading cards with each member of the famous J-Pod of orcas. Kiki, a young orca, and her mother have been separated from their pod. Can you help reunite them with their family? Follow Kiki and her mom to … Read More