16 Gray Whales for 2021, including a New One

We’ve Certainly had a banner gray whale watching season this year with higher than average numbers of gray whales.  So far we’ve had at least 16 individual gray whales visit us this spring.  In a normal year we will have around 10 regular visitors.  So far in 2021 we have seen gray whales with Cascadia Research collective ID numbers 21, … Read More

Killer Whales Playing Football with their Food

     We often tell passengers that you never know when one of those National Geographic moments might happen. April 9 we had one of those extraordinary moments just outside of Edmonds. The day started out with lots of promise when Captain Trevor spotted transient killer whales circling around at Possession Point about an hour before our trip even started. … Read More

A Great Start to Gray Whale Season

We sure had a great opening month for whale watching this year.  We’ve had higher than normal numbers of gray whales returning so far and we’ve been blessed with a fair share of orca sightings too!  So far we’ve seen 13 different gray whales on our trips including CRC 21, 44, 53, 56, 185, 383, 531, 723, 2249, 2255, 2259, … Read More

14 Gray Whales Now in the Salish Sea!

Two more gray whales have come in from the ocean to join our “Sounders” so far in 2021. On Monday our boats from Port Townsend and Edmonds found two returning “newbie” gray whales that might have come in with the rough seas from Sunday’s wind storm. CRC 2356 was the first returning newcomer we spotted, associating with veteran sounder CRC44, … Read More

Meet the Newest Member of J-Pod, J57!

Meet the newest member of J-pod, J57!! Today we had a heart warming experience watching J35, Tahlequah, frolicking with her new calf J57, who was born just 14 days ago! In 2018 Tahlequah made news around the world when she carried her calf, that died shortly after birth, for 17 days straight. Her tour of mourning, that covered approximately 1,000 … Read More

Some Recent Whale Encounters

In recent weeks we’ve been seeing lots of the T65A and T137 pod orcas, gray whales crc 2262, 2259, and 2261, some minke whales, and humpbacks. Yesterday we watched one of our favorite humpback whales, Two Spot, lunge feeding near Dungeness Spit. Here are some recent photos from our whales. As always any of these photos are available as prints … Read More