Ken Balcomb of Center for Whale Research

The boat on the right is operated by the Center for Whale Research which was created by Ken Balcomb, who is driving, and who for the last forty years has been leading the cause for Orca whale conservation here in the Pacific Northwest. He is also featured in our video talking about the killer whales. Sent from my iPhone

July 20 Audio Report – Listening For Whales

Captain Pete reports from the Olympus that son Christopher used his ears and hydrophones on Glacier Spirit to locate the J Pod orcas this morning. Listen to Pete’s report for the inside scoop on how whale watching happens on foggy mornings! Click to Listen to the Audio Report.

26th Year of Orca Whale Watching Underway

We’ve had a great spring season of gray whale watching here in Puget Sound. Not only did we see grays on most every trip, we also had some incredible encounters with humpback whales – a real treat for our customers. We’ve put our official gray whale tours to bed for the season, and are now focusing our whale watching cruises … Read More

Make Plans Now for 2011 Whale Watching Season

Here in the Pacific Northwest, it has been a gray and wet winter.  As the days get longer, however, we are keeping our eyes on sunny days ahead. We know that many of you use the winter to plan your summer vacations and trips. If you are looking for an exciting whale watching adventure, we hope you’ll consider joining us … Read More

Killer Whale Tales

Our education partners at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center are hosting a special event dealing with orcas on Saturday, August 7. Don’t miss Killer Whale Tales this Saturday– 2:30pm in the Natural History Exhibit Classroom. Talented story teller and orca researcher, Jeff Hogan has created a program in which participants experience the world as the animals around them do. … Read More

Great Customer Photo of Killer Whale

We love it when customers from our whale watching trips share photos with us.  Recent guest and Flickr user PTPerson1 tagged this photo from a recent cruise. It’s a great shot, and we thank you for sharing (and tagging photos on Flickr as “pugetsoundexpress”)!