San Juan Island Whale & Wildlife Tours

Enjoy Orca whale watching from Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, WA


New Jones Island Trip For Crab & Prawn Lovers

How does this sound?  We leave the dock around 10:00 in the morning, we drop a few crab and spot prawn pots.  Then I drop you off on Jones Island a Marine State Park, so can go for easy hike and enjoy your lunch.  I’ll be back […]

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Sun, Snow & Whales!

Sun, Snow & Whales! What a lovely surprise, it snowed, about 2″ fell overnight and during the day, then the sun came out with tons of blue skies!  Then we heard transient mammal eating orca killer whales over the Lime Kiln Hydrophones…  A perfect day in Friday […]

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J Pod

All of J Pod, plus L87 Onyx came by my house on Friday Night, just as it was getting dark!  What a treat to see and hear these guys fade into the darkness…  Love my job and where we live!  Friday Harbor on San Juan Island ROCKS!

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J2 Granny

Granny now presumed deceased, after she has not been seen with her family since late October.  She was estimated to be over 100 years old, which makes her the oldest orca in history!  She will be dearly missed by all whale loving people, but especially the whale […]

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R.I.P J2 Granny

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A big male mammal eating transient orca killer whale has been around a lot lately!  Feeding in the San Juan and Gulf islands…

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Black Fish Whale & Wildlife Tours Supports Center for Whale Research

SPRING SPECIAL EVENT! Book online and enter the code TOKITAE for $5.00 off per person and entry for a drawing for a Center for Whale Research membership! Our new boat, Tokitae, is named after the Southern Resident captured Orca (re-named Lolita after capture), to raise awareness about captive Orcas and support the […]

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“Exotic” Orcas Visit Inland Waters in Unprecedented Numbers

A Boom in Seal and Sea Lion Populations May be Luring Killer Whales That Normally Prowl Offshore and Far to the South of Washington and British Columbia. By Sandi Doughton, Seattle Times Science Reporter November 26, 2014 (photo) Transient orcas are spotted in the Strait of Juan […]

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Giving Thanks: Greener Choices for Cleaner Water

While giving thanks with friends and family it’s the sharing of traditions that link the generations; the stories, the day’s activities, and of course, the food. For many of us a traditional Thanksgiving dinner may include a cornucopia of secret family recipes for pies and stuffings, but […]

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Breaking News!

Breaking News! It’s official San Juan Island Whale & Wildlife Tours has teamed up with The Whale Museum, Salish Sea Association Of Marine Naturalists (SSAMN) and researcher Debbie Giles. Ph.D. from UC Davis to work with the Port Of Friday Harbor and the Town of Friday Harbor, […]

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