West Seattle whale-watching: Orcas heading this way again

April 15, 2014 at 9:34 am | In Seen at sea, West Seattle news, Wildlife | 4 Comments

(Photo by Gary Jones, added 11:20 am)
9:34 AM: On Monday, we had a report of southbound orcas (and a photo too – thanks to the unidentified texter!); now, there’s word of orcas headed northbound along the east side of Vashon, which means they might soon be visible from here. Thanks to Alisa for letting us know about the report, which appeared on the Orca Network Facebook page.

9:46 AM UPDATE: Donna Sandstrom from The Whale Trail just called and reports “three to five” orcas in this group, approaching Lincoln Park.

11:20 AM UPDATE: Just back from a trip along Beach Drive and Alki – didn’t see the orcas ourselves, but Gary Jones saw them in the Alki Point vicinity and shared his first photo, above (thank you!).


  1. Several orcas seen at around 10:30 am about mid channel just south of Alki Point, slowly heading north.

    Comment by Gary Jones — 10:53 am April 15, 2014 #

  2. Thanks, Gary. I went down to the water and as is usually the case, they immediately vanished. For me, anyway. Hopefully you and lots of others saw them! – Tracy

    Comment by WSB — 11:17 am April 15, 2014 #

  3. Great to see them today and finally meet Donna from the Whale Trail! Just wish I had a camera to get a shot. They were pretty far out, but still amazing to see!

    Comment by k — 12:26 pm April 15, 2014 #

  4. Tracy, I seek to have the same ability to make orcas flee… I’m still waiting to see them in person, but I love seeing all the photos here.

    Comment by Brandon — 6:13 pm April 15, 2014 #

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