West Seattle whale watching: Orcas headed this way, northbound


(Added 3:38 pm: Photos by Gary Jones, two of the orcas – male, above; female, below – as they passed Alki Point)

12:36 PM: Thanks to the texter who just let us know that local orca fans are tracking two groups of transient orcas headed this way (northbound) – one along the east side of Vashon, one along the west side. According to Orca Network commenters, they could be in view off West Seattle’s west shore before too long. Please let us know if you see them! Comment, or text/call 206-293-6302 – thanks!

2:07 PM: Texter says whales are visible now from Lowman Beach!

2:37 PM: And now a text that two males are passing Alki Point.

7 Replies to "West Seattle whale watching: Orcas headed this way, northbound"

  • Jason Bell April 21, 2017 (1:13 pm)

    There is a third group somewhere between Bremerton and here. Last reported around noon eastbound at Manette Bridge in Bremerton. 

    • WSB April 21, 2017 (1:24 pm)

      Thank you!

  • Ani April 21, 2017 (2:23 pm)

    Any indication which direction they are traveling?

    • WSB April 21, 2017 (2:27 pm)

      Sorry, I had northbound in the headline but not the body copy … have just added it there too. Have not heard anything but northbound so far today.

  • Michelle April 21, 2017 (2:26 pm)

    Where is loans beach…how do I get there? I am kind of new to West Seattle 

    • WSB April 21, 2017 (2:37 pm)

      They’re further north now – so look from the north end of Beach Drive, just south of Alki Point. I’m headed that way or I’d link a map.

  • DJ April 21, 2017 (2:47 pm)

    Think we just saw them south of the Vashon ferry on the Vashon side.

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