WHALES: Northbound orcas pass West Seattle (photos added)

9:54 AM: Saturday morning whales! Kersti Muul from Salish Wildlife Watch tells us northbound transient orcas are just coming out of Colvos Passage on the west side of Vashon Island. Let us know if you see them!

7:24 PM: Photos added. The two above are from David Hutchinson, as seen from Alki. Below, from Helen Dolejsi:

14 Replies to "WHALES: Northbound orcas pass West Seattle (photos added)"

  • J June 12, 2021 (10:15 am)

    They are willing near the Southworth terminal. Hard to miss with a whale watching boat now following them.

  • K June 12, 2021 (10:21 am)

    my friend saw one big fin really close to the southworth bound ferry.

  • Looking June 12, 2021 (10:30 am)

    10:28 looking at Tiilicum from w Seattle and what appears be a whale watching boat (but not sure… what does it look like)?  Have not seen anything 

  • Jamie June 12, 2021 (10:35 am)

    Just spotted four swimming North of Blake Island.

  • Looking June 12, 2021 (10:39 am)

    Got em.  Whale watching boat is large white powerboat yacht with red stripe on bottom.  North of the Bremerton cargo ships now 10:39

  • Susan June 12, 2021 (10:41 am)

    headed north right off Blake Is. east side. Should be able to see them from Constellation Park right now. 10:41

  • kersti June 12, 2021 (10:43 am)

    Currently south w d if Blake. More east in channel. Yes that is the Saratoga whale watch boat who in recent weeks has been ridiculously close to the whales, and been reported

  • B June 12, 2021 (10:43 am)

    10:30 they were at the north end of Blake and definitely near the whale watching boat.

  • A-Red June 12, 2021 (10:48 am)

    Pulled out the binos. Haven’t seen any orca (yet!) but just saw a little pod of at least 6 porpoise right off Alki, maybe 150 yards out.

  • Robin Sinner June 12, 2021 (10:49 am)

    10:48 north of cargo ship south  of Bainbridge and south  of whale watch boat view from  Emma Schmitz 

  • kersti June 12, 2021 (11:03 am)

    Hunting now

  • A-Red June 12, 2021 (11:27 am)

    Spotted! Just saw maybe four off Alki. Two lil’uns (?), a medium one, and a big ‘un. They mulled around for awhile then swam off to the north.

  • Kersti Muul June 12, 2021 (12:06 pm)

    In Elliot bay now, Northside trending east still 

  • Yma June 12, 2021 (1:19 pm)

    Is there some sort of text alert I can sign up for – for our whale sightings?I’d take the hike down to Lincoln Park to see ( the walk would do me good) .

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