Each year we report the movements of the whales on Lake Superior. The reports are sightings sent by residents and visitors along the North Shore of Lake Superior. If you spot whale activity, let us know by filling out the form on the right! We accept photos, too! Confused? see the right hand column [desktop] bottom of page [mobile].
Check out this whale action from April 2019:
And check out this killer whale sighted right in Duluth.
He was a big whale that bounced up and spat at us. I have no picture but it was beautiful.
Breathtaking and wonderful
September 19, 2020
Went snorkelling with family just east of Schroeder in late October last year. We saw 2 Orcas (killer whales). One was giving birth. Absolutely amazing. This is God’s glory.
Nina Notes: Isn't life grand?
Humpback mother and calf
September 4, 2020
We saw these two humpback whales (a mother and her calf) near Duluth last Saturday.
Nina Notes: Thanks Clara!
Humpback near Taconite Harbor
April 2, 2020
We were checking out the boat landing to see if the ice was out yet and this beautiful whale came up just off shore!
What?! They’re Here!
March 30, 2020
I was taking a drive along Scenic 61 and had stopped at Bluebird Landing to look at the lake. At first I thought it was a rock. Everything was grey that day. But then it disappeared AND CAME BACK!!
Nina Notes: Official 1st sighting of the year!
Mega huge whale
March 4, 2020
There was an amazingly huge whale in Lake Superior! The water came out of the top!! Amazing experience!!!!!!!!!
A Mystical Encounter
November 1, 2019
I was walking ’round dat dere river and saw one of ’em. It was in the river! This happened and I saw it.
Right there! Duluth this past Saturday ?
September 14, 2019
Just passing through town. So surprised to see this. Lucky photo
Nina Notes: Lucky indeed!
Whale of a tale
June 5, 2019
Saw this whale at Split Rock Lighthouse while hiking yesterday.
Nina Notes: Nice!
April 8, 2019
I love scuba diving in Lake Superior. You always can swim with these beautiful whales. They are in all depths.
– A Local
April 7, 2019
Sadly, this winter I hadn’t heard any whales sounding under the ice here in the Hovland MN/Chicago Bay by the big dock like previous years. Apparently, they were hanging out farther down the shore at the west end of the county. Someone from down there posted photos recently.
April 2, 2019
Took this just offshore at Surfside Resort
Nina Notes: ??
April 1, 2019
Almost got sucked in..great one!
April 1, 2019
I just read an article on google, called, “9 great whale watching places in North America”. Grand Marais has moved into the 10th spot!
You might want to check out these articles from the Duluth News-Tribune and Seiche (MN Sea Grant Newsletter).