Whale Sightings


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!

Check out this whale action from April 1, 2019:

And check out this killer whale sighted right in Duluth.

A Mystical Encounter

I was walking ’round dat dere river and saw one of ’em. It was in the river! This happened and I saw it.

– Darrel

Right there! Duluth this past Saturday ?

Just passing through town. So surprised to see this. Lucky photo

– Kevin

Nina Notes: Lucky indeed!

Whale of a tale

Saw this whale at Split Rock Lighthouse while hiking yesterday.

– Ian

Nina Notes: Nice!

Mother superior

I love scuba diving in Lake Superior. You always can swim with these beautiful whales. They are in all depths.

– A Local

Whale Soundings

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.

– MJ

Spring Activity!

Took this just offshore at Surfside Resort


Nina Notes: ??
2019 whales

April Fools!

Almost got sucked in..great one!

– Jacqui


I just read an article on google, called, “9 great whale watching places in North America”. Grand Marais has moved into the 10th spot!

– Randy

Why are there whales in lakes???

Nina Notes: The environment is conducive plus who doesn't want to live [in] by the big lake!

I saw one

We were up for fall colors and hiking Oberg and way out in the distance, you could a water spout. I tried to take a picture with my phone, but no luck. It was a great – fall colors and a whale sighting

  • Jody
Nina Notes: Sounds like the perfect fall day. Happy for you!

Summer Splash!

We had pulled down into Taconite Harbor to take in the sights and there she was – SPLASH! It was amazing! Wish the photo was better, but we’ll never forget it! The North Shore rocks!

– Bibi

Nina Notes: Isn't it fabulous?!

Foggy Sighting

Spotted this whale briefly between Tofte and Lutsen

– Peggy

No way!

Whales aren’t real.

Nina Notes: Of course they are!

I saw a whale

I saw a whale in Lake Superior, it came out of the water when I was standing on my patio.

– Walter

Nina Notes: Nice!


Yes, a whale is what I saw!!

– Bob

Nina Notes: Bob writes from near Beaver Bay; looks like spring might be here!