It was an incredible day for sightings in the area of Johnstone Stait and Weynton Passage. With a report of new ‘incoming orcas’ traveling into Johnstone Strait this morning via Blackfish Sound we headed in that direction and caught up with them, they were still traveling to the east and were west of the Bush Islets. The I15’s were spread across the Strait, mostly on the Vancouver Island side, the I4’s were on the West Cracroft Island side. Passengers observed some foraging, resting and traveling behaviour and the thrill of viewing many orcas spread across the Strait. Turning back we were lucky to sight a mother Black Bear and her cub foraging along the shore and observed as both bears would move rocks about looking underneath for food. We entered into Blackfish Sound viewing several small groups of Dall’s Porpoises along the way and nearing Weynton Passage a Humpback Whale was sighted, it was identified as ‘Freckles’ who was feeding in wide circles. Numerous Stellar Sea Lions were sighted, some hauled out while others were in the water and hauled out Harbour Seals were also seen. Other sightings today included: Rhinoceros Auklets, Common Murres, Pigeon Guillemots, Black Turnstones, Belted Kingfishers, A Great Blue Heron, A Fork-tailed Storm Petrel, Bald Eagles and two eaglets in separate nests, Mew and Herring Gulls.

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