The orcas were foraging intently when we arrived at Blackney Passage on our tour this afternoon and our passengers could not have timed it better for marine mammal sightings. The A30’s and I31’s were foraging back and forth in the heavy flood current, it was an amazing scene to behold as we sailed with huge whirlpools forming beside the boat, the current was constantly moving us backwards. There was so much to see with orcas moving in all directions, among them were Dall’s Porpoises, Pacific White-sided Dolphins and also Stellar Sea Lions. The viewings were superb as were the A & G – Clan vocals heard via our trailing hydrophone while we were under sail! On our way home a Humpback Whale was sighted feeding, we observed as it made its way into Johnstone Strait from Weynton Passage where flocks of Gulls had gathered and were feeding on krill that was visible today in the water. Other sightings today included: Harbour Seals, Rhinoceros Auklets, Common Murres++, Bald Eagles, Mew and Herring Gulls. It was an amazing day despite the lingering fog that made the water and island visuals all the more beautiful as it began to lift.

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