How good does it get, resident orcas again in Johnstone Strait and sailing with them! Today the clouds revealed patches of blue sky as we headed out this morning and soon after leaving the dock we were joined by a group of pacific white-sided dolphins who travelled with us towards Alder Bay. There were 12-15 and as we departed, heading east from Alder Bay they could still be seen mid strait foraging. It was a good start to the day but there was more to come when resident orcas, the A23’s were reported in the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve and heading to the west towards us. As we drew closer it was fabulous seeing the familiar sight of dorsal fins, as well as their blows against the Vancouver Island shoreline. It was exciting and wonderful for everyone onboard especially so when we were able to hoist the mainsail and sail along quietly with the orcas. With light winds blowing from the SE and the orcas continuing to forage to the west we decided to do the same, sailing back in the direction that we had come from. We left the orcas foraging at Beaver Cove and sailed along, our passengers enjoying their Devonshire teas in the sunshine! Other sightings today included: harbour seals, rhinoceros auklets, pigeon guillemots, oyster catchers, belted kingfishers and great blue herons.

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