It was a perfect day for viewing orcas in Johnstone Strait! Soon after leaving the dock and well ahead of serving our morning tea of fresh baked muffins, we were sailing with the A12’s who were spread out and foraging at the top end of Johnstone Strait and also into Beaver Cove. With the main sail up and a very light breeze blowing, we were able to sail quietly along trailing our hydrophone from which the A-Clan calls could be clearly heard. The viewing was superb, it was a glorious day, quiet out on the water and the calls were beautiful to listen to. Tail slapping, foraging and two breaches were observed (A55). When A12 and A33 made their way over to the Stephenson Islands, the A34’s followed and they all passed through Weynton Passage. At the same time, a humpback whale was sighted in Weynton Passage traveling into Johnstone Strait, taking long dives. It was at Weynton Island that it traveled close into shore, along the shoreline of Hanson Island where passengers enjoyed some very good viewing. On the afternoon tour, the A12’s were sighted at the Boat Bay Light. They had traveled back into Johnstone Strait via Blackfish Sound, and were swept through Blakney Passage on the flood current, traveling then into the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve. We encountered them at the light, after they had left the Reserve, heading back to the west, foraging as they went and passengers again enjoyed some wonderful viewing. Pacific White-sided Dolphins were seen at a distance and on the way home, bow-riding Dall’s Porpoises thrilled and delighted everyone on board. Other sightings were: harbor seals, Rhinoceros Auklets, California Gulls, Harlequin Ducks, Bald Eagles and Surf Scoters.