Today was another magical day spent touring some very special waterways that are constantly active with seabird and marine mammal activity. While it was not so warm today with a heavy cloud cover present, the beauty of this majestic coastal region was awe-inspiring, beginning with our first encounter of two orcas identified as two of the A36 brothers, A32 and A37 travelling together past Cracroft Point and through the flood current at Blackney Passage. They were followed by their younger brother A46 who was busy foraging while A12 had slipped on by and was seen foraging close against the Hanson Island shore. Her daughter, the Matriline A34 and her offspring were observed resting briefly off Cracroft Point in a back-eddy, they were altogether in their resting mode but when entering the current in Blackney Passage, A62 and her two calves had separated from the rest and were a distance apart briefly before regrouping. It was wonderful observing the family dynamics of the A34’s. While the orcas were being observed a large group of Pacific White-sided Dolphins were also active and feeding nearby, spread across Johnstone Strait. We headed up into Blackfish Sound passing Stellar Sea Lions also en route through the Sound, and sighting a Humpback Whale in the distance we headed in that direction. It was feeding around birds active in the area, Auklets and Murres and also the migrating Sooty Shearwaters. At the top end of the Sound another Humpback Whale was sighted feeding; always fascinating to watch is the grace and ease at which they dive and surface. The Stellar Sea Lions were interesting to watch, intriguing with their sheer size and numbers and very easy to photograph as they lay hauled out and some were also swimming. Other species seen today: Dalls Porpoises, Bald Eagles, Red-necked Phalaropes, Rhinoceros Auklets, Common Murres, Belted Kingfishers, Blue Herons, Surf Scoters, Pelagic Cormorants california, Mew, Glaucous-winged & Herring Gulls and several ribbons of migrating birds flying south, too high in the sky to be identified.