The orcas were reported heading east and nearing Izumi Rock when we set off on tour this morning, traveling east. We sighted a humpback whale in Weynton Passage as we passed by the entrance and small groups of dalls porpoises were also sighted nearby. We sighted the two pods of orcas, the A23’s and A24’s as they were moving steadily to the east passing through the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve where they had stopped to rub on the beaches before carrying on past the east end of the Reserve boundary where we were able to view them at a closer range. It was a gorgeous day, the water was a glorious shade of blue that was dotted in white where large flocks of gulls had gathered to feed in the tide line at Blackney and Weynton Passages. On our way home dalls porpoises joined us riding at the bow of the boat for a considerable distance delighting everyone on board. Other sightings included: rhinoceros auklets, herring, california and mew gulls, red-necked phalaropes, a great blue heron, surf and white-winged scoters, common murres and marbled murrelets.