It was a beautiful sunny day to be out on the water and the viewing was brilliant and busy. We were touring amongst the Stephenson Islands when orcas were reported to be west-bound after leaving the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve and we continued on in that direction encountering A60 (from the A23 matriline) in the lead foraging ahead of his sister A43, A69 and A95 who were travelling close along the Vancouver Island shoreline, we also sighted A61 and A85 (A25 matriline), they were travelling parallel to the A23’s some 300 meters out from the shoreline; all of them continued onto Blinkhorn before turning back to the east. The A30 matriline were well behind and we observed them taking a different route, crossing over towards Blackney Passage, A38 & A39 were well in the lead when entering Blackfish Sound and A30, A50, A54 and calves all followed behind in the fast moving ebb current. We had sighted a humpback whale in Johnstone Strait near the orcas and then two more were sighted near White Beach Pass/Parsons Light area, a mother and calf which was very exciting to see. Meanwhile the A30’s continued moving west in Blackfish Sound stopping to forage again off Bold Head as they had done so yesterday. Passengers enjoyed some remarkable viewing of the orcas as they foraged back and forth near to the boat vocalizing with their A-Clan calls heard via our hydrophone. Another humpback whale was sighted nearby that we stopped to watch before catching up to the orcas who had moved over to the Hanson Island shoreline, milling all together near Double Bay. It seemed as though they were waiting possibly for the ebb current to slacken and then made their way through the narrow waterway called Seiner Passage that lies parallel to the Blow Hole. The viewing was fabulous and playful with their moving in and out of kelp forests and as we watched from our angle seeing the orcas moving through the narrow waterway, a blow of yet another humpback whale could be seen on the other side. The orcas carried on taking their time, passing through the passage at Weynton Island and finally entering back into Johnstone Strait with the two boys A38 and A39 in the lead heading east. We observed as the mothers and their offspring played again in some kelp forests and then turned back to cruise through various waterways of the Plumper Islands. It was an amazing day with so many species to view including the sighting of sooty shearwaters who had arrived, it seems a month earlier than is normal in our area. Other sightings today included: dall’s porpoises, stellar sea lions, harbour seals, rhinoceros auklets, common murre, red-necked phalaropes, california, mew and glaucous-winged gulls, bald eagles and a newly fledged eaglet, belted kingfishers, oyster catchers, harlequin ducks, black turnstones, fork-tailed storm-petrels, leach’s storm petrels and pigeon guillemots.