We spent time in our boat and saw five humpbacks near north pass, including #1538, Flame and her calf along with #1447, Juneauite and what appeared to be a calf. This is the first time I have seen Juneauite this year. There also appeared to be a couple of humpbacks near Favorite Reef.
As we were heading in, we spotted a pod of orcas (approximately seven) near Point Retreat. The pod of transients were moving quickly and diving for long periods of time, making them extremely difficult to track.
I have submitted photos to happywhale.com and am waiting to hear back from them as far as ID's go.
Observed four or five humpbacks near Favorite Reef, including Flame #1538 and her calf.
We spent some time in our boat and found a mom and calf pair in Saginaw Channel south of North Pass. Although I did not get a good fluke photo of the mom, I believe she is #1703, aka Bullethole. The calf spent time playing at the surface. We also saw whales in Icy Strait, Chatham Strait, and near Favorite Channel.