The whales were fairly active as one of them breached very close to a whale watching boat, while another slapped its tail several times.
There appeared to be two females and one juvenile. The pod was elusive and was being followed by ten whale watching boats. Between the elusive behavior of the orcas and the constant waves being produced by the whale watching boats, getting decent photos was impossible. It was a frustrating sighting.
A bit of a frustrating sighting due to the water conditions, the behavior of the orcas, and the position of the sun. The pod was on the move and difficult to track. There appeared to be five whales in the pod including one calf. These orcas have been identified as the T064s.
We also saw two humpbacks, Dall's porpoise, and harbour porpoise. No photos.
We spotted a lone orca near Auke Bay. The encounter was a bit frustrating due to the water conditions, the elusive behavior of the orca, and the large number of whale watching boats jockeying for position. The orca has been identified as T087. This is the second time I have seen T087 (November 26, 2016, was the first time).
The humpback encounter was equally as frustrating with the water conditions and the whale watching boat traffic.
I did not get very good photos of this whale, but I believe it was whale number 1879, aka Sasha. This is the second time I have seen her. The first was on April 9, 2017.