The killer wales in the area belong to three pods or families--J, K and L. We saw whales from the J and L pods. Apparently they were socializing heavily as the two pods hadn't seen each other in a little while. Each whale in the area has its own name, and the naturalists running the boat identified some of the whales for us. I guess every whale has a unique saddle patch located behind its top fin that acts like a finger print. It's white and I always thought it was just a reflection from the water or something.
The ride coming back into the harbor was absolutely gorgeous--the sun was setting, the city lights starting to glow, and the ocean so peaceful! A day well spent.