Thanks for a really entertaining report. I've never seen a giant school of false killer whales, that would have been amazing! With them anywhere within thirty miles, I don't think that there WAS a "Plan B" for any of the captains. I've always enjoyed fishing the Islander, not only because they have several staterooms with bunks big enough for me that I can reserve, but also because they really honor their committments. I saw them run with only ten fishermen on an open 1.5-day a couple of years ago. I was on a 2.5-day a half-dozen years ago when we were fishing yellowfin tuna in the fall outside of SCI, and they threw so much bait circling the sonar schools to get them to come up and play (which worked) that they ran all the way back to San Diego and re-baited that night and then ran back out to SCI and did it again the second day. That's a man who wants to catch fish if at all possible.