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Humpbacks continue to amaze

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The weather continues to cooperate through the weekend and those humpbacks continue to amaze us!! Today’s sighting’s included humpback whales, otters, sea lions (including 2 Stellar Sea lions) Harbor Seals and a plethora of marine birds including some nice pelicans.  We have 3 spots available on our 10:00am tomorrow morning- come out and join us!…

Guess how many of these beauties we saw today?

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There is nothing we love more than seeing these intelligent creatures gently glide below our boat, often turning sideways to sneak a glance back at us! And we are still seeing those Humpbacks!  Today’s sightings included: 15 Active inshore bottlenose dolphins Juvenile Humpback whales Jellyfish Otters Sea lions Harbor seals 6 Harbor porpoise

Mild weather stays with us on the Monterey Bay

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The weather seems to be holding  nicely regardless of the threats our weather apps continue to tell us. Our morning Safari was beautiful with cool winds and glassy ocean conditions. We encountered 4 juvenile humpback whales and were even flanked by two for about a 1/2 hour. With their alternating surface behavior we kept our…

Beautiful weather plus more of the same

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What a difference a day makes! We went from clouds and gloom yesterday to gorgeous sunshine and pristine conditions today. Everything else pretty much stayed the same and we’re okay with that. Scattered juvenile humpback whales scattered throughout the Soquel hole along with an adult that is still hanging out here before heading south for…

Humpback whales + a special surprise.

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It was sunny when we left the harbor this morning but turned to chilly cloud cover once out in the Bay. Regardless of the darker sky, winds and swell kept away providing for a pleasant comfortable trip. We saw the typical juvenile humpback whales we’ve been playing with lately but what was of particular surprise…

Resident humpbacks stay with us

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Today’s trip was pretty amazing as the weather got just a little nicer and the sun shown a little brighter. We encountered a 1/2 dozen wintertime resident juvenile humpback whales frolicking out front of Santa Cruz on the west side of the Soquel Hole.  We also saw 4 adult transient humpback whales cruising through on…

Gift Certificates- great last minute gift idea!!

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Looking for that perfect gift that you know will get used without adding clutter to your life (or home), is good for the environment and will never, ever end up in any landfill?? Look no further- A Sea Spirit Ocean Safari gift certificate is your perfect solution and will provide family memories to last a…