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Gray whale migration is underway!

Migration lasts typically from December to May for these Grays. They are traveling south to Mexico to have their babies in the warm waters.  We have trips every weekend- weather permitting. Come on out and do some exploring with us!     Photo credit to Naturalist Kaelyn Deyoung

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February 3, 2020

Private family ash scatterings available

Otherwise known as burial at sea, this celebration of life on the ocean can be a very meaningful peaceful and powerful way to honor your loved ones.  These events can last one or two hours and are very economically priced. If you’ve ever wondered about this or think it’s time to take the next step…

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January 27, 2020

Trips every weekend now through April.

We are open year around and have trips every weekend through the winter months (weather permitting). Come out and see these magnificent animals!!  Right now there are Humpback whales, Gray Whales and even Orcas among a plethora of other marine life!  Superbowl Sunday we will be back to the dock by 1:00pm so you still…

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January 27, 2020

Humpbacks continue to amaze

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!…

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January 18, 2020

Guess how many of these beauties we saw today?

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 We have…

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January 13, 2020

Most asked winter time question

The single most asked question during our winter months is, “Are there even whales around this time of year?” The simple answer is yes! We have migrating Gray whales and juvenile humpback whales as well as an occasional Blue or even Orca whale but we also have a whole lot of other things to see….

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January 9, 2020

Mild weather stays with us on the Monterey Bay

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…

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January 5, 2020

Happy New Year!

It was a beautiful 1st day of 2020 with light winds and only a slight swell we were able to easily get out and enjoy viewing 4 active humpback whales.  We have trips going all week so jump aboard and enjoy!!!

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January 1, 2020

Beautiful weather plus more of the same

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…

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December 30, 2019

Humpback whales + a special surprise.

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…

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December 29, 2019

Resident humpbacks stay with us

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…

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December 29, 2019

Scattered Juvenile Humpback Whales

We had a beautiful day out on the Bay today. After the morning chill wore off we had sunny skies over a stunning blue ocean.  We witnessed 3 juvenile humpback whales feeding among the bait balls and sea birds along with some sea lions, sea otters and a pretty small Mola Mola at only about…

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December 27, 2019

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