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10 whales today!

Today was a great day on the water with 2 humpback whales and 8 northbound gray whales. There was even some nice acrobatic surface activity from the grays! Additionally on our safari we saw 2 steller sea lions, mother and pup sea otter, nothern fulmars and California sea lions. The heath and safety of passengers…

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March 13, 2020

Northern migrating Gray whales and returning humpbacks!

On Sunday this week we had a beautiful tour exploring the Monterey Bay while encountering some gray whales migrating back up to their Arctic summer feeding grounds. These guys have one of the longest migration routes of any animal, clocking up to 14,000 miles round trip.  Additionally we had some humpback whales returning from their…

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March 8, 2020

We got Grays and Humpbacks!

Always fun when we can get 2 species of whale in one trip. Weather permitting, we’ve got options. Trips available for Monday 2/24 and the upcoming weekend. ~Photos by Naturalist Kaelyn DeYoung.    

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February 23, 2020

Juvenile humpback practicing acrobatics

This never gets old!  So much fun watching this juvenile humpback practicing their breaching techniques. ~Photos courtesy of Naturalist Kaeylyn DeYoung~

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February 23, 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

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

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