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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

Heading into winter months

November treated us well as far as humpback whales remaining in the bay. The weather for the most part had remained beautiful and we witnessed some amazing sites. As we approach middle of December, moving into January and February we will be predominantly open on weekends. This is of course weather and participation dependent but…

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December 17, 2019

Great White Sharks returning next season.

With the approaching colder water and shorter days, our Great White Shark Safaris have switched to Near Shore Safaris.  Though the opportunity for seeing these magnificent apex predators still exist through the end of the month, our chance dwindles down substantially.  For this reason our afternoons will be predominately focused on local whales, Sea Otters,…

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November 4, 2019

Whales still active the Bay!

Weather has been spectacular lately and so have the sightings. We’re seeing Risso’s dolphins, bottle nose dolphins and humpback whales consistently on our morning safari trips. Now is the time to go before the weather changes.               

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November 4, 2019