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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

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

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

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