Thursday May 19 2016

1130am trip today: FOUR humpbacks, all different ones than we saw yesterday! This is some really good early summer season whale watching happening off our coast right now. Where there’s humpbacks, there’s dolphins- we saw at least 1,000 common dolphin! …

Wednesday May 18 2016

Just a 9:00am trip today. We started off looking for Gray Whales towards Laguna but we couldn’t find any; their season is just about over. We did see a nice pod of bottlenose dolphin very close to shore near Crescent …

Tuesday May 17 2016

Today we had one trip with just two passengers, but they were in for a treat! Capt Ryan got wind of humpback whale activity off of Dana Point, and we raced 9 miles to where Captain Dave’s Dolphin Safari was …

Monday May 16 2016

Just one departure today, at 3:00pm. Before leaving we checked in with our friendly competition, the Nautilus, to figure out how the sightings had been today. Capt. Mike had only about “60 dolphin” for two trips! Uh oh! But we …

Sunday May 15 2016

Full day today! 9:00am started with PLENTY of Common Dolphin about 2 miles off Newport Beach; it was a feeding frenzy with pelicans, terns, and shearwaters everywhere. We then went close to shore to find gray whales. We found a …

Saturday May 14 2016

Our 9:00am trip headed towards Laguna Beach; we were the first boat leaving Newport so we had some ground to cover. Thankfully our friend Capt. Tom gave us a heads up of a gray whale cow/calf moving up the line; …

Friday May 13 2016

Well, it’s getting toward the end of Gray Whale season but we’re still able to find them every day! Starting with the 9:00am trip, we went the distance: 11 miles this time put us at Dana Point itself after a …

Thursday May 12 2016

Another gloomy morning but that’s just fine; the sea was very calm! We had to work for the whales today, but had some beautiful sights along the way. Capt. Ryan took the boat the entire length of Laguna Beach searching …

Tuesday May 10 2016

9am trip was the first of the day, with overcast but great conditions on the ocean: not a breath of wind. It took us a bit to find the animals since we were the first boat out. Finally found about …

Sunday, May 8 2016

Today was Mother’s Day- and how appropriate that we saw mom and baby whales all day long! Our 9am trip started off with two seperate pairs, which we again found at Crystal Cove, less than a mile from Newport Beach …