Birds, Pinnipeds, and Fish


Pinnipeds

Pinnipeds

In addition to whales and dolphins, we have sightings of Harbor Seals
and Sea Lions on a daily basis aboard our tours. These animals,
categorized as “pinnipeds” are seen by us both swimming in the water
and hauled out on land. Always a favorite of our passengers, these
animals may even closely resemble your canine pet with their adorable
faces and mannerisms!

Birds

By far the most diverse variety of animal we encounter on our
trips are birds. Whether you consider yourself a birder or just an
admirer of a pretty set of wings, you are in luck! Although we
primarily focus on marine mammals, we have the opportunity to see an
impressive list of birds along the way. Here’s a list of just some of
what we see:

  • Brown Pelicans
  • Varieties of Gulls
  • Varieties of Terns
  • Cormorants (Brandt’s and Green Crested)
  • Shearwaters (Black Vented and Sooty)
  • Brown Booby
  • Cassin’s Auklet
  • Black Oystercatcher
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Western Grebe
  • Black Skimmer
  • Osprey
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Belted Kingfisher

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Fish and Sharks

On a calm day, you may have the opportunity of seeing
a fin peeking above the surface! This could belong to any variety of
fish or shark, and we have seen all of the below on our trips.

  • Ocean Sunfish
  • Mako Shark
  • Thresher Shark
  • Hammerhead Shark
  • Blue Shark
  • Marlin
  • Swordfish

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