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Now! Marine Wildlife Encounters!

Marine Wildlife Encounters

Orcas on the hunt!

Monday October 16, 2017 – More orcas – great looks near to the boat! Plus humpback whales feeding in the bay.

Sunday, October 15, 2017 – Sunday we saw orcas on the hunt! Plus many humpback whales over the canyon.

 Friday, October 13, 2017 – Great humpback whale sightings today! Surface behaviors included  pec slaps and tail throws! Risso’s dolphins.

We are asked all the  time, "When is the best time for whale watcing in Monterey Bay?" It's exlained very well in this TripSavvy article by Betsy Malloy . She writes:

Best Time for Whale Watching in Monterey Bay

To make the Monterey and Santa Cruz area even more appealing, the whale-watching season is the longest in the state of California, lasting more or less all year. No matter when you go, you're likely to see one or more whale species, which may be migrating through the area or feeding in the bay.

Humpback whales and blue whales can be found year-round in the Monterey Bay. It's not unusual to see a rare fin or minke whale there, too. Once in a while, even rarer beaked whales and sperm whales also show up.

National Geographic-worthy moments happen when migrating gray whales pass through the Monterey Bay from mid-December to April. As the gray whales cross the underwater canyon, killer whales (orcas) wait for them - and attack, most often in April and May.

Monica Reynolds | Mon, Oct 16, 2017 1:04 PM