11-28-21 9am/1:30pm “Almost Too Much Good Fortune to Handle”
We started both the morning and afternoon trips this Monday with a twelve mile run up to the middle of the bay. We were rewarded with great sighting of the killer whales Fat-fin and Tofino, though the pair made us work for each look as they darted back and forth a few miles off shore from Moss Landing.
After checking Orcas off our list, Captain Danny got us on Humpbacks with some feeding activity on the first trip and competitive behavior with three males on our second tour. And in the same fashion that our trips had already mirrored each other, both trips were greeted by a Maternity pod of roughly twenty Risso’s Dolphins within a mile of Monterey Harbor.
Though our whale watching adventures took us far from home, the cruise could not have been more pleasant. The morning’s mild northeast winds decreased throughout the day until we had glassy, calm water by the early afternoon, making it especially easy for crew and passenger alike to be grateful to be out on the water.