Large, yet smooth and rolling swells swayed back and forth beneath the Pacifica as Captain Rod took her out to the north. Very early on, we sighted a small pod of Risso’s Dolphin. Under partially cloudy skies, and the low-hanging winter sun, our customers enjoyed some very beautiful lighting on the animals. Pressing on, we nearly immediately found a pair of humpback whales which we watched for a nice long time. Eventually they grouped up with a large raft of sea lions, making for some moderate feeding frenzies until another group of three humpbacks swam by. Afterwards, we ventured out west out to water as deep 7,000 feet deep. Though no more animals were found, our passengers enjoyed some beautiful coastal scenery until we finally found ourselves back in Monterey Harbor.