May 10 2017

Wednesday’s sunrise trip was another one for the books. It was overcast during sunrise which was an added challenge for our photographers – but we were treated to some surface behaviors first thing in the morning by a young Humpback. While out on the bay today we sighted 30 Humpback Whales, 2 Blue Whales, 20 Risso’s…

May 8 2017

We had a nice variety of wildlife today. We passed up a few Humpbacks on our way to a reported Killer Whale sighting. We spent some time with a well known pod of Bigg’s Killer Whales the CA 51’s. The CA 51’s are a group of 4 Killer Whales – CA 51 is the matriarch,…

May 5 2017

Lunge feeding Humpback Whales continued today! There were over 40 whales feeding along the beaches north of Monterey harbor today. The weather was very nice this morning and the breeze was picking up by the end of the trip. It is always incredible to see Humpback Whales feeding at the surface in shallow water. Definitely…

May 4 2017

Amazing trip out there today! We had 20 Humpback Whales feeding along the beaches north of Monterey Harbor. The whales were lunging at the surface in pairs showing us their enormous mouths and throat pleats as they ate anchovies. Weather was a little foggy but sightings were fantastic.

May 2 2017

We had a lovely morning trip today with calm seas on the Sur Randy. We sighted 15-20 Killer Whales, 30 Humpbacks, 100 Common Dolphins & 6 Black-footed Albatross on our 9am trip. The Killer Whales seemed to be feeding and socializing during our encounter. Often times families will share meals, which is something that is…

May 1 2017

Killer Whales again today on the 9am trip! When we first arrived on scene they appeared to be feeding, but we aren’t sure on what. There were over 20 Black-footed Albatross in the area as well, certainly attracted by the smell and left over food floating on the surface. Black-footed Albatross travel from the Northwest…

April 29 2017

We had an afternoon trip today at 1:30pm. Our sightings included 8 Humpback Whales and 150 Long-beaked Common Dolphins! One of the Humpback Whales we saw has a significant amount of damage to the fluke from a previous entanglement in fishing gear. Luckily it survived the encounter with what appears to be full function of the…

April 28 2017

We had a beautiful trip this morning. Our passengers were able to enjoy 150 Risso’s Dolphins, 150 Pacific White-sided Dolphins, and 12 Humpback Whales! Our local Humpback Whales continue to settle in to the bay for the spring and they will be here through the fall. We haven’t seen too many Risso’s Dolphins lately, so…

April 26 2017

Interesting interactions today! We came upon Killer Whales just after they had killed a Gray Whale calf this morning. This is the fourth calf taken this season in Monterey Bay by the California Bigg’s Killer Whale population. There were some familiar Killer Whales involved in the hunt today – Emma’s group, the CA 140’s were…