then, you can see from the above table, things have improved and that in 2006 we saw a record 440 Blue Whales only to have that record smashed in 2011. ***Numbers
appear down in 2008 because we had our new boat, the Manute'a
accomodates 49 people, so we did about half as many trips.
In our opinion, Blue Whales are absolutely beautiful and breathtaking. Unlike the bumpy, barnacled Gray Whale, these magnificent animals have smooth skin, marked only by the remorrah fish that hitch a ride to feed off the krill that spills from their mouths. The coloration is blue to light blue in a beautiful mottling that can be seen when up close. When a Blue whale surfaces and exhales, the sound is unlike anything I've ever heard. As their breath is released at approximately 200 miles an hour and forced through blow holes that have a striking resemblance to our own noses, the water is vaporized, shooting into the air, sometimes as high as 30 feet. The sound seems to thunder, then echo. As their body glides through the water, it seems as if it never end. Then, as a bonus the tail, measuring between 12 and 15 feet wide will sometimes lift into the air, offering a magnificent display. The "oohs" and "aahs" abound. Capt. Dave says, "Bigger than the dinosaurs, bigger than Elvis, the only thing bigger than a Blue Whale is God and you hear Him mentioned a lot when a Blue Whale is around...people are always saying, "Oh, my GOD!""
BLUE WHALE TRIPS
We see blue whales on our signature two and a half hour Dolphin & Whale Safari trips. Every journey out of the harbor to go whale watching is an opportunity to see both whales and dolphins and as you can see from our sightings log, we are blessed with a wide variety of animals.
Please join us on these wonderful dolphin & whale watching adventures, one of Orange County's best and biggest Adventures for the whole family!
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