Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Sightings

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Whether you are new to Orange County whale watching, or have already experienced the best whale watching in Dana Point, we welcome you to experience all that Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari has to offer. We see blue whales May through November, gray whales between December and May, fin whales and minke whales year round, as well as killer whales (Orca), humpback whales and other whales throughout the year. We see more wild dolphins off Orange County than anywhere in the world, sometimes in mega-pods as large as 10,000, all year round! Southern California hosts the greatest population of blue whales on earth.

Discover more about the dolphins, whales, and other marine wildlife listed in our whale watching sightings logs.

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Whale Watching Sightings at a Glance

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
FREQUENTLY SEEN WHALES, DOLPHINS, & WILDLIFE:
Common DolphinXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Bottlenose DolphinXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Pacific White-sided DolphinXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Risso’s DolphinXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Gray WhalesXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XX XXXX
Gray Whales & CalvesXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Blue WhalesXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Fin WhalesXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX
Minke WhalesXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Humpback WhalesXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Mola Mola/SunfishXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
California Sea LionsXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Elephant SealsXXXXXXXXXXXXX
SharksXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
INFREQUENTLY SEEN WHALES & DOLPHINS:
Killer Whales (Orca)XXXXXX
False Killer WhalesXXX
Pilot WhalesXXXX
Bryde’s WhalesXXXXX
Sperm WhalesX
X=1 SightingX X= 2-6 SightingsX X X= 7+ Sightings

Previous whale watching sightings: 2013 |  2012 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

2014 – 2015 Whale Watching Sightings Log

Date# of TripsBottlenose DolphinCommon DolphinPacific White-sided DolphinRisso’s DolphinWhalesOther
Aug 281200 Common Dolphins1 Blue Whale2 Hammerhead Sharks
Aug 2733 Bottlenose Dolphins1,400 Common Dolphins2 Blue Whale2 Hammerhead Sharks
Aug 26212 Bottlenose Dolphins700 Common Dolphins2 Blue Whales
Aug 253200 Common Dolphins5 Blue Whales4 Hammerhead Sharks
Aug 2446 Bottlenose Dolphins4 Common Dolphins4 Blue Whales,
3 Humpback Whales,
1 Minke Whale
1 Hammerhead Shark
Aug 23425 Bottlenose Dolphins400 Common Dolphins9 Blue Whales,
2 Humpback Whales,
1 Minke Whale
Aug 22313 Blue Whales2 Mola Mola
Aug 215140 Common Dolphins10 Blue Whales,
1 Fin Whale
1 Unidentified Shark
Aug 20325 Bottlenose Dolphins600 Common Dolphins5 Blue Whales, 2 Humpback Whales
Aug 1941,450 Common Dolphins10 Blue Whales,
1 Humpback Whale
Aug 185400 Common Dolphins20 Blue Whales,
1 Fin Whale
Aug 17341 Bottlenose Dolphins17 Blue Whales,
2 Fin Whales
1 Hammerhead Shark
Aug 1651 Bottlenose Dolphin83 Common Dolphins23 Blue Whales,
2 Minke Whales
Aug 15690 Bottlenose Dolphins2,700 Common Dolphins19 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
Aug 14420 Bottlenose Dolphins700 Common Dolphins3 Pacific White-sided Dolphins3 Fin Whales, 1 Blue Whale
Aug 1346 Bottlenose Dolphins2,700 Common Dolphins30 Risso’s Dolphins7 Blue Whales,
1 Unidentified Baleen Whale
Aug 12512 Bottlenose Dolphins5,500 Common Dolphins6 Risso’s Dolphins1 Unidentified Baleen Whale
Aug 1142,750 Common Dolphins12 Risso’s Dolphins1 Blue Whale,
1 Minke Whale
Aug 1041,050 Common Dolphins
Aug 982,400 Common Dolphins3 Humpback Whales,
2 Blue Whales,
2 Minke Whales
Aug 884,950 Common Dolphins8 Minke Whales,
2 Bryde’s Whales,
1 Fin Whale
1 Elephant Seal
Aug 7460 Bottlenose Dolphins (Including Patches)975 Common Dolphins3 Minke Whales1 Hammerhead Shark, 1 Loggerhead Turtle
Aug 6525 Bottlenose Dolphins1,550 Common Dolphins1 Humpback Whale1 Thresher Shark, 1 Hammerhead Shark
Aug 572,650 Common Dolphins3 Humpback Whales
Aug 468,900 Common Dolphins7 Blue Whales
Aug 3625 Bottlenose Dolphins4,865 Common Dolphins8 Blue Whales,
1 Minke Whale
1 Hammerhead Shark
Aug 2518 Bottlenose Dolphins2,300 Common Dolphins3 Blue Whales,
2 Bryde’s Whales,
1 Minke Whale
1 Elephant Seal
Aug 18153 Bottlenose Dolphins1,550 Common Dolphins12 Blue Whales,
1 Gray Whale (In Dana Point Harbor)
July 31612 Bottlenose Dolphins2,150 Common Dolphins3 Blue Whales,
2 Humpback Whales,
1 Minke Whale
July 30420 Bottlenose Dolphins4,500 Common Dolphins9 Blue Whales,
1 Minke Whale
July 29612 Bottlenose Dolphins4,650 Common Dolphins12 Blue Whales,
1 Minke Whales
1 Hammerhead Shark
July 2843,350 Common Dolphins4 Minke Whales,
3 Bryde’s Whales (Including Cow/Calf),
2 Blue Whales,
2 Humpback Whales,
1 Fin Whale,
July 2753,100 Common Dolphins10 Humpback Whales
July 2652,200 Common Dolphins2 Humpback Whales, 1 Minke Whale
July 2564,900 Common Dolphins10 Humpback Whales,
1 Fin Whale,
1 Minke Whale
1 Hammerhead Shark
July 2463,600 Common Dolphins11 Humpback Whales,
4 Minke Whales
July 2365,800 Common Dolphins19 Blue Whales,
1 Minke Whale
1 Hammerhead Shark
July 2263,250 Common Dolphins9 Blue Whales,
1 Humpback Whale
1 Mako Shark
July 2163,900 Common Dolphins17 Minke Whales,
6 Humpback Whales,
2 Blue Whales
1 Hammerhead Shark
July 2041,575 Common Dolphins2 Minke Whales,
1 Blue Whale
July 19525 Bottlenose Dolphins900 Common Dolphins3 Minke Whales,
2 Blue Whales (Cow/Calf)
1 Hammerhead Shark
July 187100 Bottlenose Dolphins (Including Patches)4,000 Common Dolphins5 Blue Whales, 1 Minke Whale
July 1786,360 Common Dolphins11 Blue Whales, 2 Minke Whales
July 16856 Bottlenose Dolphins6,512 Common Dolphins7 Blue Whales, 6 Minke Whales
July 158183 Bottlenose Dolphins1,750 Common Dolphins2 Fin Whales, 1 Blue Whale
July 1472,600 Common Dolphins15 Blue Whales
July 135170 Bottlenose Dolphins (Including Patches)1,340 Common Dolphins18 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf),
3 Humpback Whales,
1 Minke Whale
July 12105 Bottlenose Dolphins4,430 Common Dolphins31 Blue Whales,
6 Fin Whales,
1 Humpback Whale,
1 Minke Whale
July 1194,300 Common Dolphins29 Blue Whales, 1 Minke Whale1 Mola Mola
July 10457 Blue Whales2 Hammerhead Sharks, 1 Mako Shark, 1 Mola Mola
July 9330 Bottlenose Dolphins1,500 Common Dolphins16 Blue Whales,
3 Minke Whales,
2 Fin Whales,
1 Humpback Whale
July 831,100 Common Dolphins7 Blue Whales,
2 Minke Whales,
1 Humpback Whale
July 742,500 Common Dolphins11 Blue Whales,
1 Minke Whale
July 623,000 Common Dolphins3 Blue Whales,
1 Humpback Whale
July 531,400 Common Dolphins2 Minke Whales,
1 Fin Whale,
1 Humpback Whale
July 4615 Bottlenose Dolphins1,225 Common Dolphins4 Blue Whales,
3 Minke Whales,
2 Humpback Whales
July 373,050 Common Dolphins10 Fin Whales,
9 Blue Whales,
1 Bryde’s Whale
July 243 Bottlenose Dolphins2,350 Common Dolphins4 Minke Whales,
3 Blue Whales,
2 Humpback Whales
July 146 Bottlenose Dolphins975 Common Dolphins4 Minke Whales,
1 Blue Whale
June 30320 Bottlenose Dolphins1,700 Common Dolphins2 Blue Whales (Cow/Calf),
2 Fin Whales,
1 Humpback Whale
1 Mola Mola
June 292250 Common Dolphins2 Blue Whales (Cow/Calf)1 Mola Mola
June 28453 Common Dolphins1 Blue Whale
June 27424 Bottlenose Dolphins1,700 Common Dolphins4 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
June 26615 Bottlenose Dolphins525 Common Dolphins6 Blue Whales
June 2564,125 Common Dolphins4 Humpback Whales,
2 Bryde’s Whales,
1 Minke Whale
June 2451,500 Common Dolphins2 Humpback Whales
June 2345,750 Common Dolphins5 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
June 2225 Bottlenose Dolphins1,350 Common Dolphins1 Blue Whale,
1 Fin Whale,
1 (Breaching) Minke Whale
2 Mola Mola
June 2183,200 Common Dolphins5 Minke Whales,
3 Humpback Whales,
2 Blue Whales,
2 Fin Whales,
2 Bryde’s Whales
2 Mola Mola
June 2068,000 Common Dolphins6 Humpback Whales2 Mola Mola
June 1925,000 Common Dolphins2 Fin Whales,
2 Bryde’s Whales,
1 Humpback Whale
June 1831,350 Common Dolphins3 Humpback Whales,
1 Minke Whale
1 Mola Mola
June 1743,050 Common Dolphins1 Mola Mola
June 16240 Bottlenose Dolphins6 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf),
1 Minke Whale
June 152600 Common Dolphins2 Blue Whales (Cow/Calf)
June 14430 Bottlenose Dolphins1,000 Common Dolphins2 Blue Whales (Delta & Calf)
June 1341,450 Common Dolphins1 Loggerhead Sea Turtle
June 12325 Bottlenose Dolphins1,000 Common Dolphins
June 1121,115 Common Dolphins2 Fin Whales (Cow/Calf)
June 10175 Bottlenose Dolphins
June 922 Blue Whales,
2 Fin Whales
June 8340 Bottlenose Dolphins340 Common Dolphins3 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
June 764,200 Common Dolphins3 Fin Whales,
2 Bryde’s Whales,
2 Minke Whales
June 6519 Bottlenose Dolphins3,095 Common Dolphins22 Risso’s Dolphins2 Fin Whales1 Mako Shark
June 554 Bottlenose Dolphins3,500 Common Dolphins6 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf),
2 Humpback Whales,
1 Fin Whale
June 4340 Bottlenose Dolphins800 Common Dolphins2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf),
1 Blue Whale
June 325 Bottlenose Dolphins2,300 Common Dolphins2 Fin Whales,
2 Humpback Whales,
2 Minke Whales
June 231,300 Common Dolphins2 Blue Whales,
2 Fin Whales,
2 Humpback Whales,
1 Minke Whale
1 Mako Shark
June 11500 Common Dolphins3 Gray Whales (Mom and 2 Calves)
May 31512 Bottlenose Dolphins4,400 Common Dolphins2 Minke Whales,
1 Blue Whale
May 3039 Bottlenose Dolphins2,000 Common Dolphins4 Blue Whales,
4 Fin Whales,
2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)
May 2922,300 Common Dolphin2 Blue Whales,
2 Humpback Whales
May 28250 Bottlenose (Including Patches)750 Common Dolphins2 Humpback Whales,
2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf),
1 Blue Whale
May 272500 Common Dolphins2 Blue Whales,
1 Humpback Whale
May 2621,500 Common Dolphins3 Fin Whales
May 2534,500 Common Dolphins40 Pilot Whales,
14 Fin Whales,
2 Blue Whales,
2 Gray Whales,
2 Minke Whales,
1 Humpback Whale
May 243 Trips3,000 Common Dolphins6 Fin Whales
May 233 Trips1,100 Common Dolphins3 Humpback Whales,
2 Blue Whales
May 2231,525 Common Dolphins3 Blue Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
May 2131,300 Common Dolphins
May 20235 Bottlenose Dolphins2,000 Common Dolphins2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)2 Mola Mola
May 1911,000 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
May 18250 Bottlenose Dolphins100 Common Dolphins20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)
May 173400 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins6 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
May 1624 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
May 1526 Bottlenose Dolphins1,050 Common Dolphins
May 1414 Bottlenose Dolphins5 Gray Whales
May 13175 Common Dolphins
May 122500 Common Dolphins2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf), 1 Humpback Whale1 Mola Mola
May 1121,100 Common Dolphins2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)
May 1074,200 Common Dolphins1 Humpback Whale
May 93920 Common Dolphins12 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
May 819 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf Pairs)
May 723 Bottlenose Dolphins200 Common Dolphins12 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
May 62950 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales, (Cow/Calf Pairs),
4 Minke Whales,
3 Humpback Whales
May 543 Bottlenose Dolphins2,600 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs),
3 Humback Whales,
3 Minke Whales
May 421,200 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs),
2 Humpback Whales,
1 Fin Whale
May 332,250 Common Dolphins14 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
May 232,500 Common Dolphins12 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
May 1412 Bottlenose Dolphins400 Common Dolphins12 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs),
Apr 3021,050 Common Dolphins6 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
Apr 29275 Bottlenose Dolphins2 Pacific White-sided Dolphins2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs), 2 Humpback Whales
Apr 2824 Bottlenose Dolphins9 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calves), 2 Fin Whales
Apr 27310 Bottlenose Dolphins125 Common Dolphins24 Pacific White-sided Dolphins12 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs),
2 Fin Whales
Apr 263200 Common Dolphins4 Pacific White-sided Dolphins8 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
Apr 256 Bottlenose Dolphins600 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins10 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
Apr 244184 Common Dolphins3 Pacific White-sided Dolphins6 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)1 Sea Turtle, 1 Mako Shark
Apr 2322 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs),
1 Fin Whale,
1 Minke Whale
Apr 2232,500 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
Apr 21240 Bottlenose Dolphins750 Common Dolphins10 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs),
Apr 202200 Common Dolphins3 Gray Whales,
2 Fin Whales
Apr 195100 Bottlenose Dolphins1,500 Common Dolphins9 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf Pairs)
Apr 185180 Bottlenose Dolphins1,400 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs),
3 Fin Whales
Apr 1752 Bottlenose Dolphins2,250 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales,
2 Fin Whales
Apr 162500 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins6 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs),
1 Fin Whale
Apr 152500 Common Dolphins2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
Apr 142625 Common Dolphins2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs)
Apr 13275 Bottlenose Dolphins25 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf),
2 Fin Whales
Apr 123375 Common Dolphins5 Gray Whales, 1 Humpback Whale
Apr 117102 Bottlenose Dolphins975 Common Dolphins11 Fin Whales,
2 Blue Whales (Cow/Calf),
1 Gray Whale
Apr 105100 Bottlenose Dolphins260 Common Dolphins7 Gray Whales,
2 Fin Whales
Apr 9550 Bottlenose Dolphins1,600 Common Dolphins8 Gray Whales,
3 Fin Whales
Apr 861,115 Common Dolphins6 Gray Whales,
3 Humpback Whales,
2 Fin Whales
1 Mola Mola
Apr 76103 Bottlenose Dolphins440 Common Dolphins13 Gray Whales,
3 Fin Whales
1 Harbor Seal
Apr 6662 Bottlenose Dolphins962 Common Dolphins18 Fin Whales
Apr 50Happy Easter!
Apr 486 Bottlenose Dolphins2,675 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins8 Fin Whales,
6 Gray Whales,
1 Minke Whale
Apr 371,736 Common Dolphins4 Pacific White-sided Dolphins15 Gray Whales,
12 Fin Whales
Apr 2618 Bottlenose Dolphins135 Common Dolphins11 Gray Whales,
2 Fin Whales
Apr 171,100 Common Dolphins14 Gray Whales
Mar 31620 Bottlenose Dolphins620 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins9 Gray Whales,
6 Fin Whales
1 Mola Mola, 1 Mako Shark
Mar 30944 Bottlenose Dolphins4,680 Common Dolphins11 Fin Whales,
2 Gray Whales
Mar 298120 Bottlenose Dolphins812 Common Dolphins116 Pacific White-sided Dolphins7 Gray Whales,
2 Fin Whales,
1 Minke Whale
Mar 2882 Bottlenose Dolphins1,805 Common Dolphins32 Pacific White-sided Dolphins6 Gray Whales,
5 Fin Whales,
2 Humpback Whales,
1 Blue Whale,
1 Minke Whale
Mar 27630 Bottlenose Dolphins1,200 Common Dolphins18 Pacific White-sided Dolphins4 Gray Whales,
3 Blue Whales,
3 Fin Whales,
2 Minke Whales,
1 Humpback Whale
Mar 2666,700 Common Dolphins10 Gray Whales,
1 Minke Whale
Mar 251,860 Common Dolphins54 Pacific White-sided Dolphins14 Gray Whales, 1 Minke Whale1 Mola Mola
Mar 2464 Bottlenose Dolphins255 Common Dolphins25 Gray Whales,
1 Humpback Whale
Mar 2343,200 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins24 Gray Whales,
4 Fin Whales
Mar 2262,350 Common Dolphins30 Pacific White-sided Dolphins24 Gray Whale,
1 Fin Whale
1 Mola Mola
Mar 2166 Bottlenose Dolphins7,700 Common Dolphins8 Pacific White-sided Dolphins23 Gray Whales,
4 Fin Whales
Mar 2062 Bottlenose Dolphins1,225 Common Dolphins33 Gray Whales,
1 Blue Whale
Mar 194350 Common Dolphins15 Pacific White-sided Dolphins36 Gray Whales2 Mola Mola
Mar 1857 Bottlenose Dolphins2,010 Common Dolphins5 Pacific White-sided Dolphins22 Gray Whales4 Mola Mola
Mar 1744 Bottlenose Dolphins1,700 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins21 Gray Whales,
2 Fin Whales,
1 Humpback Whale,
1 Minke Whale
1 Elephant Seal
Mar 1648 Bottlenose Dolphins186 Common Dolphins17 Gray Whales (1 Entangled),
7 Fin Whales
Mar 1572,214 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins14 Gray Whales,
8 Fin Whales
Dana Point Festival of Whales
Mar 141112 Bottlenose Dolphins113 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins46 Gray Whales,
21 Fin Whales
Dana Point Festival of Whales
Mar 1387,858 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins27 Gray Whales,
4 Fin Whales
1 Mola Mola
Mar 1244,000 Common Dolphins28 Gray Whales
Mar 1157 Bottlenose Dolphins2,000 Common Dolphins2 Pacific White-sided Dolphins23 Gray Whales,
3 Fin Whales
4 Mola Mola
Mar 1046 Bottlenose Dolphins2,170 Common Dolphins4 Pacific White-sided Dolphins36 Gray Whales,
1 Fin Whale
1 Elephant Seal, 1 Unidentified Shark
Mar 95150 Bottlenose Dolphins105 Common Dolphins14 Pacific White-sided Dolphins40 Gray Whales
Mar 872 Bottlenose Dolphins385 Common Dolphins55 Gray WhalesDana Point Festival of Whales
Mar 710411 Common Dolphins11 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins54 Gray Whales,
2 Fin Whales
Dana Point Festival of Whales
Mar 65205 Common Dolphins17 Pacific White-sided Dolphins14 Gray Whales,
2 Humpback Whales,
1 Fin Whale
Mar 551,425 Common Dolphins1 Pacific White-sided Dolphin14 Gray Whales,
2 Fin Whales,
2 Minke Whales
Mar 422,030 Common Dolphins12 Gray Whales
Mar 3265 Common Dolphins9 Gray Whales
Mar 2212 Common Dolphins5 Gray Whales
Mar 1210 Gray Whales
Feb 28427 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins12 Gray Whales1 Mola Mola
Feb 27340 Common Dolphins6 Gray Whales
Feb 2631 Bottlenose Dolphins190 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins12 Gray Whale
Feb 2553 Bottlenose Dolphins15 Pacifci White-sided Dolphins15 Gray Whales
Feb 24312 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins14 Gray Whales
Feb 23230 Bottlenose Dolphins10 Pacific White-sided Dolphins14 Gray Whales
Feb 224124 Common Dolphins14 Pacific White-sided Dolphins7 Gray Whales,
1 Fin Whale
Feb 2182 Bottlenose Dolphins675 Common Dolphins18 Pacific White-sided Dolphins25 Gray Whales,
10 Fin Whales
Feb 2032 Bottlenose Dolphins700 Common Dolphins3 Pacific White-sided Dolphins18 Gray Whales
Feb 1936 Bottlenose Dolphins200 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins7 Gray Whales,
1 Fin Whale
Feb 183300 Common Dolphins8 Pacific White-sided Dolphins7 Gray Whales,
1 Fin Whale
Feb 1731,175 Common Dolphins10 Gray Whales
Feb 168472 Bottlenose Dolphins64 Common Dolphins165 Pacific White-sided Dolphins27 Gray Whales,
11 Fin Whales
1 Mola Mola
Feb 159212 Bottlenose Dolphins415 Common Dolphins33 Gray Whales,
1 Fin Whale
1 Mola Mola
Feb 14102 Bottlenose Dolphins4,600 Common Dolphins16 Gray Whales,
7 Fin Whales
Feb 135450 Common Dolphins26 Pacific White-sided Dolphins13 Gray Whales,
3 Humpback Whales
Feb 1231 Bottlenose Dolphin100 Common Dolphins33 Gray Whales,
1 Humpback Whale,
1 Minke Whale
Feb 115137 Bottlenose Dolphins15 Gray Whales,
3 Humpback Whales,
2 Blue Whales
Feb 103109 Bottlenose Dolphins45 Common Dolphins7 Gray Whales1 Mola Mola
Feb 9225 Common Dolphins8 Pacifc White-sided Dolphins11 Gray Whales
Feb 8616 Common Dolphins9 Pacific White-sided Dolphins51 Gray Whales
Feb 75158 Common Dolphins4 Pacific White-sided Dolphins29 Gray Whales,
8 Fin Whales (1 Entangled),
1 Minke Whale
Feb 63225 Common Dolphins20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins13 Gray Whales
Feb 523 Gray Whales
Feb 4230 Common Dolphins12 Gray Whales
Feb 328 Common Dolphins14 Gray Whales
Feb 23700 Common Dolphins19 Gray Whales,
2 Humpback Whales
Feb 15285 Common Dolphins16 Pacific White-sided Dolphins16 Gray Whales,
1 Fin Whale
5 Harbor Seals,
Pelagic Red Crabs (“Tuna Crabs”)
Jan 3156 Bottlenose Dolphins61 Common Dolphins24 Gray Whales
Jan 3032 Bottlenose Dolphins180 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins20 Gray Whales
Jan 29285 Common Dolphins7 Gray Whales
Jan 28210 Gray Whales
Jan 27120 Common Dolphins20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins14 Gray Whales
Jan 26216 Pacific White-sided Dolphins12 Gray Whales
Jan 25750 Bottlenose Dolphins185 Common Dolphins34 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf),
Jan 247358 Common Dolphins40 – 50 Pilot Whales (RARE!),
21 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf),
3 Fin Whales,
2 Minke Whales
Jan 2328 Bottlenose Dolphins200 Common Dolphins3 Pacific White-sided Dolphins12 Gray Whales
Jan 2221,250 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales
Jan 21120 Common Dolphins10 Pacific White-sided Dolphins3 Gray Whales
Jan 2024 Bottlenose Dolphins1,100 Common Dolphins2 Pacific White-sided Dolphins6 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
Jan 1962,000 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins22 Gray Whales
Jan 187600 Common Dolphins25 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf Pairs)
Jan 1772,620 Common Dolphins16 Gray Whales
Jan 1632 Bottlenose Dolphins52 Common Dolphins6 Gray Whales1 Elephant Seal
Jan 153520 Common Dolphins22 Pacific White-sided Dolphins9 Gray Whales
Jan 142150 Common Dolphins1 Gray Whale
Jan 133220 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins9 Gray Whales
Jan 123450 Common Dolphins24 Pacific White-sided Dolphins3 Gray Whales
Jan 1124 Common Dolphins8 Pacific White-sided Dolphins1 Fin Whale, 1 Gray Whale
Jan 102650 Common Dolphins50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins13 Fin Whales, 9 Gray Whales
Jan 9413 Bottlenose Dolphins2,200 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins2 Fin Whale, 12 Gray Whales
Jan 8230 Bottlenose Dolphins201 Common Dolphins3 Fin Whales,
4 Gray Whales
Jan 7260 Common Dolphins4 Orca (CA51 Bigg’s Transient Killer Whales),
1 Gray Whale
Jan 621,250 Common Dolphins3 Gray Whales
Jan 53300 Common Dolphins45 Pacific White-sided Dolphins6 Gray Whales,
2 Minke Whales
Jan 431,300 Common Dolphins24 Pacific White-sided Dolphins4 Fin Whales, 5 Gray Whales
Jan 351,050 Common Dolphins33 Pacific White-sided Dolphins13 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
Jan 251,850 Common Dolphins139 Pacific White-sided Dolphins14 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
Jan 1, 2015440 Bottlenose Dolphins1,005 Common Dolphins50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins8 Gray Whales
Dec 312250 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins9 Gray Whales
Dec 3022 Common Dolphins3 Pacific White-sided Dolphins4 Gray Whales
Dec 2952,150 Common Dolphins5 Fin Whales, 11 Gray Whales
Dec 286466 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins16 Gray Whales
Dec 27775 Bottlenose Dolphins1,537 Common Dolphins37 Pacific White-sided Dolphins27 Gray Whales, 3 Humpback Whales
Dec 26715 Bottlenose Dolphins1,100 Common Dolphins76 Pacific White-sided Dolphins25 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf), 1 Minke Whale
Dec 250Merry Christmas!
Dec 242400 Common Dolphins9 Gray Whales
Dec 232100 Common Dolphins4 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Dec 222225 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins4 Gray Whales
Dec 212780 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins2 Gray Whales1 Mola Mola
Dec 201100 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins2 Gray Whales
Dec 191100 Common Dolphins
Dec 181200 Common Dolphins3 Gray Whales
Dec 17112 Common Dolphis
Dec 161300 Common Dolphins1 Fin Whale
Dec 1515 Bottlenose Dolphins50 Common Dolphins20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins1 Fin Whale, 1 Gray Whale
Dec 1411 Common Dolphin1 Fin Whale, 1 Gray Whale
Dec 13212 Common Dolphins1 Humpback Whale
Dec 120Inclement Weather
Dec 11130 Common Dolphins1 Gray Whale
Dec 10125 Pacific White-sided Dolphins1 Humpback Whale, 1 Gray Whale
Dec 91750 Common Dolphins
Dec 81300 Common Dolphins50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Dec 7312 Common Dolphins15 Pacific White-sided Dolphins2 Gray Whales
Dec 611 Humpback Whale, 1 Gray Whale
Dec 5260 Bottlenose Dolphins10 Pacific White-sided Dolphins2 Gray Whales
Dec 41No Sightings
Dec 30Inclement Weather
Dec 20Inclement Weather
Dec 1118 Risso’s Dolphins
Nov 303 Bottlenose Dolphins100 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins1 Humpback Whale
Nov 294230 Common Dolphins8 Fin Whales, 3 Humpback Whales
Nov 2856 Bottlenose Dolphins325 Common Dolphins9 Pacific White-sided Dolphins3 Humpback Whales1 Mola Mola
Nov 270Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 262
Nov 253770 Common Dolphins2 Fin Whales, 2 Humpback Whales
Nov 243900 Common Dolphins20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins6 Fin Whales1 Sea Turtle, 1 Mola Mola
Nov 232200 Common Dolphins8 Risso’s Dolphins3 Humpback Whales1 Mola Mola
Nov 22235 Common Dolphins8 Pacific White-sided Dolphins1 Fin Whale, 1 Humpback Whale2 Harbor Seals
Nov 2116 Bottlenose Dolphins500 Common Dolphins1 Humpback Whale
Nov 203450 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins2 Fin Whales, 3 Humpback Whales
Nov 191100 Common Dolphins1 Humpback Whale
Nov 1826 Bottlenose Dolphins410 Common Dolphins20 Pacific White-side Dolphins1 Fin Whale, 2 Humpback Whales
Nov 172300 Common Dolphins2 Humpback Whales
Nov 16325 Bottlenose Dolphins600 Common Dolphins31 Pacific White-sided Dolphins25 Risso’s Dolphins3 Humpback Whales
Nov 15250 Bottlenose Dolphins400 Common Dolphins5 Pacific White-sided Dolphins6 Risso’s Dolphins1 Fin Whale, 3 Humpback Whales
Nov 142600 Common Dolphins20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins2 Humpback Whales
Nov 132500 Common Dolphins40 Pacifc White-sided Dolphins2 Humpback Whales, 1 Minke Whale
Nov 121400 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins2 Humpback Whales (Cow/Calf)
Nov 111200 Common Dolphins50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins3 Humpback Whales
Nov 102500 Common Dolphins90 Pacific White-sided Dolphins4 Humpback Whales
Nov 938 Bottlenose Dolphins210 Common Dolphins80 Pacific White-sided Dolphins3 Humpback Whales
Nov 82400 Common Dolphins25 Pacific White-sided Dolphins2 Humpback Whales
Nov 741,650 Common Dolphins110 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Nov 61200 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins1 Humpback Whale
Nov 51750 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins1 Humpback Whale
Nov 41250 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins1 Humpback Whale
Nov 31500 Common Dolphins2 Humpback Whales
Nov 22100 Bottlenose Dolphins550 Common Dolphins3 Humpback Whales, 1 Minke Whale
Nov 132 Bottlenose Dolphins202 Common Dolphins3 Humpback Whales
Oct 311100 Common Dolphins8 Pacific White-sided Dolphins2 Humpback Whales
Oct 30175 Common Dolphins1 Blue Whale, 1 Humpback Whale
Oct 291150 Common Dolphins1 Humpback Whale
Oct 283115 Common Dolphins24 Pacific White-sided Dolphins15 Risso’s Dolphins11 Minke Whales1 Flying Fish
Oct 272,000 Common Dolphins1 Blue Whale,
2 Humpback Whales,
9 Minke Whales
1 Blue Marlin
Oct 262600 Common Dolphins8 Pacific White-sided Dolphins2 Blue Whales
Oct 2551,501 Common Dolphins8 Pacific White-sided Dolphins5 Humpback Whales, 1 Minke Whale
Oct 242300 Common Dolphins8 Pacific White-sided Dolphins1 Humpback Whale, 1 Minke Whale
Oct 2311 Common Dolphin1 Humpback Whale
Oct 222300 Common Dolphins20 Risso’s Dolphins2 Humpback Whales
Oct 212300 Common Dolphins2 Humpback Whales, 3 Minke Whales
Oct 202800 Common Dolphins25 Pacific White-sided Dolphins27 Risso’s Dolphins1 Fin Whale,
2 Humpback Whales,
2 Minke Whales
Oct 1931,200 Common Dolphins20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins3 Humpback Whales,
6 Minke Whales
Oct 1831,000 Common Dolphins1 Pacific White-sided Dolphin3 Humpback Whales,
1 Minke Whale
Oct 17210 Common Dolphins50 – 100 Pilot Whales
Oct 162125 Common Dolphins2 Fin Whales,
2 Humpback Whales
Oct 1521,000 Common Dolphins22 Pacific White-sided Dolphins2 Humpback Whales,
1 Minke Whale
Oct 14340 Bottlenose Dolphins1,250 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins1 Fin Whale,
3 Humpback Whales,
4 Minke Whales
Oct 133136 Bottlenose Dolphins850 Common Dolphins2 Humpback Whales,
2 Minke Whales
Oct 122400 Common Dolphins1 Humpback Whale,
2 Minke Whales
1 Swordfish, 1 Hammerhead Shark, 10 Flying Fish
Oct 113500 Common Dolphins20 Risso’s Dolphins1 Blue Whale,
2 Humpback Whales
1 Mola Mola
Oct 102450 Common Dolphins11 Flying Fish
Oct 911,000 Common Dolphins2 Flying Fish
Oct 8326 Bottlenose Dolphins280 Common Dolphins6 Humpback Whales
Oct 722,000 Common Dolphins
Oct 6429 Bottlenose Dolphins350 Common Dolphins70 Sperm Whales (On Each Trip),
1 Minke Whale
Oct 5210 Bottlenose Dolphins400 Common Dolphins3 Humpback Whales,
1 Unidentified Whale
Oct 44115 Bottlenose Dolphins (Including Patches)11,500 Common Dolphins3 Minke Whales (1 Breached!)
Oct 336,500 Common Dolphins1 Turtle
Oct 212,000 Common Dolphins1 Humpback Whale,
1 Minke Whale
Oct 11300 Common Dolphins1 Mola Mola
Sept 3033,800 Common Dolphins1 Sea Turtle
Sept 29250 Bottlenose Dolphins2,000 Common Dolphins2 Humpback Whales1 Mola Mola
Sept 282200 Bottlenose Dolphins1,000 Common Dolphins1 Humpback Whale1 Mola Mola
Sept 273700 Common Dolphins2 Pacific White-sided Dolphins2 Minke Whales
Sept 2631,350 Common Dolphins2 Humpback Whales,
2 Minke Whales
Sept 2521,300 Common Dolphins2 Humpback Whales
Sept 2431,800 Common Dolphins2 Humpback Whales, 3 Minke Whales
Sept 2331,590 Common Dolphins1 Humpback Whale,
3 Minke Whales
Sept 22680 Bottlenose Dolphins1,500 Common Dolphins1 Blue Whale1 Elephant Seal, 1 Blue-spotted Pufferfish, 1 Mola Mola
Sept 2133,000 Common Dolphins3 Blue Whales
Sept 2041,200 Common Dolphins4 Blue Whales1 Elephant Seal
Sept 192500 Common Dolphins3 Blue Whales,
2 Fin Whales,
1 Minke Whale
Sept 1831,000 Common Dolphins7 Blue Whales
Sept 173500 Common Dolphins9 Blue Whales,
1 Minke Whale
Sept 162550 Common Dolphin3 Blue Whales
Sept 15150 Bottlenose Dolphins2,500 Common Dolphins5 Blue Whales20 Flying Fish
Sept 1431,030 Common Dolphins7 Blue Whales,
1 Fin Whale
4 Mola Mola
Sept 13754 Bottlenose Dolphins2,000 Common Dolphins12 Blue Whales,
2 Fin Whales,
2 Humpback Whales
1 Elephant Seal, 1 Flying Fish
Sept 12250 Bottlenose Dolphins2 Common Dolphins4 Blue Whales,
1 Humpback Whale
1 Hammerhead Shark,
7 Flying Fish
Sept 11275 Bottlenose Dolphins1 Blue Whale,
1 Humpback Whale
Sept 101400 Common Dolphins3 Blue Whales1 Hammerhead Shark
Sept 92550 Common Dolphins4 Blue Whales,
1 Humpback Whale
3 Mola Mola
Sept 82500 Common Dolphins7 Blue Whales2 Swordfish,
1 Hammerhead Shark,
2 Mola Mola
Sept 73220 Common Dolphins5 Blue Whales3 Mola Mola, 7 Flying Fish
Sept 651,500 Common Dolphins15 Blue Whales,
2 Humpback Whales
2 Flying Fish
Sept 521,400 Common Dolphins2 Blue Whales,
1 Humpback Whale
Sept 42450 Common Dolphins6 Blue Whales1 Mola Mola
Sept 3220 Bottlenose Dolphins150 Common Dolphins1 Blue Whale,
1 Gray Whale (Entangled)
Sept 2212 Bottlenose Dolphins600 Common Dolphins2 Blue Whale5 Mola Mola
Sept 1350 Bottlenose Dolphins900 Common Dolphins13 Blue Whales2 Hammerhead Sharks
Aug 31612 Bottlenose Dolphins610 Common Dolphins11 Blue Whales
Aug 305470 Common Dolphins19 Blue Whales
Aug 293950 Common Dolphins13 Blue Whales
Aug 283275 Common Dolphins11 Blue Whales
Aug 273800 Common Dolphins4 Blue Whales, 1 Fin Whale1 Mola Mola, 1 Flying Fish
Aug 26250 Bottlenose Dolphins150 Common Dolphins1 Blue Whale
Aug 2531,000 Common Dolphins6 Blue Whales, 2 Fin Whales1 Mola Mola
Aug 24485 Bottlenose Dolphins150 Common Dolphins4 Blue Whales,4 Fin Whales5 Mola Mola, 1 Flying Fish
Aug 235194 Bottlenose Dolphins (Including “Patches”)900 Common Dolphins9 Blue Whales,
1 Humpback Whale
1 Mola Mola
Aug 22526 Bottlenose Dolphins1,170 Common Dolphins1 Minke Whale
Aug 2131,100 Common Dolphins
Aug 204500 Common Dolphins10 Blue Whales,
2 Unidentified Whales
Aug 1948 Bottlenose Dolphins400 Common Dolphins5 Blue Whales,
2 Bryde’s whales,
2 Minke Whales
2 Mola Mola
Aug 1846 Bottlenose Dolphins1,000 Common Dolphins3 Blue Whales1 Thresher Shark, 1 Mako Shark, 1 Mola Mola
Aug 17712 Bottlenose Dolphins1,750 Common Dolphins11 Blue Whales (Including Humphrey and Razor)1 Brown Booby, 1 Cormorant “Rocky”
Aug 16836 Bottlenose Dolphins500 Common Dolphins38 Blue Whales (Including Blue Ray)2 Mola Mola
Aug 15878 Bottlenose Dolphins600 Common Dolphins43 Blue Whales
Aug 14455 Bottlenose Dolphins500 Common Dolphins16 Blue Whales
Aug 135150 Bottlenose Dolphins1,250 Common Dolphins11 Blue Whales1 Mola Mola
Aug 1261,703 Common Dolphins3 Blue Whales1 Shark, 1 Mola Mola
Aug 115200 Bottlenose Dolphins1,201 Common Dolphins4 Blue Whales
Aug 106130 Bottlenose Dolphins760 Common Dolphins5 Blue Whales (Including “Groot”),4 Minke Whales1 Breach Mako Shark, 2 Mola Mola
Aug 9835 Bottlenose Dolphins3,150 Common Dolphins1 Blue Whales, 3 Minke Whales1 Stingray, 1 Flying Fish
Aug 833 Bottlenose Dolphins350 Common Dolphins2 Blue Whales (Including “Rooster”)
Aug 76170 Bottlenose Dolphins1,100 Common Dolphins5 Mola Mola, 1 Flying Fish
Aug 67155 Bottlenose Dolphins1,700 Common Dolphins2 Blue Whales1 Great Hammerhead Shark, 2 Mola Mola
Aug 5579 Bottlenose Dolphins650 Common Dolphins4 Blue Whales
Aug 451,300 Common Dolphins8 Blue Whales, 2 Fin Whales
Aug 371,700 Common Dolphins10 Blue Whales, 3 Minke Whales
Aug 274 Bottlenose Dolphins2,020 Common Dolphins3 Blue Whales1 Mako Shark
Aug 1730 Bottlenose Dolphins960 Common Dolphins6 Blue Whales, 1 Minke Whale7 Mola Mola
July 3162,050 Common Dolphins15 Blue Whales, 2 Fin Whale, 2 Minke Whales
July 3061,550 Common Dolphins12 Blue Whales, 1 Minke Whale
July 2943,085 Common Dolphins3 Blue Whales, 2 Humpback Whales (Cow/Calf)
4 Minke Whales
July 285100 Bottlenose Dolphins600 Common Dolphins8 Blue Whales, 2 Humpback Whales (Cow/Calf),
2 Bryde’s Whales,
2 Minke Whales
2 Mola Mola
July 27772 Bottlenose Dolphins2,300 Common Dolphins19 Blue Whales, 1 Fin Whale, 2 Humpback Whales (Cow/Calf),
2 Minke Whales
1 Mola Mola
July 269761 Common Dolphins50 Risso’s Dolphins16 Blue Whales, 2 Fin Whales, 2 Humpback Whales (Cow/Calf),
1 Bryde’s Whale,
1 Minke Whale
9 Mola Mola
July 256540 Common Dolphins15 Blue WhalesRaft of 50 Sea Lions
July 2499 Bottlenose Dolphins920 Common Dolphins3 Blue Whales1 Unidentified Shark, 3 Mola Mola
July 236700 Common Dolphins8 Blue Whales1 Hammerhead Shark, 1 Flying Fish
July 2263,350 Common Dolphins2 Humpback Whales (Cow/Calf),
1 Bryde’s Whale,
2 Minke Whales
3 Mola Mola
July 2154 Bottlenose Dolphins1,850 Common Dolphins10 Blue Whales, 2 Humpback Whales (Cow/Calf)8 Mola Mola
July 20485 Bottlenose Dolphins (With “Patches”)1,900 Common Dolphins3 Fin Whales, 2 Humpback Whales (Cow/Calf),
1 Bryde’s Whale,
1 Minke Whale
1 Elephant Seal, 3 Mola Mola
July 196106 Bottlenose Dolphins600 Common Dolphins12 Blue Whales,
2 Minke Whales
July 18425 Bottlenose Dolphins500 Common Dolphins100 Risso’s Dolphins16 Blue Whales
July 17750 Bottlenose Dolphins1,525 Common Dolphins17 Blue Whales,
10 Fin Whales
1 Elephant Seal
July 16450 Bottlenose Dolphins950 Common Dolphins2 Blue Whales,
2 Minke Whales
6 Mola Mola
July 156130 Bottlenose Dolphins (With “Patches”)1,150 Common Dolphins1 Blue Whale
July 14453 Bottlenose Dolphins1,550 Common Dolphins13 Blue Whales1 Mola Mola, 1 Yellowfin Tuna
July 133100 Bottlenose Dolphins (With “Patches”)1,012 Common Dophins9 Blue Whales7 Mola Mola, 1 Sea Turtle, 1 Dorado
July 1252,050 Common Dolphins20 Risso’s Dolphins5 Blue Whales1 Hammerhead Shark, 1 Mako Shark, 8 Mola Mola
July 113290 Common Dolphins50 Risso’s Dolphins1 Blue Whale
July 103835 Common Dolphins11 Blue Whales
July 96275 Bottlenose Dolphins7 Blue Whales10 Mola Mola, 1 Mako Shark
July 8360 Bottlenose Dolphins1,600 Common Dolphins8 Blue Whales1 Hammerhead Shark, 1 Blue Shark
July 731,200 Common Dolphins3 Blue Whales
July 6515 Bottlenose Dolphins8,000 Common Dolphins3 Blue Whales
July 56200 Bottlenose Dolphins4,100 Common Dolphins1 Gray Whale (Rare for July!)2 Mola Mola
July 4570 Bottlenose Dolphins2,950 Common Dolphins
July 3450 Bottlenose Dolphins3,300 Common Dolphins
July 2395 Bottlenose Dolphins (With “Patches”)425 Common Dolphins
July 1250 Bottlenose Dolphins1,600 Common Dolphins
June 30340 Bottlenose Dolphins1,500 Common Dolphins
June 2932,012 Common Dolphins2 Blue Whales
June 284150 Bottlenose Dolphins25 Common Dolphins2 Blue Whales, 1 Gray Whlae (Rare for June!)
June 2741,800 Common Dolphins
June 26550 Bottlenose Dolphins1,200 Common Dolphins1 Minke Whale
June 252200 Common Dolphins
June 2442 Bottlenose Dolphins500 Common Dolphins1 Humpback Whale (Seen on 3 Trips)2 Mola Mola
June 2351,650 Common Dolphins3 Blue Whales (Including “Kinko”)1 Unidentified Baleen Whale
June 22325 Bottlenose Dolphins2,700 Common Dolphins1 Minke Whale
June 21550 Bottlenose Dolphins1,300 Common Dolphins1 Unidentified Baleen Whale1 Green Sea Turtle, 1 Mola Mola
June 20370 Bottlenose Dolphins1,006 Common Dolphins3 Minke Whales1 Elephant Seal
June 193100 Bottlenose Dolphins150 Common Dolphins2 Mola Mola
June 1821,250 Common Dolphins1 Mola Mola
June 17215 Bottlenose Dolphins850 Common Dolphins
June 162350 Common Dolphins1 Mola Mola
June 155177 Bottlenose Dolphins5,600 Common Dolphins1 Green Sea Turtle
June 144150 Bottlenose Dolphins4,400 Common Dolphins1 Minke Whale
June 13130 Bottlenose Dolphins300 Common Dolphins
June 12330 Bottlenose Dolphins200 Common Dolphins1 Mola Mola
June 11450 Bottlenose Dolphins5,200 Common Dolphins2 Minke Whales1 Mola Mola
June 10280 Bottlenose Dolphins500 Common Dolphins
June 9363 Bottlenose Dolphins700 Common Dolphins
June 8220 Bottlenose Dolphins3,000 Common Dolphins15 Mola Mola, 1 Mako Shark
June 73250 Bottlenose Dolphins200 Common Dolphins20 Risso’s Dolphins50 Pilot Whales (First SoCal sighting since 1996)1 Mako Shark
June 63800 Common Dolphins1 Fin Whale, 1 Minke Whale
June 531 Bottlenose Dolphin2,000 Common Dolphins
June 44325 Common Dolphins2 RARE Bryde’s Whales (Cow/Calf), 6 Minke Whales
June 3375 Bottlenose Dolphins1,015 Common Dolphins1 Fin Whale, 2 RARE Bryde’s Whales (Cow/Calf)
June 21No Sightings
June 122 Blue Whales (Cow/Calf)
May 315231 Bottlenose Dolphins950 Common Dolphins1 Mola Mola
May 304395 Bottlenose Dolphins1,400 Common Dolphins3 Mola Mola
May 292600 Common Dolphins
May 285250 Bottlenose Dolphins2,420 Common Dolphins1 Mola Mola
May 272
May 262200 Bottlenose Dolphins1 Minke Whale1 Blue Shark, 1 Mako Shark
May 253217 Bottlenose Dolphins4 Mola Mola
May 243106 Bottlenose Dolphins560 Common Dolphins
May 232200 Common Dolphins
May 2212 Bottlenose Dolphins100 Common Dolphins1 Minke Whale
May 2113 Common Dolphins2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)
May 202
May 1931,000 Common Dolphins2 Gray Whales
May 1849 Bottlenose Dolphins150 Common Dolphins2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf), 3 Minke Whales1 Mola Mola
May 1765 Bottlenose Dolphins490 Common Dolphins6 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pairs), 2 Minke Whales
May 164515 Common Dolphins8 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)
May 152250 Common Dolphins2 Fin Whales (Cow/Calf)
May 1426 Bottlenose Dolphins250 Common Dolphins2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)
May 1333 Bottlenose Dolphins500 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
May 123600 Common Dolphins9 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
May 119 Trips4 Bottlenose Dolphins1,975 Common Dolphins1 Mola Mola Rough Seas Today!
May 107 Trips30 Bottlenose Dolphins3,050 Common Dolphins10 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf), 2 Minke Whales1 Mola Mola
May 93106 Bottlenose Dolphins12 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf), 2 Minke Whales1 Mola Mola
May 821,600 Common Dolphins1 Minke Whale
May 71250 Common Dolphins2 Gray Whales
May 626 Bottlenose Dolphins600 Common Dolphins
May 544 Bottlenose Dolphins560 Common Dolphins26 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pods)
May 431,400 Common Dolphins9 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf Pods)
May 33400 Common Dolphins6 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)
May 222 Bottlenose Dolphins500 Common Dolphins6 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)
May 132 Bottlenose Dolphins250 Common Dolphins3 Blue Whales, 2 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)Chuck found our 1st Blue Whales of this season!
April 302450 Common Dolphins3 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf), 1 Minke Whale
April 291500 Common Dolphins
April 281300 Common Dolphins2 Gray Whales
April 2731,050 Common Dolphins13 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf Pairs)
April 261200 Common Dolphins
April 2537 Bottlenose Dolphins1 Gray Whale
April 2468 Bottlenose Dolphins3,800 Common Dolphins1 Fin Whale, 16 Gray Whales (Cow/Calf)
April 2326 Bottlenose Dolphins100 Common Dolphins3 Gray Whales
April 2231,000 Common Dolphins6 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf), 2 Minke Whales
April 21218 Bottlenose Dolphins220 Common Dolphins2 Fin Whales, 14 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
April 200Happy Easter! No Trips.
April 194100 Bottlenose Dolphins300 Common Dolphins1 Fn Whale, 8 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
April 1832,200 Common Dolphins7 Minke Whales
April 1741,350 Common Dolphins9 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf), 3 Minke Whales
April 16250 Bottlenose Dolphins100 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales, 6 Minke Whales
April 1535 Bottlenose Dolphins1,200 Common Dolphins20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins3 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
April 1421,300 Common Dolphin1 Gray Whale
April 13313 Bottlenose Dolphins400 Common Dolphins6 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
April 1221,200 Common Dolphins6 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)1 Mola Mola
April 1133,000 Common Dolphins10 Pacific White-sided Dolphins4 Gray Whales
April 1042 Bottlenose Dolphins200 Common Dolphins7 Pacific White-sided Dolphins10 Gray Whales, 1 Minke Whale1 Mola Mola
April 9410 Bottlenose Dolphins3,500 Common Dolphins5 Gray Whales, 1 Minke Whale1 Mola Mola
April 8335 Bottlenose Dolphins200 Common Dolphins6 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
April 731,100 Common Dolphins50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins11 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
April 641,600 Common Dolphins6 Gray Whales
April 543 Bottlenose Dolphins1,450 Common Dolphins20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins14 Gray Whales
April 43150 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins1 Fin Whale, 7 Gray Whales
April 325 Bottlenose Dolphins550 Common Dolphins1 Fin Whale, 2 Gray Whales
April 22No Sightings – Rough Seas
April 12250 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales
March 3124 Bottlenose Dolphins5 Common Dolphins6 Gray Whales
March 305430 Common Dolphins6 Gray Whales
March 295200 Bottlenose Dolphins500 Common Dolphins22 Gray Whales
March 286225 Bottlenose Dolphins1,500 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins18 Gray Whales, 1 Minke Whale
March 2754,100 Common Dolphins1 Gray Whale
March 2622 Gray Whales
March 2521,150 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales, 1 Minke Whale
March 24526 Bottlenose Dolphins3,200 Common Dolphins40 Pacific White-sided Dolphins12 Gray Whales
March 23618 Bottlenose Dolphins2,200 Common Dolphin20 Gray Whales
March 22626 Bottlenose Dolphins2,450 Common Dolphins9 Pacific White-sided Dolphins17 Gray Whales
March 213312 Common Dolphins11 Gray Whales1 Thresher Shark
March 2052,550 Common Dolphins13 Gray Whales
March 1931,200 Common Dolphins15 Gray Whales
March 1841,200 Common Dolphins30 Pacific White-sided Dolphins11 Gray Whales
March 1756 Bottlenose Dolphins400 Common Dolphins36 Gray Whales
March 166520 Common Dolphins28 Gray Whales, 2 Humpback Whales (Cow/Calf)
March 156400 Bottlenose Dolphins700 Common Dolphins33 Gray Whales
March 144850 Common Dolphins22 Gray Whales1 Steller Sea Lion
March 1334 Bottlenose Dolphins700 Common Dolphins6 Pacific White-side Dolphins11 Gray WhalesVERY RARE 40 – 50 False Killer Whales
March 1231,500 Common Dolphins4 Gray WhalesVERY RARE 40 – 50 False Killer Whales
March 1141,200 Common Dolphins12 Risso’s Dolphins6 Gray Whales
March 10418 Bottlenose Dolphins1,100 Common Dolphins1 Fin Whale, 6 Gray Whales
March 98311 Bottlenose Dolphins1,800 Common Dolphins3 Fin Whale, 31 Gray WhalesDana Point Festival of Whales
March 86100 Bottlenose Dolphins1,300 Common Dolphins30 Pacific White-sided Dolphins16 Gray WhalesDana Point Festival of Whales
March 73200 Bottlenose Dolphins400 Common Dolphins7 Gray Whales
March 6150 Common Dolphins7 Gray Whales
March 53200 Common Dolphins6 Gray Whales
March 4212 Bottlenose Dolphins600 Common Dolphins7 Gray Whales
March 32300 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales
March 2386 Bottlenose Dolphins1,000 Common Dolphins15 Gray WhalesDana Point Festival of Whales
March 10Inclement Weather
Feb 280Inclement Weather
Feb 27240 Bottlenose Dolphins50 Common Dolphins2 Fin Whales, 9 Gray Whales
Feb 2622 Fin Whales (Cow/Calf), 2 Gray Whales
Feb 25250 Bottlenose Dolphins2,000 Common Dolphins50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins3 Gray Whales1 Mola Mola
Feb 2422 Bottlenose Dolphins500 Common Dolphins1 Gray Whale
Feb 2331,550 Common Dolphins25 Pacific White-sided Dolphins7 Gray Whales“Patches” the Bottlenose Dolphin
Feb 22785 Bottlenose Dolphins3,700 Common Dolphins51 Pacific White-sided Dolphins18 Gray Whales
Feb 2121,200 Common Dolphins3 Gray Whales
Feb 2021,300 Common Dolphins5 Gray Whales
Feb 192100 Bottlenose Dolphins300 Common Dolphins8 Pacific White-sided Dolphins2 Gray Whales
Feb 18275 Common Dolphins12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins2 Gray Whales (1 Breached!)
Feb 177460 Common Dolphins227 Pacific White-sided Dolphins9 Gray Whales
Feb 168 Trips58 Bottlenose Dolphins1,300 Common Dolphins230 Pacific White-sided Dolphins3 Gray Whales
Feb 159 Trips55 Bottlenose Dolphins1,650 Common Dolphins155 Pacific White-sided Dolphins10 Gray Whales
Feb 14440 Bottlenose Dolphins500 Common Dolphins45 Pacific White-sided Dolphins9 Gray Whales
Feb 132100 Bottlenose Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins8 Gray Whales
Feb 1223 Bottlenose Dolphins150 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales
Feb 11225 Pacific White-sided Dolphins1 Gray Whale
Feb 1024 Bottlenose Dolphins6 Gray Whales
Feb 92 Bottlenose Dolphins200 Common Dolphins50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins21 Gray Whales
Feb 839 Bottlenose Dolphins17 Gray Whales
Feb 7275 Bottlenose Dolphins200 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales
Feb 61100 Common Dolphins2 Gray Whales
Feb 5220 Bottlenose Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins4 Gray Whales
Feb 43100 Common Dolphins46 Pacific White-sided Dolphins18 Gray Whales
Feb 31100 Bottlenose Dolphins8 Gray Whales
Feb 222,000 Common Dolphins11 Gray Whales
Feb 136,000 Common Dolphins50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins8 Gray Whales
Jan 31211 Gray Whales
Jan 3012 Gray Whales
Jan 2912 Bottlenose Dolphins7 Gray Whales
Jan 2817 Gray Whales
Jan 27150 Bottlenose Dolphins2 Fin Whales, 8 Gray Whales
Jan 264260 Bottlenose Dolphins17 Gray Whales (Including 2 Mating, 1 Breaching)
Jan 252100 Common Dolphins1 Fin Whale, 11 Gray Whales (Including 1 Northbound)
Jan 24273 Bottlenose Dolphins5 Common Dolphins1 Gray Whale
Jan 23250 Bottlenose Dolphins2,000 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales
Jan 222150 Bottlenose Dolphins6 Pacific White-sided Dolphins7 Gray Whales
Jan 2112 Bottlenose Dolphins25 Pacific White-sided Dolphins4 Gray Whales
Jan 20555 Bottlenose Dolphins1,000 Common Dolphins10 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
Jan 195112 Bottlenose Dolphins4,100 Common Dolphins9 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf),
Jan 18612 Bottlenose Dolphins7,025 Common Dolphins2 Fin Whales, 13 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf),
Jan 1722,100 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales
Jan 162250 Bottlenose Dolphins150 Common Dolphins
Jan 15160 Bottlenose Dolphins3 Gray Whales
Jan 14260 Bottlenose Dolphins1,000 Common Dolphins6 Gray Whales
Jan 1316 Bottlenose Dolphins100 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales
Jan 124130 Bottlenose Dolphins12 Gray Whales (Including 1st Northbound Cow/Calf)
Jan 11343 Common Dolphins12 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Newborn Calf)
Jan 102100 Bottlenose Dolphins50 Common Dolphins3 Gray Whales“Patches” the Bottlenose Dolphin
Jan 9225 Bottlenose Dolphins50 Common Dolphins25 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins6 Gray Whales
Jan 82240 Bottlenose Dolphins340 Common Dolphins1 Mola Mola
Jan 73285 Common Dolphins65 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins6 Gray Whales
Jan 6125 Bottlenose Dolphins1,000 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales (Including “Scarback”)
Jan 56850 Common Dolphins13 Gray WhalesRaft of 100 Sea Lions, 1 Mola Mola
Jan 45350 Bottlenose Dolphins750 Common Dolphins9 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins2 Humpback Whales, 4 Gray Whales
Jan 34100 Bottlenose Dolphins650 Common Dolphins7 Gray Whales
Jan 2612 Bottlenose Dolphins300 Common Dolphins50 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins5 Gray Whales
Jan 1, 201436 Bottlenose Dolphins1,300 Common Dolphins4 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)

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