Capt. Dave's Sightings Log

Daily whale watching sightings log & typical monthly sightings.

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Typical Monthly Dolphin & Whale Sightings

January 2020 Daily Whale Watching Sightings Log

Date No. of Trips Sightings
Jan 17 3 8 Gray Whales (Including Mom/Newborn Calf), 200 Common Dolphins, 85 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 16 2 2 Gray Whales, 100 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 15 2 1 Gray Whale
Jan 14 4 2 Gray Whales, 300 Common Dolphins, 60 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 13 1 700 Common Dolphins
Jan 12 4 2 Gray Whales, 760 Common Dolphins, 20 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jan 11 5 2,500 Common Dolphins
Jan 10 3 2 Gray Whales, 1 Minke Whale, 400 Common Dolphins, 20 Risso’s Dolphins, 4 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 9 0 Inclement Weather
Jan 8 2 200 Common Dolphins,  60 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 7 3 8 Gray Whales (Including Mom/Newborn Calf Pair), 106 Common Dolphins, 100 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 6 6 9 Gray Whales, 900 Common Dolphins, 565 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 5 4 7 Gray Whales, 130 Pacific White-sided Dolphins, 18 Common Dolphins
Jan 4 6 655 Common Dolphins, 50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins, 5 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jan 3 6 3 Gray Whales, 2 Fin Whales, 1,800 Common Dolphins, 15 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 2 7 3 Gray Whales, 1,350 Common Dolphins, 249 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 1 7 8 Gray Whales, 700 Common Dolphins, 180 Pacific White-sided Dolphins

2019 Daily Whale Watching Sightings Log Archive

2019 Whale Watching Stats

830

Gray Whales

174

Blue Whales

229

Humpback Whales

427,279

Dolphins

When is the best time to see whales in California?

You can see whales and dolphins off the coast of Dana Point, California, all year long!

May through November you can see blue whales, humpback whales, fin whales, and more. Between December and May, Dana Point whale watchers can see migrating gray whales, as well as fin whales, humpback whales, minke whales, and more. All year round several species of dolphins can be viewed, sometimes in mega-pods as large as 10,000! And throughout the year, rare species of whales and dolphins such as orcas (killer whales), Bryde’s whales, pilot whales, and sperm whales could be seen. Southern California has more dolphins and more blue whales than anywhere else in the world.

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