Capt. Dave's Sightings Log

Daily whale watching sightings log & typical monthly sightings.

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Typical Monthly Dolphin & Whale Sightings

February 2020 Daily Whale Watching Sightings Log

Date No. of Trips Sightings
Feb 26 2 2 Humpback Whales, 1,800 Common Dolphins
Feb 25 5 700 Common Dolphins, 50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins, 10 Bottlenose Dolphins, 1 Elephant Seal
Feb 24 3 8 Humpback Whales, 8 Gray Whales, 1,300 Common Dolphins
Feb 23 6 3 Gray Whales, 2 Humpback Whales, 100 Common Dolphins
Feb 22 6 16 Gray Whales, 4 Humpback Whales, 1,000 Common Dolphins, 20 Bottlenose Dolphins
Feb 21 4 11 Gray Whales, 115 Bottlenose Dolphins
Feb 20 11 15 Humpback Whales, 11 Gray Whales, 3,100 Common Dolphins, 175 Bottlenose Dolphins, 25 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Feb 19 4 12 Humpback Whales, 3,200 Common Dolphins, 30 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Feb 18 4 8 Humpback Whales, 3,300 Common Dolphins
Feb 17 9 19 Gray Whales, 6 Humpback Whales, 1,387 Common Dolphins, 160 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Feb 16 9 13 Gray Whales, 4 Humpback Whales, 2 Fin Whales, 4,340 Common Dolphins, 450 Bottlenose Dolphins, 230 Pacific White-sided Dolphins, 1 Sea Turtle
Feb 15 10 37 Gray Whales, 6 Humpback Whales, 850 Common Dolphins, 350 Bottlenose Dolphins, 20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Feb 14 5 12 Gray Whales, 1 Humpback Whale, 62 Bottlenose Dolphins, 112 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Feb 13 3 9 Humpback Whales, 9 Gray Whales, 1,800 Common Dolphins, 250 Pacific White-sided Dolphins, 10 Bottlenose Dolphins
Feb 12 4 4 Humpback Whales, 4 Gray Whales, 915 Common Dolphins, 200 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Feb 11 3 9 Gray Whales, 1 Humpback Whale, 900 Common Dolphins
Feb 10 2 2 Gray Whales (“Mugged” our boats, Watch Video), 100 Common Dolphins
Feb 9 2 5 Gray Whales, 5 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Feb 8 8 22 Gray Whales, 80 Pacific White-sided Dolphins, 18 Bottlenose Dolphins
Feb 7 3 4 Gray Whales, 200 Common Dolphins, 24 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Feb 6 3 14 Gray Whales, 550 Common Dolphins
Feb 5 2 4 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf), 600 Common Dolphins
Feb 4 1 3 Gray Whales (Including Cow/Calf)
Feb 3 0 Inclement Weather
Feb 2 6 13 Gray Whales, 200 Common Dolphins, 65 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Feb 1 8 31 Gray Whales, 650 Common Dolphins, 162 Pacific White-sided Dolphins

2020 Archive Whale Watching Sightings Log

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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