Capt. Dave's Sightings Log

Daily whale watching sightings log & monthly sightings-at-a-glance.

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Monthly Dolphin & Whale Sightings Overview

2019 Daily Whale Watching Sightings Log

Date No. of Trips Sightings
Sep 15 4 1,600 Common Dolphins, 50 Bottlenose Dolphins (Including “Patches”), 1 Hammerhead Shark, 1 Swordfish
Sep 14 5 680 Common Dolphins
Sep 13 3 450 Common Dolphins
Sep 12 3 165 Common Dolphins, 1 Possible Elephant Seal
Sep 11 6 1 Sei Whale (Seen on 3 Trips), 1 Minke Whale, 1,200 Common Dolphins, 1 Elephant Seal
Sep 10 1 200 Common Dolphins, 1 Hammerhead Shark, Large School of Tuna Jumping in the Air
Sep 9 3 1,000 Common Dolphins, 200 Bottlenose Dolphins
Sep 8 5 975 Common Dolphins
Sep 7 5 4 Bryde’s Whales, 3 Fin Whales, 880 Common Dolphins
Sep 6 5 4 Fin Whales, 3 Bryde’s Whales, 2,800 Common Dolphins, 35 Bottlenose Dolphins
Sep 5 3 700 Common Dolphins
Sep 4 2 200 Common Dolphins, 1 Mola Mola
Sep 3 2 500 Common Dolphins, 60 Bottlenose Dolphins
Sep 2 4 1,000 Common Dolphins, 32 Bottlenose Dolphins
Sep 1 6 1 Humpback Whale, 1,900 Common Dolphins, 30 Bottlenose Dolphins, 2 Elephant Seals
Aug 31 6 3 Humpback Whales, 435 Common Dolphins, 58 Risso’s Dolphins
Aug 30 3 900 Common Dolphins, 1 Ray
Aug 29 2 300 Common Dolphins, 250 Bottlenose Dolphins (Including “Patches”)
Aug 28 2 1,400 Common Dolphins
Aug 27 3 2 Blue Whales, 250 Common Dolphins
Aug 26 7 1,000 Common Dolphins, 25 Risso’s Dolphins
Aug 25 7 2,100 Common Dolphins, 10 Risso’s Dolphins, 1 Great White Shark
Aug 24 7 3,200 Common Dolphins, 1 Elephant Seal
Aug 23 5 2,000 Common Dolphins, 170 Risso’s Dolphins, 46 Bottlenose Dolphins
Aug 22 8 300 Common Dolphins, 140 Bottlenose Dolphins, 12 Risso’s Dolphins
Aug 21 7 750 Common Dolphins, 160 Risso’s Dolphins, 12 Bottlenose Dolphins
Aug 20 5 450 Bottlenose Dolphins, 320 Common Dolphins
Aug 19 7 2,200 Common Dolphins
Aug 18 6 4 Minke Whales, 1,150 Common Dolphins, 28 Risso’s Dolphins
Aug 17 10 4 Minke Whales, 3 Blue Whales, 1,750 Common Dolphins, 2 Bottlenose Dolphins
Aug 16 9 1 Unidentified Baleen Whale, 2,825 Common Dolphins
Aug 15 8 3,350 Common Dolphins, 515 Risso’s Dolphins, 2 Bottlenose Dolphins
Aug 14 7 1,350 Common Dolphins
Aug 13 5 5 Blue Whales, 1 Minke Whale, 1,400 Common Dolphins, 155 Risso’s Dolphins, 52 Bottlenose Dolphins, 1 Elephant Seal
Aug 12 7 3 Blue Whales, 2,400 Common Dolphins, 250 Bottlenose Dolphins (Including “Patches”), 15 Risso’s Dolphins
Aug 11 9 7 Blue Whales, 803 Common Dolphins
Aug 10 8 5 Blue Whales, 1,600 Common Dolphins, 15 Bottlenose Dolphins
Aug 9 5 900 Common Dolphins, 3 Mola Mola
Aug 8 5 1 Minke Whale, 2,625 Common Dolphins
Aug 7 6 2 Humpback Whales, 395 Common Dolphins, 30 Bottlenose Dolphins
Aug 6 6 4 Blue Whales, 1,250 Common Dolphins, 130 Bottlenose Dolphins
Aug 5 5 4 Blue Whales, 3,100 Common Dolphins
Aug 4 8 8 Blue Whales, 1,875 Common Dolphins, 30 Bottlenose Dolphins, 1 Mola Mola
Aug 3 9 6 Blue Whales, 1,500 Common Dolphins, 225 Bottlenose Dolphins (Including “Patches”)
Aug 2 7 5 Blue Whales, 4 Minke Whales, 2,400 Common Dolphins
Aug 1 9 3 Minke Whales, 2,400 Common Dolphins, 150 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jul 31 7 3 Minke Whales, 1,600 Common Dolphins, 1 Hammerhead Shark
Jul 30 5 3,000 Common Dolphins, 1 Mola Mola
Jul 29 7 5 Orcas (Eastern Tropical Pacific), 2 Minke Whales, 1,030 Common Dolphins, 2 Mola Mola, 1 Stingray
Jul 28 8 1,175 Common Dolphins, 200 Bottlenose Dolphins, 2 Mola Mola
Jul 27 11 4 Minke Whales, 1,275 Common Dolphins, 12 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jul 26 5 3 Minke Whales, 500 Common Dolphins, 25 Bottlenose Dolphins, 1 Mola Mola
Jul 25 6 5 Minke Whales, 400 Common Dolphins, 55 Bottlenose Dolphins, 1 Mola Mola
Jul 24 7 2 Blue Whales, 2 Minke Whales, 412 Common Dolphins, 164 Bottlenose Dolphins (Including “Patches”)
Jul 23 6 2 (Cow/Calf) Bryde’s Whales (Seen on 3 Trips), 425 Common Dolphins, 5 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jul 22 5 1 Minke Whale, 1,700 Common Dolphins
Jul 21 7 1 Minke Whale, 2,200 Common Dolphins, 1 Mola Mola
Jul 20 9 2,475 Common Dolphins, 65 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jul 19 9 4,600 Common Dolphins
Jul 18 7 1 Minke Whale, 2,800 Common Dolphins, 20 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jul 17 5 1,600 Common Dolphins, 50 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jul 16 5 2,000 Common Dolphins, 70 Risso’s Dolphins, 20 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jul 15 4 2 Minke Whales, 2,100 Common Dolphins
Jul 14 8 1,800 Common Dolphins, 250 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jul 13 7 3 Minke Whales, 1 Fin Whale, 1,375 Common Dolphins
Jul 12 6 1,100 Common Dolphins, 600 Bottlenose Dolphins, 1 Mola Mola
Jul 11 6 4,400 Common Dolphins, 30 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jul 10 5 1,100 Common Dolphins
Jul 9 5 750 Common Dolphins
Jul 8 5 650 Common Dolphins, 253 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jul 7 5 550 Common Dolphins, 190 Bottlenose Dolphins, 90 Risso’s Dolphins, 1 Mola Mola
Jul 6 10 3 Minke Whales, 1,790 Common Dolphins, 2 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jul 5 6 1,000 Common Dolphins
Jul 4 5 2 Blue Whales, 630 Common Dolphins, 2 Mola Mola
Jul 3 4 700 Common Dolphins
Jul 2 7 1 Gray Whale (Seen on 3 Trips), 905 Common Dolphins, 125 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jul 1 8 1 Minke Whale, 1,270 Common Dolphins, 145 Risso’s Dolphins, 15 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jun 30 5 1 Minke Whale, 1,950 Common Dolphins, 160 Risso’s Dolphins, 41 Bottlenose Dolphins, 1 Mola Mola, 1 Swordfish
Jun 29 7 690 Common Dolphins, 154 Risso’s Dolphins, 139 Bottlenose Dolphins, 2 Elephant Seals
Jun 28 8 3,850 Common Dolphins
Jun 27 6 3 Minke Whales, 2,250 Common Dolphins
Jun 26 7 7 Minke Whales, 1 Blue Whale, 3,300 Common Dolphins, 1 Elephant Seal
Jun 25 5 4 Blue Whales, 2 Humpback Whales, 2 Minke Whales, 1,200 Common Dolphins, 1 Mola Mola
Jun 24 5 2 Minke Whales, 1, 200 Common Dolphins
Jun 23 3 2 Blue Whales, 2 Minke Whales, 550 Common Dolphins
Jun 22 8 5 Minke Whales, 1,020 Common Dolphins
Jun 21 4 6 Minke Whales, 550 Common Dolphins, 2 Mola Mola
Jun 20 4 650 Common Dolphins, 10 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jun 19 7 3 Fin Whales, 3 Humpback Whales, 1,400 Common Dolphins
Jun 18 5 6 Blue Whales, 1,502 Common Dolphins, 300 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jun 17 7 7 Blue Whales, 1 Minke Whale, 1,550 Common Dolphins
Jun 16 11 6 Blue Whales, 400 Bottlenose Dolphins, 100 Common Dolphins, 1 Swordfish
Jun 15 8 5 Fin Whales, 980 Common Dolphins, 75 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jun 14 5 2 Fin Whales, 1 Minke Whale, 625 Common Dolphins, 100 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jun 13 4 1 Fin Whale, 1,400 Common Dolphins, 103 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jun 12 5 2 Humpback Whales, 1 Gray Whale, 1,100 Common Dolphins, 10 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jun 11 2 1 Minke Whale, 1,900 Common Dolphins, 1 Mola Mola
Jun 10 3 2 Fin Whales, 575 Common Dolphins
Jun 9 7 3 Blue Whales, 3,300 Common Dolphins, 40 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jun 8 6 7 Blue Whales, 1 Minke Whale, 1,302 Common Dolphins, 165 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jun 7 5 2 Minke Whales, 1,000 Common Dolphins, 1 Mola Mola
Jun 6 4 300 Common Dolphins, 210 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jun 5 5 4 Minke Whales, 3,300 Common Dolphins, 1 Ray
Jun 4 5 1 Blue Whale, 900 Common Dolphins
Jun 3 6 4 Minke Whales, 2,650 Common Dolphins
Jun 2 4 1,500 Common Dolphins, 80 Bottlenose Dolphins, 1 Great White Shark
Jun 1 5 5 Blue Whales, 200 Common Dolphins, 75 Bottlenose Dolphins
May 31 5 2 Fin Whales, 1,725 Common Dolphins, 40 Bottlenose Dolphins, 1 Blue Shark, 1 Mola Mola
May 29 3 875 Common Dolphins, 1 Blue Shark
May 28 5 4 Blue Whales, 1,375 Common Dolphins, 90 Bottlenose Dolphins
May 27 7 2,150 Common Dolphins
May 26 5 2,450 Common Dolphins, 7 Risso’s Dolphins
May 25 9 1 Blue Whale, 3,700 Common Dolphins, 2 Bottlenose Dolphins, 1 Harbor Seal
May 24 4 2 Blue Whales, 500 Common Dolphins
May 23 2 300 Common Dolphins
May 22 0 Inclement Weather
May 21 3 200 Common Dolphins, 100 Bottlenose Dolphins
May 20 3 1 Blue Whale, 1 Rare Basking Shark, 250 Common Dolphins
May 19 2 300 Common Dolphins
May 18 8 1 Minke Whale, 3,980 Common Dolphins
May 17 5 1,150 Common Dolphins
May 16 1 No Sightings
May 15 3 1,550 Common Dolphins
May 14 5 5 Humpback Whales, 3,450 Common Dolphins
May 13 3 1,400 Common Dolphins, 2 Bottlenose Dolphins, 1 Elephant Seal
May 12 11 10 Fin Whales, 1 Blue Whale, 3,900 Common Dolphins, 1 Swordfish
May 11 7 1 Fin Whale, 1,500 Common Dolphins
May 10 3 3 Blue Whales, 550 Common Dolphins, 35 Bottlenose Dolphins
May 9 2 700 Common Dolphins, 10 Bottlenose Dolphins, 2 Mola Mola
May 8 4 1 Fin Whale, 475 Common Dolphins
May 7 3 2 Blue Whales, 1 Fin Whale, 300 Common Dolphins
May 6 4 4 Fin Whales, 1 Blue Whale, 377 Common Dolphins
May 5 6 11 Blue Whales, 1,550 Common Dolphins
May 4 6 7 Blue Whales, 1 Fin Whale, 1,330 Common Dolphins, 25 Bottlenose Dolphins
May 3 5 3 Blue Whales, 1 Gray Whale, 1,800 Common Dolphins
May 2 4 3 Blue Whales, 350 Common Dolphins
May 1 3 3 Blue Whales, 275 Common Dolphins, 10 Bottlenose Dolphins
Apr 30 3 5 Fin Whales, 420 Common Dolphins, 10 Mola Mola
Apr 29 2 6 Fin Whales, 3 Blue Whales, 300 Common Dolphins
Apr 28 6 40 False Killer Whales, 6 Blue Whales, 4 Fin Whales, 1,100 Common Dolphins, 1 Mola Mola
Apr 27 6 7 Fin Whales, 5 Blue Whales, 803 Common Dolphins
Apr 26 5 16 Fin Whales, 2 Blue Whales, 925 Common Dolphins
Apr 25 3 8 Fin Whales, 4 Gray Whales, 2 Blue Whales, 775 Common Dolphins
Apr 24 3 5 Fin Whales, 2 Blue Whales, 325 Common Dolphins, 3 Bottlenose Dolphins
Apr 23 4 8 Gray Whales, 3 Fin Whales, 1,125 Common Dolphins, 195 Bottlenose Dolphins
Apr 22 3 11 Fin Whales, 225 Common Dolphins
Apr 21 0 No Trips – Happy Easter!
Apr 20 10 10 Gray Whales (Including Entangled Whale), 1 Blue Whale, 1 Minke Whale, 1,224 Common Dolphins
Apr 19 7 1,225 Common Dolphins, 8 Bottlenose Dolphins, 1 Mola Mola
Apr 18 4 1,100 Common Dolphins
Apr 17 5 5 Blue Whales, 1,100 Common Dolphins
Apr 16 4 3 Blue Whales, 920 Common Dolphins, 75 Bottlenose Dolphins, 2 Mola Mola
Apr 15 3 2 Gray Whales, 1 Fin Whale, 725 Common Dolphins, 21 Bottlenose Dolphins
Apr 14 5 7 Gray Whales, 1 Entangled Gray Whale, 550 Common Dolphins, 52 Bottlenose Dolphins, 1 Harbor Seal
Apr 13 6 10 Gray Whales, 675 Common Dolphins
Apr 12 3 250 Common Dolphins
Apr 11 5 1 Gray Whale, 350 Common Dolphins, 85 Bottlenose Dolphins, 15 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Apr 10 3 4 Gray Whales, 100 Common Dolphins, 10 Bottlenose Dolphins
Apr 9 1 No Sightings
Apr 8 5 1 Blue Whale (On Each Trip), 1 Gray Whale, 705 Common Dolphins, 2 Bottlenose Dolphins, 1 Mola Mola
Apr 7 6 845 Common Dolphins, 35 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Apr 6 5 6 Gray Whales, 340 Common Dolphins, 4 Bottlenose Dolphins
Apr 5 5 25 – 50 False Killer Whales, 9 Gray Whales, 2,100 Common Dolphins
Apr 4 5 8 Gray Whales, 1,100 Common Dolphins
Apr 3 4 5 Gray Whales, 1 Fin Whale, 20 Common Dolphins
Apr 2 3 6 Gray Whales, 600 Common Dolphins, 12 Bottlenose Dolphins, 1 Harbor Seal
Apr 1 8 17 Gray Whales, 372 Common Dolphins, 4 Bottlenose Dolphins
Mar 31 9 17 Gray Whales, 345 Common Dolphins, 82 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Mar 30 8 28 Gray Whales, 1 Humpback Whale, 6,400 Common Dolphins, 4 Bottlenose Dolphins
Mar 29 7 8 Gray Whales, 1,325 Common Dolphins, 5 Bottlenose Dolphins
Mar 28 7 10 Gray Whales, 1,200 Common Dolphins, 120 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Mar 27 5 7 Gray Whales, 1,950 Common Dolphins, 5 Bottlenose Dolphins
Mar 26 5 24 Gray Whales, 1,000 Common Dolphins, 30 Pacific White-sided Dolphins, 5 Bottlenose Dolphins
Mar 25 6 22 Gray Whales, 720 Common Dolphins
Mar 24 9 22 Gray Whales, 990 Common Dolphins, 35 Bottlenose Dolphins, 25 Pacific White-sided Dolphins, 1 Mola Mola
Mar 23 8 34 Gray Whales, 875 Common Dolphins,
Mar 22 5 13 Gray Whales, 625 Common Dolphins, 1 Thresher Shark
Mar 21 4 5 Gray Whales, 600 Common Dolphins, 50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins, 5 Bottlenose Dolphins
Mar 20 2 1 Gray Whale, 600 Common Dolphins
Mar 19 5 7 Gray Whales, 1 Humpback Whale, 1,000 Common Dolphins, 70 Pacific White-sided Dolphins, 20 Bottlenose Dolphins
Mar 18 7 28 Gray Whales, 1,987 Common Dolphins, 50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins, 24 Bottlenose Dolphins
Mar 17 9 25 Gray Whales, 4 Humpback Whales, 2,800 Common Dolphins, 30 Pacific White-sided Dolphins, 5 Bottlenose Dolphins
Mar 16 9 19 Humpback Whales, 16 Gray Whales, 7,100 Common Dolphins, 200 Bottlenose Dolphins, 12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Mar 15 4 10 Gray Whales, 1,525 Common Dolphins
Mar 14 5 24 Gray Whales, 2 Humpback Whales, 570 Common Dolphins
Mar 13 5 25 Gray Whales, 15 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Mar 12 5 30 Gray Whales, 350 Common Dolphins
Mar 11 3 11 Gray Whales, 500 Common Dolphins, 50 Bottlenose Dolphins
Mar 10 6 38 Gray Whales, 750 Common Dolphins
Mar 9 8 44 Gray Whales, 1 Humpback Whale, 105 Common Dolphins, 62 Pacific White-sided Dolphins, 1 Bottlenose Dolphin
Mar 8 6 21 Gray Whales,
Mar 7 4 22 Humpback Whales, 1,600 Common Dolphins, 50 Risso’s Dolphins
Mar 6 0 Inclement Weather
Mar 5 3 31 Humpback Whales, 1 Gray Whale, 9,000 Common Dolphins
Mar 4 5 19 Gray Whales, 2,300 Common Dolphins
Mar 3 5 19 Gray Whales, 4 Humpback Whales, 3,000 Common Dolphins, 4 Bottlenose Dolphins
Mar 2 3 No Sightings
Mar 1 4 8 Gray Whales, 2 Humpback Whales, 1,700 Common Dolphins, 37 Pacific White-sided Dolphins, 1 Mola Mola
Feb 28 5 5 Gray Whales, 4 Humpback Whales, 14,900 Common Dolphins, 24 Bottlenose Dolphins
Feb 27 2 2 Humpback Whales, 1 Fin Whale, 1 Gray Whale, 1 Unidentified Whale, 550 Common Dolphins, 2 Elephant Seals, 1 Blue Shark
Feb 26 3 7 Humpback Whales, 5 Fin Whales, 5 Gray Whales, 14,000 Common Dolphins
Feb 25 3 7 Fin Whales, 2 Gray Whales, 1,000 Common Dolphins, 32 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Feb 24 5 10 Gray Whales, 800 Common Dolphins, 24 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Feb 23 6 9 Gray Whales, 3 Fin Whales, 1,000 Common Dolphins, 6 Bottlenose Dolphins
Feb 22 4 12 Gray Whales, 200 Common Dolphins, 10 Bottlenose Dolphins
Feb 21 1 50 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
Feb 20 2 4 Gray Whales, 25 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
Feb 19 4 5 Gray Whales, 65 Common Dolphins, 2 Bottlenose Dolphins
Feb 18 7 16 Gray Whales, 75 Common Dolphins, 22 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Feb 17 1 1 Gray Whale
Feb 16 6 5 Gray Whales
Feb 15 2 2 Gray Whales
Feb 14 0 Inclement Weather
Feb 13 1 No Sightings (Rough Ocean Conditions)
Feb 12 2 4 Gray Whales, 2,500 Common Dolphins
Feb 11 3 6 Gray Whales
Feb 10 4 3 Gray Whales, 275 Common Dolphins, 25 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Feb 9 3 3 Gray Whales, 60 Pacific White-sided Dolphins, 10 Bottlenose Dolphins
Feb 8 3 2 Gray Whales, 200 Common Dolphins, 10 Bottlenose Dolphins
Feb 7 3 4 Gray Whales
Feb 6 2 2 Fin Whales, 2 Gray Whales, 15 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Feb 5 1 1 Gray Whale, 10 Bottlenose Dolphins
Feb 4 0 Inclement Weather
Feb 3 1 1 Gray Whale
Feb 2 0 Inclement Weather
Feb 1 2 3 Gray Whales, 10 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 31 1 3 Gray Whales, 10 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 30 3 3 Humpback Whales, 3 Gray Whales, 2,500 Common Dolphins, 125 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 29 1 2 Gray Whales, 50 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 28 2 6 Gray Whales, 900 Common Dolphins, 70 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 27 4 11 Gray Whales, 2 Humpback Whales, 1,700 Common Dolphins, 12 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 26 7 13 Gray Whales, 125 Common Dolphins, 30 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 25 4 8 Humpback Whales, 1 Gray Whale, 500 Common Dolphins, 37 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 24 3 4 Humpback Whales, 900 Common Dolphins, 30 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 23 3 6 Gray Whales, 10 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jan 22 1 1 Gray Whale, 1 Unidentified Whale
Jan 21 2 No Sightings
Jan 20 7 14 Humpback Whales, 2 Gray Whales, 1,200 Common Dolphins, 70 Pacific White-sided Dolphins, 30 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jan 19 7 12 Humpback Whales, 3 Gray Whales, 2,500 Common Dolphins, 25 Bottlenose Dolphins
Jan 18 1 60 Risso’s Dolphins
Jan 17 0 Inclement Weather
Jan 16 0 Inclement Weather
Jan 15 1 200 Common Dolphins, 4 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 14 0 Inclement Weather
Jan 13 3 2 Gray Whales, 800 Common Dolphins
Jan 12 4 2 Gray Whales, 1,103 Common Dolphins, 27 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 11 2 2 Gray Whales, 1 Minke Whale, 100 Common Dolphins, 10 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 10 1 3 Gray Whales, 25 Common Dolphins
Jan 9 2 1 Gray Whale, 275 Common Dolphins
Jan 8 2 4 Gray Whales, 35 Common Dolphins, 25 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 7 1 2 Gray Whales, 500 Common Dolphins, 20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 6 1 1,000 Common Dolphins
Jan 5 3 2 Fin Whales, 260 Common Dolphins
Jan 4 3 5 Humpback Whales, 1,520 Common Dolphins, 20 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 3 4 2 Fin Whales, 2 Gray Whales, 1 Humpback Whale, 800 Common Dolphins, 60 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 2 5 7 Humpback Whales, 4 Gray Whales, 950 Common Dolphins, 5 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Jan 1, 2019 5 6 Humpback Whales, 3 Gray Whales, 7,000 Common Dolphins

2018 Whale Watching Stats

1,049

Gray Whales

146

Blue Whales

138

Humpback Whales

249,311

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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