Capt. Dave's Sightings Log

Daily whale watching sightings log & typical monthly sightings.

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Typical Monthly Dolphin & Whale Sightings

November 2019 Daily Whale Watching Sightings Log

Date No. of Trips Sightings
Nov 18 4 6 Minke Whales, 500 Common Dolphins
Nov 17 4 1 Fin Whale, 1 Bryde’s Whale (Seen on 3 Trips), 700 Common Dolphins, 110 Risso’s Dolphins, 45 Bottlenose Dolphins
Nov 16 5 1,600 Common Dolphins, 3 Bottlenose Dolphins
Nov 15 3 400 Common Dolphins
Nov 14 3 275 Common Dolphins, 45 Bottlenose Dolphins
Nov 13 3 700 Common Dolphins
Nov 12 3 No Sightings
Nov 11 3 1 Minke Whale, 300 Common Dolphins, 30 Pacific White-sided Dolphins
Nov 10 4 1 Fin Whale, 1 Humpback Whale, 1,000 Common Dolphins,
Nov 9 6 17 Humpback Whales, 2,125 Common Dolphins, 75 Risso’s Dolphins, 4 Bottlenose Dolphins
Nov 8 3 1,100 Common Dolphins
Nov 7 3 400 Common Dolphins
Nov 6 2 600 Common Dolphins
Nov 5 4 1,600 Common Dolphins, 4 Pacific White-sided Dolphins, 1 Bottlenose Dolphin, 1 Elephant Seal
Nov 4 3 4 Humpback Whales, 1 Minke Whale, 500 Common Dolphins
Nov 3 4 5 Humpback Whales, 2,500 Common Dolphins
Nov 2 4 8 Humpback Whales, 1,400 Common Dolphins
Nov 1 3 1,400 Common Dolphins

2019 Daily Whale Watching Sightings Log Archive

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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