The whales are making their migration north from Mexico. We are rapidly approaching the zenith of their numbers. The fam and I made the trek to Dana Point to take advantage of the season as we “heard” that area tends to have the best whale watching. We were not disappointed. Our 2 hour cruise left us with memories that will last a life time.
We used the services of the Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching and rode out on the “Dana Pride” at noon yesterday. We saw many sights as we cruised out past the sea lions on the break water and out to sea. There were several pods of dolphins feeding out at sea. What was really amazing was watching them follow our boat and play in the wake as we moved around them.
The captains on the boat are real experts at whale watching. The offer up a narrative of what to look for as well as what you are watching. They stay in touch with other Whale Watching boats to expedite the finding of whales by sharing information via radio where they can be found. (Spoiler alert…we saw something that is rarely witnessed by us land dwellers and you need to make the jump to read about it). Read the rest of this entry →