Each year the California Grey whales travel past our bay on the longest large mammal migration on earth! We start seeing them in late December and the migration is typically in full swing by the first week of January as they will pass by us heading south to their mating and calving grounds in the shallow lagoons located halfway down the Baja California peninsula. In January it is typical to see groups of 3 to 4 whales swimming quickly and heading south until mid February which is when most of the 24,000 Grey whales are close to, or in the Baja lagoons. Then in late February they begin heading north and this continues until mid April. On most of our March trips we will see several groups of 5 to 10 whales moving north together and closer to shore than on the southbound trip. As the excitement of the March season starts to wane in early April we then start to see the cows (mama whales) and the new calves (baby whales) making their way north back to the Arctic which is their summer feeding grounds. This will usually last until the middle of May. This tour is not recommended for anyone with neck or back problems that might be aggravated by traveling on a boat that at times may be bouncing around in an unpredictable manner.
First, we only take out 6 passengers at a time so that everyone has a front row seat as we engage with the whales and other wildlife. I have been a captain / naturalist / adventure travel guide for over 40 years and really like this intimate setting where we can converse about the animals as we find them. Second, We believe that we have chosen the perfect boat to for these whale watching adventures as our 28 ft power catamaran "PACIFIC FLYER" is the most stable boat in this size range and offers a much smoother ride than any other boat we have ever been on. This gets us to the whales faster and allows us to spend more quality time with them than larger, slower boats. Third, local experience matters when looking for whales and we have been in continuous, year round operation since 2012 and in that time I have personally taken over 13,000 guests out onto the waters of San Luis Bay to see the whales. Those guests have rated us as the best boat tour in the area on both Tripadvisor and Yelp every year. So if you are looking for a knowledgeable, friendly captain to escort your family out for a safe, educational and memorable whale watching experience please join us for a tour.