Whale watching is our specialty! $95 per person or $550 for a private trip of up to 6 people. May through November is a great time to see the Humpback whales! Dolphins are here sporadically year round. For more detailed month by month explanations please click on the recent sightings page. Whale sighting guarantee, If we do not see a whale you get a $40 refund per person. This tour is not recommended for children under 2 years of age or anyone with neck or back problems that might be aggravated by traveling on a boat bouncing around in an unpredictable manner. If you have any questions please call or text me at (805) 540 4667. It gets cold out on the water so please bring a warm jacket for this trip.
We would personally like to invite you join us for a very unique whale watching adventure upon the pristine waters of San Luis Bay. What sets this excursion apart from other boat tours you may ask? 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 lets us get to the whales faster and spend more quality time with them than larger, slower boats. She is an open boat with no cabin which allows for an unobstructed viewing experience for everyone on board. Third, our bay is just one of the best places on the coast of California to see whales as it is a prolific producer of anchovies. This brings the whales in to feed on them and in between feedings the Humpback Whales are famous the world over for their playful behaviours such as breaching, tail slapping and pectoral slapping. Forth, local experience matters when looking for whales and we are the only boat tour company in the area to have been in continuous, year round operation since 2012. In that time I have personally taken over 11,500 guests out onto the waters of San Luis Bay to see the whales and 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. You are welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks. There is no restroom on the boat but there are several public restrooms at the port that you can use before boarding the boat.