Please understand that it can be much colder out on the water than it is on the land! It would be impossible for me to tell you exactly what to wear each day as the forecast is rarely correct. I believe you should prepare for the worst and hope for the best! This is why we recommend that you bring a waterproof jacket, warm pants and a warm sweater on all whale watching trips year round! If you think you might be too warm on a day when it is 90 degrees on the land go ahead and wear shorts and a light shirt but please bring a bag with some extra clothing with you just incase. I have seen the air temperature as much as 20 degrees colder offshore than it is on land due to the offshore water temperature rarely getting over 55 degrees. A warm hat and gloves are also a good idea to have with you if the temperature on land is below 75 degrees..
Here is my best guess as to what you can expect temperature wise by the seasons out on the water. For trips departing between December and the end of May you can expect temperatures to be cold, between 40 and 60 degrees! June through July will be a bit warmer with Temperatures between 50 and 70 degrees. August through September are our warmest months and will typically be between 60 and 80 degrees. October and November will drop back down to 50 through 70 degrees.
We provide life jackets for all ages but if your children have favorites you may bring those for them. Please bring your own water and any special snacks you might like. If you suffer from motion sickness you should prepare yourself as on most whale watching trips we will be going out to where the ocean is moving!
Coastal Explorer trips are much different. There is little to no chance of getting wet and typically it will be much warmer. You should expect temperatures in the range of 55 to 70 degrees from November through April. May through June we see 60 to 75 degree temperatures and July through October we see very a nice 65 to 85 degrees.