Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Whale Watching

One of the best experiences I've ever had is Orca whale watching in Victoria, British Columbia. It was phenomenal!! We wore life suits (not life jackets, life suits!) and went about an hour into the middle of nowhere. The whales came super close to our tiny boat (the boat literally looked like an inflatable raft, but we were assured it was Coast Guard material). I've included some pictures for your viewing pleasure.

No, I'm not suggesting you make the trip to Victoria (of course, if you have the chance, you should definitely take advantage of it), but try whale watching in Southern California. I've done it once or twice and have actually seen whales AND dolphins!

According to one of the websites I researched, gray whale watching season is from December to May and then blue whale watching season begins in June and lasts through December.

Here are a few options, if you're interested:
http://www.2seewhales.com/index.asp (Newport Beach)
http://www.newportwhales.com/ (Newport Beach)
http://www.daveyslocker.com/ (Newport Beach/Long Beach)

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