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Archive: Jan 2019

San Diego Whale Watching: January 9, 2019

Double Tail! Today was such a thrill, we saw at least 9 California gray whales. We started our trip by heading towards the Coronado Islands. We sailed past a smaller whale that did not show us his tail. We found a huge pregnant female headed south at 5 knots. She made a turn to the…

San Diego Whale Watching: January 5, 2019

Most days in San Diego are sunny and the ocean is calm. Today, unfortunately, was not a typical San Diego day. Captain Troy ventured to Point Loma to determine the state of the seas. The swells were large and confused. He chose turn around and stay in the bay to ensure the comfort and safety…

San Diego Whale Watching: January 4, 2019

The legend of the SD Buoy! Is it real? What is the legend of the SD Buoy anyway? Some whale watching captains believe that California gray whales use the SD buoy as a navigational mark during their migration from Alaska down to Baja. Apparently, the buoy hums as a whistle as it moves up and…

San Diego Whale Watching: January 3, 2019

We found a very large pregnant California gray whale migrating south, just off Point Loma. At first, it was swimming due south, but then it made a turn to the east straight towards the SD Buoy. We noticed at this point that there was another whale, just 1.5 miles away. It looked like the two…

San Diego Whale Watching: January 2, 2019

Happy New Year! San Diego’s best whale watching started the new year strong with whales, dolphins, sea lions, and gorgeous weather. Captain Troy was thrilled this morning to report that the conditions would be perfect today, and indeed they were. The sun was out, the ocean was calm, and the sky was as clear as…

San Diego Whale Watching: December 31, 2018

With a 60% chance of rain and low forecasted winds, the crew of the Yacht America prepared the boat for showers. How do you prep a 139 ft open air sailing yacht for rain? Well, we have nifty canvas awnings that are quite effective for such occasions. The lines were tied, the guests boarded, and…