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COVID-19 Face Masks & Marine Pollution

The beginning of serious ocean pollution has been traced back to the 1960s since it was around this time that plastic became a more commonly used organic material in consumerism. As time goes on, we have witnessed the increasing detrimental effects of plastic ocean pollution; the worst being, of course, the effect on marine life…

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May 7, 2021

Your Complete Guide to Catalina Island

Located only an hour southwest from Los Angeles is Southern California’s best kept secret for an easy getaway. Santa Catalina Island, often referenced as simply Catalina Island, is one of California’s few Channel Islands with wildlife, hikes and the ocean. The easy access to the island and endless activities on the island provide the perfect…

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January 14, 2021

What Makes Gray Whales Unique

Weighing up to 90,000 pounds and measuring up to 49 feet is one of the ocean’s greatest miracles: the Gray Whale. Marine biologists have been fascinated by gray whales since they were first discovered in the early 17th century for their unique appearance and distinct behavior compared to other whale species. To this day, in…

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December 27, 2020

How Climate Change Relates to Our Oceans

The ocean is the world’s primary source for survival. Covering up to 71% of the Earth’s surface, the ocean is home to up to 2 million species, produces over half of the world’s oxygen and absorbs 50 times more carbon dioxide than the atmosphere. Knowing all of this, it should come to no surprise that…

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December 24, 2020

How to Spot Whales from the Shore

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing a whale in person, then you understand how exciting it is to see some of Earth’s most massive creatures in their natural habitat. Whale watching on a boat, of course, is the most optimal position to be in as they will be physically closer to you in…

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December 23, 2020

Book With Confidence

As the world navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, it is so important to keep your stress levels low. One idea is to go outside and exercise. The fresh air can do wonders for your mental health and also help your kids stay calm. There are so many places in San Diego where you can walk on…

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December 8, 2020

Your Complete Guide to San Diego’s Tide Pools

Tide pools are one of Earth’s most fascinating and delicate ecosystems. Here in San Diego, there are a plethora of beautiful tide pools, making yet another reason as to why a trip down to the city should be a top priority. Before visiting, however, remember how crucial it is to keep the environment and its…

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September 18, 2020

How to Plan a Family Friendly Staycation in San Diego 

As a waterfront city with superb weather all year round, vacationing in San Diego is hard to beat. Rich in history and culture, incredible restaurants and sandy beaches, there are a plethora of things to do with your family, guaranteeing a satisfying trip for all. Read on to learn about the possibilities San Diego has…

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September 16, 2020

Additional COVID-19 Safety Measures We Are Taking   

At Next Level Sailing, we are overjoyed to be able to keep our doors open and welcome you on a whale watching trip during the pandemic. While we understand the hesitation that comes with being in social situations during this time, rest assured that we are taking the necessary precautions to keep our guests safe…

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September 14, 2020

How to Pack for a Whale Watching Trip (In a Pandemic) 

During trying times, it is important to invest in self care, both mentally and physically. Look for opportunities in which you can get outside, safely socialize and connect with nature. Here at Next Level Sailing, we are happy to be able to provide a safe place to do just that. If you are interested in…

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September 14, 2020

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