Whale watching San Pedro style is fun and exciting for all ages!! These trips chart the yearly whale migration, where our underwater marine world come to the surface and perform their magic. It is instinct for them but fascinating for us humans!!
Over 25,000 of these giant Pacific Gray Whales migrate north along the beautiful California coast between December and March every year.
Along with spotting the giant gray whales, sightings of dolphins, sea lions, and other marine life can be seen. They have been an inspiration to marine life artists and photographers alike.
Kids love to see the whales and often come out with their schools on field trips. For those that are taught at home, this is the perfect homeschooling field trip! What a great way to learn about these huge creatures than to see them first-hand, blowing water from their spouts, and diving back into the ocean with only their tails still visible. Pictures really don't give credit to their size and it thrills the kids to see them!!
There are a few choices on where to book your next whale watching San Pedro style excursion!
Whale watching tours leave out of 22nd Street Landing just down the way from the Cabrillo Marina, and Ports O' Call Village. There you can find LA Harbor Sportfishing next door to Crusty Crab Seafood Restaurant and Fish Market. Click on either link to get to their websites for departure times and prices.
Try whale watching San Pedro style!! Either choice is sure to give a day of fun and whale watch adventures and a peak into our underwater marine world!
The American Cetacean Society held its 29th Annual Ultimate Whale Watchthis year on March 22nd. If you missed it this year, be sure to check back here for the 2009 schedule.
The "Floating Fiesta" leaves from 22nd Street Landing and heads for the west end of Catalina Island. With expert naturalists on board to offer their help, spotting the gray giants and other wildlife in the area make for a memorable day and another whale watching San Pedro style adventure!!
The American Cetacean Society also has conducted a gray whale census and behavior project since 1979 which is currently located at the Pt Vicente Interpretive Center. This is a shore-based census that takes place on the Palos Verdes Peninsula where observers spot migrating whales on their yearly migration from both the north and south and note their observations of both their number and behavior. This also provides the spots to go looking on your whale watching San Pedro style trip!
Further South - Whale Watching Cruise Offered Daily Year Round....
For year round whale watching adventures further south, sailing out of Newport Bay in Newport Beach, Newport Landing Whale Watching has the perfect whale watching cruise for you!! Giant blue whales and finback whales in the summer and fall months and the gray whale migration in the winter and spring. Newport Landing Whale Watching has been offering whale watching cruises for over 30 years. They have general admission and group cruise options, as well as private charters available all year round!
Their education department is always working on enhancing their whale watching program and strive to share this neat experience with the general public and schools/ youth groups from all areas of Southern California. Serving public schools, private schools, and homeschools groups, the knowledgeable staff at Newport Landing Whale Watching provides an unforgettable learning experience!!