The northbound Gray Whales are passing through very consistently at this time! We spotted a single southbound Gray Whale in addition to a northbound quad for a total of FIVE Gray Whales this morning. The group of four appeared to be a pair of cow-calf pairs! There were two large spouts, accompanied by two fairly small, puffy blows. In addition to some amazing Gray Whale encounters, we cruised through a fun pod of ~25-30 Common Dolphins and also found ourselves being escorted back toward the jetties by a handful of Pacific White-Sided Dolphins on the way home.
On our afternoon trip, we started off by enjoying a pod of ~15 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins that exhibited clear foraging behavior along with some California Sea Lions and birds. We spotted four Gray Whales in total this afternoon, although the first two individuals gave us the slip immediately after locating them. The final pair of northbound Gray Whales that passed through during our trip was much easier to watch and we were able to get some great looks at them. They both looked fairly small, likely only a few years of age. Overall, a great day on The Privateer! We still have a few spots left for our single trip tomorrow morning! We hope to see you on the water with us!