The last day of June gloom heading into July fry! The whales are abundant and the sunshine is getting there too!
We started our morning off with a few blue whales just off the drop off in La Jolla. Not sure what’s up with these blues lately but they’re being awfully stingy with their flukes as of late, they may not communicate in english but they definitely seem to all be on the same page somehow. If one whale’s not flukin – they all seem to follow. We sighted an active pod of bottlenose RACING east toward land and decided we wanted to get a few looks before they raced too far away. They played along side our boat in our wake for a good while. We re sighted. A spout off in the distance and we back to hang out with some more whales, 3 in the area this time. Short beaked common dolphins were on the menu on our second trip of the day! They’re a crew favorite because of their vibrant personalities, you can always tell shorties from a distance because of how heigh they’re always jumping out of the water. We found quite a few blue whales on this second trip as well, the light was perfect for an excellent blue glow.

We had such an outstanding sunset trip today! We headed up north west towards the drop-off! Our trip was a little quite at first, however around ~6 miles offshore, we encountered a massive spout which was illuminated by the sun! Dolphinitley one of my favorite aspects of every sunset trip! After, seeing a spout, we were quickly SURROUNDED BY MULTIPLE BLUE WHALES. Seeing at least 6~7 blue whales in the general area. Blue whales are solitary creatures so seeing multiple in one area is super rare and lucky! The abundance of krill attracted them to our coast in San Diego. We got really great looks at a duo of blue whales. They repeatedly resurfaced right next our boat! They were synchronizing their breaths and showing off their beautiful blue glow and majestic backs. We also saw a pod of ~20 offshore bottlenose dolphins. They were coming up to the bow. We also saw one Mola-mola. If you’re feeling like channeling your inner blue whale spirit, please come join us for some summer fun on the deep blue sea!

Alison & Melissa

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