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Where are the Whales? (Late Sep 2014)

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Where are the Whales? (Late Sep 2014)

I have family visiting this week and want to take them on a whale watching trip. Trying to decide whether to take a tour out of Santa Cruz, Moss Landing or Monterey. Where have the best whale watching sites been in the past week?

I came across this report for the Monterey Bay Region, but it doesn't list more specific locations in the Bay.



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1. Re: Where are the Whales? (Late Sep 2014)

The captains usually talk to each other about where they see activities. I would probably pick Moss Landing or Monterey Bay. To me it seems you have travel further from SC to the Bay. Moss Landing is closer and usually gets good reviews. Plus you can take them to see the sea otters, harbor seals, and sea lions all right there in the harbor.

That link you have us forna specific company in Monterey.

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2. Re: Where are the Whales? (Late Sep 2014)

The whales have been very plentiful in Monterey Bay in the past few months, feeding on a surplus of sardines. You can get a whale watching trip from the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf from Stagnaro Bros., a family from Italy which has been here for generations. They also do fishing charters.

Santa Cruz is on the Bay, at the north end, Moss Landing in the middle and Monterey at the Southern end.


Edited: 22 September 2014, 22:14
3. Re: Where are the Whales? (Late Sep 2014)

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