Fall is here! Water temperatures begin to drop, tons of anchovies in the area off Newport Beach, and quite the variety of both baleen and toothed cetaceans. Whales we’ve been seeing the last couple weeks have been mostly humpback whales and minke whales, even a pair of giant fin whales and the occasional early Southbound gray whale. Dolphin sightings have been phenomenal – some trips seeing 3 and 4 different species of dolphins. My last trip saw the dolphin QUADFECTA – common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, risso’s dolphins and pacific white sided dolphins. We, East Meets West Excursions, is super excited to see what the next few weeks bring us – hopefully lots of humpback whales!