Dolphin and Whale Watching Newport Beach report 2/12/2019

Dolphin and Whale Watching Newport Beach report 2/12/2019

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2 trips – 2 gray whales (both northbounders), 750 common dolphins, 60 pacific white sided dolphins

Dolphin and Whale Watching Newport Beach report 2/11/2019

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2 trips – 3 gray whales (all southbounders including an excellent showing pair), 70 bottlenose dolphins

Dolphin and Whale Watching Newport Beach report 2/10/2019

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1 trip at 9a (bad weather / wind and rain in pm) – 1 northbound gray whale, 100 common dolphins

Dolphin and Whale Watching Newport Beach 2/9/2019

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3 trips – 5 gray whales (4 northbound, 1 southbound), 180 pacific white sided dolphins

Dolphin and Whale Watching Newport Beach 2/8/2019

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3 trips – 2 gray whales (both were northbounders), 750 common dolphins, 60 pacific white sided dolphins

Dolphin and Whale Watching 2/7/2019

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3 trips – 9 gray whales (4 southbound, 5 northbound), 150 common dolphins, 80 pacific white sided dolphins, 4 coastal bottlenose dolphins

Grays and Humpbacks….whales!

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Unseasonably late humpback whales have been showing very well for East Meets West Excursions. Traditionally, humpbacks are wintering around Cabo in waters closer to the equator this time of year but they made a late appearance beginning middle of December and have stuck around foraging on anchovies. Humpbacks have been our mainstay focus, some trips seeing upwards of 6-8 whales in an area.

Gray whales have been sporadic – late in the ‘full swing’ of the season but this should change any day now. We are waiting for the flood gates to open and gray whales abound!

Dolphins have been nothing short of epic with large pods of common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and lots of pacific white sided dolphins showing.

Fall is Here – Humpbacks, Minkes, and Fin Whales

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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!

ORCAS off Orange County

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Unbelievable and unprecedented week with 4 days of orcas. A pod of 8-10 Eastern Tropical Pacific Orcas (killer whales) have found an affinity for our waters off Newport Beach. They are normally further south off Mexico and Central America. They have been on the hunt and have turned back around twice now to return. No telling what they will do but I don’t think we have seen them for the last time this week.
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Humpback whales, minke whales, common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins and risso’s dolphins also seen.

Humpback whales return!

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What a variety of sightings we have been enjoying this summer – blue whales, humpback whales, minke whales, fin whales, and brydes whales – short beaked common dolphins, long beaked common dolphins, offshore bottlenose dolphins (including the world famous Patches), and even risso’s dolphins.

Big news this week has been the return of numerous humpback whales to our waters off Newport Beach. Tons of anchovies for these whales to feed on. We are hoping these whales stick around for some epic late summer through Fall action with the humpbacks!

Dolphins have been incredible with some of the most amazing pods (some with over 1000 individuals) of both long and short beaked common dolphins. Acrobatic pods of offshore bottlenose dolphins have been a consistent encounter as well.