December still has our focus on humpback whales in the Newport Beach area. These humpbacks are devouring anchovies and water temps are still ideal to keep them around. Not enough gray whales coming down the beaches to divert attention from the humpbacks offshore but we did see a pair of southbound gray whales taking an outside route yesterday. Dolphins have been diverse and abundant. East Meets West Excursions has regularly been seeing massive pods of common dolphins (even a superpod over 2000+), offshore bottlenose dolphins doing their acrobatic stunts, and beautiful pacific white sided dolphins. Come on out dolphin and whale watching with us! Great activity over the holidays to do with friends and family!
The last week has been nothing short of amazing, setting unprecedented numbers of humpback whales in the waters off of Orange County, CA. Since Friday, we have encountered over 50 humpback whales, with 3 trips seeing double digit whale counts of 10-18 in an area. East Meets West Excursions found a megapod of 15+ humpback whales (one boat we called into the action counted 18) 8 miles offshore of Newport Beach last Friday. It was absolutely incredible!
Been extremely busy with whale watching trips filling up, gray whale migration in full swing, and resident humpback whales put on spectacular showings. Whale watching out of Newport Beach does not get much better than it is right now! We are seeing double digits of northbound gray whales migrating through every day, 3 or 4 humpback whales performing, superpods of common dolphins, and gorgeous pacific white-sided dolphins. Now is the time to come out Whale Watching!