A pod of 10-12 Biggs transient orcas (killer whales), CA216s and CA51s, traveled up our coast and graced us with their powerful apex presence! The week prior they were recorded in Monterey, and the day before we saw them off Newport Beach they were sighted in San Diego. Very rare and absolutely life changing encounter with these beautiful orcas!
Sightings aboard East Meets West Excursions have also included multiple giant blue whales upwards of 80′ long, humpback whales, minke whales, offshore bottlenose dolphin in pods up to 80 individuals, 3 encounters with rare risso’s dolphins just in the past week, and thousands of long and short beaked common dolphins. Fall is in full swing and we look forward to more incredible encounters!