It’s been an excellent month of sightings aboard East Meets West Excursions, Newport Beach, filled with humpback whales (Frankie, Flicka, and Twitch), minke whales, brydes whales (rare), and even a few blue whales! More and more blue whales are beginning to be sighted up and down the Southern California coastline.
Common dolphins have been spectacular – even some fun pods of offshore bottlenose dolphins (including the famed Patches), and the occasional pod of risso’s dolphins.
We are excited to see what August has in store for us aboard East Meets West Excursions! Bring on more blue whales and humpback whales!
It has been a very busy week of whale and dolphin watching in Newport Beach aboard East Meets West Whale Watching – filled with diverse sightings, plentiful opportunities, and beautiful weather. Every day has been different, exploring new areas and adapting to the ever changing conditions. Sightings have included:
Whales – Humpback whales, Brydes whales (cow/calf), and minke whales.
Dolphins – Risso’s dolphins, offshore bottlenose dolphins (including the legendary Patches), common dolphins (long and short beaked), a few coastal bottlenose dolphins, and 2 mola molas.
‘June Heat’ aboard East Meets West Excursions had excellent sightings throughout the month – Numerous humpback whales, lots of minke whales, a blue whale, and finished the month off with a cow/calf pair of brydes whales the past 2 days in a row. Dolphin trifecta yesterday morning with Risso’s dolphins, offshore bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins and 8-10 minke whales all in same general area, a humpback whale and cow/calf brydes whales. It’s been a unique month with diverse sightings.
5 trips – 2 humpback whales, 2 minke whales, 6 risso’s dolphins, 8 bottlenose dolphins, 1400 common dolphins
4 trips – 2 humpback whales, 1 minke whale, 4 bottlenose dolphins, 950 common dolphins
4 trips – 2 humpback whales, 3 minke whales, 60 offshore bottlenose dolphins, 800 common dolphins
1 trip – 3 humpback whales, 4 gray whales, 200 short beaked common dolphins, 1000+ long beaked common dolphins, 6 bottlenose dolphins
2 trips – 4 humpback whales, 8 gray whales, 1000 common dolphins, 6 bottlenose dolphins
3 trips – 11 gray whales, 150 offshore bottlenose (including the famous Patches on 2 trips!)