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Whale Watching Report from Hornblower for February 13–19

From the morning cruise to the afternoon cruise, whale watchers get their fill of gray whales, dolphins, and more



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Whale migration is still at its peak. Even though we had to switch the Whale Watching Cruises to Harbor Tour Cruises on several days due to heavy wind and rain, we still spotted a couple of Gray Whales in San Diego Bay and our Harbor Tour Cruises have also been treated to whale sightings! To date, we’ve spotted 421 Grays during the current season. See our updated Sightings Reports at https://sandiegowhalewatching.com/

 

February 13, 2019

Morning Cruise

Sightings: 8 Gray Whales, 200+ Common Dolphins, California Sea Lions

Our morning was filled with sightings of 8 Gray Whales along with a herd of 200+ Common Dolphins feeding with some diving sea birds and California Sea Lions mixed in.

Afternoon Cruise

Sightings: 1 Gray Whale

The wind picked up making spotting a whales challenging. Captain Mike did find a single Gray Whale that we briefly watched.

 

February 14, 2019

Morning Cruise

Sightings: n/a

Cruises cancelled due to high winds and rain storm.

Afternoon Cruise

Sightings: n/a

Cruises cancelled due to high winds and rain storm.

 

February 15, 2019

Morning Cruise

Sightings: 5 Gray Whales

Whitecaps made it difficult to spot whales, but Captain Earnesto did find 5 Gray Whales for us to watch.

Afternoon Cruise

Sightings: 5 Gray Whales

We spotted 5 more whales that were elusive, possible due to a submarine in the area.

 

February 16, 2019

Morning Cruise

Sightings: n/a

Whale Watching cruises stayed in SD Bay due to heavy wind and rain.

Afternoon Cruise

Sightings: n/a

Whale Watching cruises stayed in SD Bay due to heavy wind and rain.

 

February 17, 2019

Morning Cruise

Sightings: 1 Gray Whale

Although our Whale Watching Cruises remained in the San Diego Bay due to heavy wind, we did see a young Gray Whale that was hanging out in the bay near the Submarine Base during both cruises.

Afternoon Cruise

Sightings: 1 Gray Whale

Although our Whale Watching Cruises remained in the San Diego Bay due to heavy wind, we did see a young Gray Whale that was hanging out in the bay near the Submarine Base during both cruises.

 

February 18, 2019

Morning Cruise

Sightings: 1 Gray Whale

Although we remained in the bay due to rough seas, we were treated to close looks at a young Gray Whale on both trips.

Afternoon Cruise

Sightings: 1 Gray Whale

Although we remained in the bay due to rough seas, we were treated to close looks at a young Gray Whale on both trips.

 

February 19, 2019

Morning Cruise

Sightings: 4 Gray Whales

We spotted 4 Gray Whales this morning. First we spotted a trio of adults that gave us amazing spouts and tail flukes. And then, a single juvenile Gray Whale in the bay at Ballast Point. This whale was rubbing itself on the sand bottom right next to the shore.

Afternoon Cruise

Sightings: 2 Gray Whales

We spotted a single Gray Whale this afternoon, the same bay whale at Ballast Point that we saw on the morning trip. Our Harbor Tour Cruise also spotted a second Gray Whale in the bay near the helicopter hangers.

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