Here’s some video from today’s trip: https://youtu.be/QZuwwxN-KMg The action continues to get better and better. And it’s all happening just outside the Moss Landing Harbor. Today we had humpback whales right out the gate. We’re actually seeing the humpbacks before we even get out of the harbor mouth. So that’s always good. Makes it easier… Read More


Killer whales show up and find something. We’re never saw what they were eating. Photo: Michael Sack, sanctuarycruises.com 04-20-2017 The Spring action continues as The Monterey Bay delivers amazing sightings today in clean conditions. They seemed to be feeding on something down there. Photo: Michael Sack, sanctuarycruises.com 04-20-2017. Big male orca, Photo: Michael Sack, sanctuarycruises.com… Read More


Lunge-feeding Humpback whale. These things were doing this every few minutes. Photo: Sack 03-23-2017 Epic day on the Monterey Bay. Conditions were questionable early on. We had a pretty solid lump on the water. This can make it difficult for spotting. We have what we call a troft. With a 6′-8′ troft sometimes animals and… Read More


We headed out of the harbor while getting a lot of looks at sea otters eating fat innkeeper worms and many bird species from grebes, buffleheads, loon, pelicans, and more. We traveled out due west and kept scanning the horizon for blows. We got out to about 8 miles when all of a sudden a… Read More


href=”http://sanctuarycruises.com/captains_log/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1_28_Gray_Whale-1.jpg”> Gray Whale at Moss Landing Harbor Mouth[/caption] Today was spectacular out there on Monterey Bay. Sunny clear skies, calm seas and some lovely cetacean sightings. First, we came upon a pod of hundreds of long-beaked common dolphins that played around our bow in clear blue water interacting with the boat and thrilling our passengers… Read More