Monthly Archives: April 2013

04-25-2013 Humpback Feeding Frenzy Begins, Perfect Conditions

Today was really spectacular out on the bay. The humpback whales have entered the bay not too far out from Moss Landing to feed on the extremely plentiful krill. Fortunately for our lucky whale watchers today the krill was at … Continue reading

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04-21-2013: More Orcas, Blue Whales Feeding

The orcas have been on the hunt in The Bay for the last few days. We have seen at least two different pods working the ledges of the canyons.   Today they were hard to keep up with as they … Continue reading

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04-20-2013: Today was All About The Orcas

  Conditions just won’t seem to clean up for us. It wasn’t as rough as we thought it would be, but not a comfortable ride. The good news is that we had reports of blue whales. The bad news was … Continue reading

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04-19-2013: Feeding Humpback Whales, Hunting Orcas

Conditions were decent but still a bit on the lumpy side. But at least we had nice sun feeding humpbacks. And then there were the orcas. We had early reports of orcas from one of our relief captains who was … Continue reading

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04-18-2013 Delightful Day aboard Sanctuary

Finally we had some decent weather. It’s been almost two weeks of difficult, windy conditions and lumpy seas. We had a few pesky lumps come through, but there was very little wind good conditions overall. We had two cooperative humpback … Continue reading

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04-17-2013 Winds & Upwelling = Krill and Whales

Finally after a week of howling winds and high seas we will be back out on the bay tomorrow with calm seas predicted. This past week has been a challenge due to the winds. We had to cancel several trips … Continue reading

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04-06-2013: More Breaching Humpbacks, Risso’s Dolphins and Calm Conditions

Feeding humpbacks continue to be a sure thing with plenty of breaching humpbacks to go around. We had a full-size humpback launch completely out of the water two times in a row. Just remarkable. It’s usually the sub-adults that do … Continue reading

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04-05-2013: Humpbacks Continue To Show Up, Northbound Gray Whales and Dolphins

We continue to come across large surface krill blooms as enjoy the feast. Today started out with foggy conditions. Which makes it almost impossible to find anything. But after about 45-minutes of running we started coming across clearing patches. We … Continue reading

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04-01-2013: Rambunctious Humpbacks, Breaching Gray Whale, 20’+ White Shark and Perfect Weather Conditions

It just keeps getting better and better. The conditions were stellar today. It really doesn’t get much better as far as weather goes. Warm sun, glassy water and no swell. Just as we were heading out of the harbor mouth … Continue reading

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