Monthly Archives: May 2013

05-28-2013: More Friendly Humpbacks, Many Black-footed Albatross, Excellent Weather Conditions

We had another epic day on The Bay today with perfect weather and friendly humpbacks. It’s awesome to have a mother and yearling take an interest in us by coming up to our boat and just floating there looking at … Continue reading

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05-18-2013: Another Nice Day on The Bay, Humpback Whales, Leaping Lags

It was nice to be able to get in some decent marine life viewing before the winds picked up. We seem to be getting into our spring weather cycle. Manageable in the morning and then whipping up quick in the … Continue reading

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05-16-2013: Epic Trip, Friendly Humpbacks for More than Hour. Near Perfect Marine Conditions

Today was a trip that we’ll be talking about for years. So often when we’re talking with passenger’s, we get questions like: “What’s the neatest thing you’ve seen out here?” I’ll be drawing on today’s trip to answer that question. … Continue reading

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05-15-2013: Humpbacks Move Closer In, Reports of a blue whale, Rough Conditions

The good news is that there have been plenty of humpbacks at the mouth of The Bay. The bad news is that the mouth of The Bay is 10-12 miles out. But once we get out there, there have been … Continue reading

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05-10-2013: Humpbacks Continue to be a Sure Thing, Reports of Blue Whales, Risso’s Dolphins

The weather has been a little on the unstable side lately. We have had decent conditions in the morning, then things get pretty mixed up by the afternoon. Today we had some excellent views of a handful of humpbacks that … Continue reading

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05-07-2013: Perfect Conditions, Humpback Feeding Frenzy Continues

Today was probably the nicest conditions we have had all year. What a nice change to the washing machine-like conditions we’ve been dealing with over the last week. Such a treat. The conditions make all the difference. Easier to shoot, … Continue reading

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05-06-2013: Lots of Humpbacks, Risso’s Dolphins, Excellent Conditions

  The humpbacks continue to a sure thing. Although, over the last week or so the sea conditions have been a bit lumpy. So we’ve been limited on where we can go. But today was very nice. Little to no … Continue reading

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05-01-2013: Plenty of Humpbacks, Orcas Keep Showing Up, Risso Dolphins

Another fine day on The Bay. We had at least 6-10 humpbacks in same area we’ve been finding them near the Soquel Canyon. We also heard reports of more further out. And the orcas have been showing up daily for … Continue reading

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04-29-2013: 20-30 Humpbacks Show up in The Bay, Breaching, Tail Lobbing, Risso’s Dolphins, Game On

Incredible is all I can say. What a difference a day makes. On Sunday we had a hard time finding one humpback. There were various reports of scattered animals and orcas moving at a fast pace to the Southwest. But … Continue reading

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04-27-2013: Crack of Dawn Orca Trip

We did a crack of dawn orca trip with a handful of regulars and had an amazing experience. Just remarkable. We were pulling out of the slip by 6:00 AM. Just starting to get light. Coffee in hands to do … Continue reading

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