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Blue Whale Watching Season is about to Begin!

HORNBLOWER’S BLUE WHALE WATCHING ADVENTURES GIVE PASSENGERS THE THRILL OF A LIFETIME Starting June 30th, Whale Watching Tours Depart Friday to Monday at 9am From Downtown San Diego   San Diego, California (June 1, 2017) – Starting June 30th, Hornblower Cruises & Events will once again offer Blue Whale Watching to San Diego visitors and…

Gray Whale Valentine’s

Along with their distinctive heart-shaped blow, one of the highlights of the migration season is to see courtship behavior in Gray Whales. Duos, trios, or even slightly larger groups of both males and non-pregnant females often gather together along the southern portion of their journey to the breeding and calving lagoons in Baja California, Mexico. Some of the…

A Mixed Company of Whales and Dolphins

Pacific White-sided dolphins and Gray Whales

Pacific White-sided Dolphins interacting with Gray Whales

On a recent Hornblower Whale Watch trip, guests watched as a pair of Pacific White-sided dolphins played in front of a trio of Gray Whales. Many dolphin species, including Pacific White-sided Dolphins, are often seen interacting with their larger cousins, the baleen whales. The dolphins may be clustered in the same area following a bait ball of tiny, schooling fishes or riding in the pressure wave the larger whales make as they travel. This behavior of dolphins riding the pressure waves of whales and surfing ocean waves may even be why dolphins commonly ride the bow waves and stern wakes of boats today. Scientists believe that wave riding is a type of play behavior in dolphins. Whatever the reason, wave or wake riding dolphins are always tons of fun to watch.