Whale Watching Report 2016 – 2017 Date Morning Cruise Afternoon Cruise Notes 04/23/2017 30 Common Dolphins N/A Morning Cruise: A lovely last morning for our the Hornblower Whale Watching cruises! Most Gray Whales have already migrated north along the Southern California coast en route to their feeding grounds in the arctic seas. While we did…
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The 2016-2017 Hornblower gray whale watching season begins on December 10 — just in time to spot gray whales as they travel past San Diego en route to breeding lagoons in Baja California, Mexico.
Using a drone, a Southern California photographer captured breathtaking video Wednesday of several whales off the coast of La Jolla.
Photographer Sandy Rich said the drone footage was shot near Windansea Beach. It shows at least three whales – likely gray whales – making their way across the ocean.
As the whales swim and the drone circles overhead, the whales encounter several dolphins.
Gray whales tend to stay within coastal waters. When they migrate during the winter, the mammals tend to stay within six miles of the coastline, moving further out as the summer begins.