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San Diego Whale Watching video From 1/11, taken by Hornblower Captain

On Saturday, January 11, 2014, Hornblower Cruises & Events’ first officer, Grant Boardman, captured this energetic group of gray whales on video just off the coast of San Diego and Point Loma. The crew often see and photograph the gray whales and dolphins during the San Diego Whale Watching Cruises along with the guests. This season’s sightings has featured many pods of whales, which is exciting.

Every day from December into April, Hornblower’s crew on board Adventure Hornblower head out to sea on two whale watching Cruises with hundreds of eager guests to see the migration of  the California Gray Whale. These mammals have the longest migration known of any mammal. They travel 10,000 to 12,000 miles round trip every year between their winter calving lagoons in the warm waters of Mexico and their summer feeding grounds in the cold Arctic seas.

The whale watching journey begins at the Hornblower ticket booth and boarding location on Port of San Diego with a guided tour with the Captain of the ship. As the ship begins it’s journey, it is guaranteed that all on board the Adventure Hornblower will sight a whale! With the help of the Whalers from the San Diego Natural History Museum, this cruise is quite extraordinary.