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Monthly Archives: December 2018

The Twelve Seabirds of the Season in San Diego Bay

While whales are often the stars of a  Hornblower Whale watching Cruises, cruising out to sea also provides a wonderful opportunity to see many seabird species. Here are 12 species that are occasionally seen during our winter whale watching season. Western gull (Larus occidentalis) This large gull is one of the most abundant and common…

Gray Whale Watching Season Begins

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Our first Gray Whale of the season put on quite a show! Captain Earnesto Coleman and our expert Whale Watching Naturalists from the San Diego Natural History Museum spotted a young Gray Whale traveling south on Monday December 10 during the morning’s Whale Watching Cruise.The cooperative whale even breached and fluked, thrilling the guests onboard. Gray Whales are just beginning to migrate past the coast of San Diego. Hornblower will offer two trips daily through April 21 so that you can see these magnificent cetaceans throughout their migration.