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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…

Orcas Ride the Wake of a Fishing Boat near San Diego

 

This exhilarating video perfectly captures the excitement of orcas playing in the wake of a small fishing charter boat. Orcas are a type of highly-social dolphin and will occasionally interact with boats by bow-riding, swimming alongside or riding boat wakes. At Hornblower we occasionally spot orcas on our Whale Watching cruises, which is always a thrilling experience! This sighting took place off the Coronados Islands in Mexican waters and close to where we watch whales off the San Diego coast.