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.
This season we began with an abundance of Blue Whales, enjoyed re-sightings of Patches — the (patchy) Bottlenose Dolphin and finished with thousands of playful Common Dolphins during warm summer days. We’ll be starting our Winter Gray Whale and Dolphin Watching Season on December 8.
Now you can help Hornblower help keep the oceans healthy for wildlife! In support of the nation’s efforts to reduce the amount of “single use” plastics entering the oceans, straws will only be served on request with drinks on our Harbor Tour and Whale Watching cruises. Hornblower has already been using environmentally-friendly food containers and…
Read more →
This gallery contains 4 photos →
A young Gray Whale had been spotted over the weekend by Hornblower’s Captains during some of our Harbor Tours and Dinner Cruises. The small whale has been hanging out near the entrance of the bay off of Ballast Point. This is definitely off season to see Gray Whales, most are feeding up north off the…
Read more →