I'm starting to plan a trip to San Diego followed by a day or two in Los Angeles and ending with a night in Ventura or Oxnard. It's myself and my 12 year old daughter and I'm only in the beginning stages of planning so I appreciate any input. We want to take a whale watching trip to the Channel Islands. I'm trying to decide whether to visit in early March (her spring break) or July. Island Packers has gray whale watching tours in Dec-April and they have blue and humpback whale watching in the summer. Any input on which is a more interesting tour or the better time to visit this area?