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Whale watching in early November?

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Whale watching in early November?


My husband and I are taking a trip to California this November. We are trying to decide between whale watching in San Diego (we would be there around November 1st) Or Monterey Bay (around November 7th). I thought that grey whales migrated from mid-December to March, so I'm not sure if we will actually see anything. When I looked up information on Monterrey, it said that humpback and killer whales can be seen in November. I also would love to see dolphins and sea lions, but I've always been interested in whales.



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1. Re: Whale watching in early November?

Hi Amy,

You're correct. The gray whale migration runs from mid-December through mid- to end of February. We have had some random blue whale sightings 7-8 miles off the coast recently but there's really no guarantee that you'll see something.

I can't speak to what's visible up near Monterey that time of year.


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2. Re: Whale watching in early November?

Flagships website states that the whale watching season begins Dec 26 this year


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