Whale Watching in Northern California

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It's that time of the year again! The whales are beginning their travels along the Northern California coastline and it is an unforgettable experience to see them so close!

Each year during the months of November-April, about 20,000 gray whales make an epic 6,000-mile journey between Alaska and Mexico—and then back again. These whales travel from feeding grounds in the Bering Sea to mate and breed along Baja California in Mexico. While gray whales get the spotlight along the California coast, other cetaceans—including orcas, humpbacks, porpoises, dolphins, and gigantic blue whales—ply the waters at different times of year, bumping up your chances of seeing something amazing out there in the sea.

t’s one of the most amazing wildlife migrations on the planet, and also relatively easy for us to witness, especially if you join a guided whale-watching cruise with knowledgeable crew on board. During these migration months, however, even just from coastal areas you can see plenty of whale activity.


Here are some of best local places for whale activity viewing:


We were at Salmon Creek Beach this week and spotted some right off the beach. Have fun!

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