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WORLD WHALE WEB from Great Whales Foundation

Captain Dave's Dolphin Safari
We own a DolphinEar and have used it during our dolphin Safari's.
We have an underwater video camera onboard which our guests can see realtime on our trips and more. We offer dolphin watching trips based out of Dana Point, California Contact: David Anderson****Captain Dave's Dolphin Safari**** (949)510-SAIL http://www.dolphinsafari.com
 Email: capt.dave@dolphinsafari.com



Monterey Bay Whale Watch

Monterey Bay Whale Watch offers year-round trips to view the spectacular diversity of whales and dolphins found in the Bay. We are the only group in area with marine biologists and professional naturalists as guides. During the summer and fall, we offer 4-6 hour trips to see Blue whales, Humpback Whales, and a variety of dolphins. During winter and spring, we offer 3 hour trips to see Gray Whales and dolphins. Our trips are unrushed and allow plenty of time to view whales and dolphins. During summer/fall , 4-6 hr trips, $39 adults, $33 children (12 and under), 3 and under free. Season: during winter/spring, 3 hr trips, $26 adults, $18 children (12 and under), 3 and under free. Contact: Monterey Bay Whale Watch, 84 Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, Ca 93940, Phone 831-375-4658
Fax 832-372-3128 www.gowhales.com Email mbaywhale@aol.com
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Santa Barbara Sailing Center

Santa Barbara Sailing Center "Celebrating Reliable Service Since 1966" Double Dolphin: The only 50' 49 passenger Sailing Catamaran in Southern California. A stable and quiet way to enjoy our Ocean enviroment. The Double Dolphin provides an unforgettable romantic experience you'll cherish forever. Avoid the crowds and enjoy the splendor of sailing alongside our coastline, viewing one of nature's most wonderous sights, Gray Whales- Seasonal Mid February tru Mid May. Two and a half hour, fully narrated tours. Blue and Humpback Whales- Summer Season, June thru September. All day excursions to the Cannel Islands. Refreshments and restrooms available. Coast Guard Certified. Wheelchair accessable. Passenger Capacity: 49 Costs: $27 Adults $17 Child/ School and Group rates available Species: Gray, Blue, Humpback, Orcas, Minke Whales. Common, Risso's, Bottlenose Dolphins Contact: Aleks Janusas, Santa Barbara Sailing Center, 133 Harbor Way Santa Barbara , California 93109 Telephone: 805-962-2826 FAX: 805-966-7435 Other Contact Methods: 800-350-9090 www.sbsail.com
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Aqua Adventures Kayak School
San Diego, CA and Baja California, Mexico whale watching by kayak. San Diego price per person $60 with a two person minimum. For a trip of a lifetime, come and watch the whales by kayak in beautiful Baja California. Price of $595 per person includes transportation from San Diego all kayaking equipment and all meals. Kayaking is a great way to view the whales (no motors, completely unobtrusive, you are on the same level as the whales). To paddle out a couple of miles, have whales come right by (sometimes up to) your kayak, is truely an incredible experience! Call or email for an exact itinerary. Aqua Adventures 1548 Quivira Way San Diego, CA 92109 (619) 523-9577
Web address: www.aqua-adventures.com email: aquaadv@pacbell.net

Newport Landing Sportfishing
From Dec. 26 thru April 1st. Come view these gentle giants in their natural habitat! California Gray Whales migrate within a few miles of our serene coast on their annual migration. You will also see many of our resident - Dolphins, Sea Lions, Marine Birds, and occasionally, Killer Whales and Sharks! Two trips weekdays; Three on weekends. 2 - 2.5 hours. Cost $14 Adults/$ 8 Children. Schools trips of 20 or more for $5 each. Reservations: (949)675-05500

California Adventures
California Adventures is where you'll find something fun to do in California - for a day, weekend or a whole vacation! Young or old - extreme or mild - you'll find something totally awesome!


Virg's Landing
Whale-watching on the central coast of California. Come view the beautiful migration of gray whales as they make their way south to Baja to birth and then north with their calves. Gray whales swim more slowly than other whales and stay near shore so the sightings are both graceful and plentiful. The migration, which is the longest of any mammal, begins in December and tails off in April. Join us aboard the 90-foot Admiral for a fully narrated nature experience. Season: 4.5 months. Passenger Capacity: 70. Costs: 20.00 Adults Species: California Gray Whale. Contact: Kevin Frankhauser, Virg's Landing, 1215 Embarcadero, Morro Bay CA 93442 Telephone: 805-772-1222 FAX: 805-772-2921 www.virges.com

Queen of Hearts
Queen of Hearts Sportfishing: A clean, comfortable and fast Coast Guard certified 50' sportfishing vessel, offering 2-1/2 hour whale watching trips out of Half Moon Bay, California weekends January through March for only $20 per person ($18 for kids 12 and under).Glass Beach.

Discover Whale Watching - Los Angeles Harbor Cruise - San Pedro CA
Our 2 1/2 hour Whale Watching cruises are available annually (Dec. 26th thru April 10th) to observe the annual migration of the Pacific Grey Whales close along our coastline. Whale Watching Cruises include informative commentary, Comfortable accommodations,  expansive deck areas for viewing and photography. We use spotter planes to make sure that you see whales. Freeway close to all of Southern California.
Adults $12.00, Children (6-12) $6.00, Children (Under 6) Free. (310) 831-0996
 

H&M Landing
Local and long range watch watching trips. Local trips include 3 hour coastal excursions and 5 hour excursions to the Coronado Islands.Extended trips of 7 to 14 days in length explore the coastal islands and lagoons of Baja California, Mexico. Pacific Sea Tours. All excursions include naturalist narration. Season: December - March. Passenger Capacity: Up to 50 people locally, 28 people on entended trips Costs: Local= $15-$35, Extended approximately $195/day. Species: California Gray Whale
2803 Emerson Street San Diego CA 92106
Telephone: 619-222-1144 FAX: 619-222-0784
www.hmlanding.com Email: hmmail@hmlanding.com

Atlantis Charters - Southern California Diving at its Best!
We offer whale watching starting in January 1999.  We work with the CabrilloAquarium and Museum in San Pedro.

Allcoast Sportfishing
Allcoast Sportfishing is a Saltwater Sportfishing site. We are involved with many ocean conservation groups. Many of the boats that we work with are also used for whale watching trips during the season. We have links to whale watching sites.


Sea Kayak Adventures Inc

Explore remote areas by sea kayak. Five- to twelve-days, small groups & great food. From $940 USD. No prior experience needed. BAJA - Get close to Gray Whales Jan-March and Blue Whales in the Sea of Cortez March-April CANADA'S INSIDE PASSAGE - Orcas, humpbacks & eagles. Breathtaking scenery June-Sept. Ask about our new lodge-based trips. Free Brochure 1-800-616-1943 Contact: Terry Prichard & Nancy Mertz Sea Kayak Adventures, Inc. 1315 Indiana Ave Coeur d'Alene 83814
Telephone: 800-616-1943 or 208-765-3116 FAX: 208-765-5254 www.seakayakadventures.com

WHALE WATCH INN (10-20-98)
Whale Watch Inn By The Sea 35100 Highway One Gualala, CA 95445 USA www.whale-watch.com or www.whalewatchinn.com Cliffside on the Mendocino Coast, Whale Watch Inn By The Sea is a getaway like no other, offering matchless luxury, privacy and personal service in a dramatic contemporary setting. All rooms have magnificent ocean views with private decks for viewing migrating whales swimming near or frolicking in Anchor Bay. 1-800-WHALE4-2 (800-942-5342) 707-884-4815 -FAX whale@mcn.org

Riptide Sportfishing and Whalewatching
Whale watchiRing & Sportfishing along the San Mateo, San Francisco Coast . Offering Half Day and full day nature trips. Join us for an exciting day of watching nature at her best! Your Small Charter Specialist! Capt. Smitty Riptide Sportfishing & Whale Watching  www.riptide.net email:  capt.smitty@juno.com  phone: 888-747-8433

Sanctuary Cruises
Sanctuary Cruises is dedicated to taking people out onto the ocean so that they might become enchanted by it and the creatures found there. Once they do, we know they will want to protect it. We operate out of Santa Cruz AND Monterey, California. We offer 1 hour near Coastal Nature Cruises where you'll see and learn about sea otters, the giant kelp forest, sea lions, coastal birds and more. $10 adults/$8 kids under 12 Our Santuary Explorations Cruise is a 3 hour trip onto the country's largest national marine sanctuary. With a one mile deep submarine canyon within the bay, this area is teeming with life. We have the magnificent gray whales from December through May and in summer, humpbacks, blue whales, sperm whales and more come to these waters. All year, we have many birds, dolphins and other fascinating creatures. $25 adults/$20 kids under 12
For more information, visit our web site at www.sanctuarycruises.com and remember our motto: "If you love it, protect it. We do!" Captains Heidi Tiura & Steph Dutton Email stepheid@ix.netcom.com

NET CONNECTION - BAJA WHALES
This is a site  intended to assist travellers to Baja California, Mexico,
who want to get close enough to touch whales. It also encourages
eco-tourism in the preserve.
 

Great Adventure Tours
Great Adventure Tours is an Educational tour operator since 1969 specialising in custom created educational adventures for teachers and students - cirriculum based tours that give clients the tour they want not tthe tour they have to settle for.  From start to finish we will create, present and facilitate the tour which will meet and exceed your desires as a teacher and a traveller!  Single or multi day tours - comprehensive and cross-cirricular in themes.
Website:http://www.greatadventuretour.com
Email: info@greatadventuretour.com


Pacific Terrace Hotel

The Pacific Terrace Hotel is located in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego. We are a newly renovated 73 room deluxe property located directly on the beach. During Whale Watching season you can sometimes see the whales off-shore from your balcony here at the hotel! Seaforth Sportfishing offers Whale Watching charters from December - March and is located within a 5 minute drive from the hotel. Seaforth Sportfishing & Whale Watching Tours. Season: December - March Species: California Grey Whales
610 Diamond Street San Diego CA92109 Telephone: (858) 581-3500 FAX: (858) 274-3341 www.pacificterrace.com Email: jandrews@pacificterrace.com


The Lost Whale Bed and Breakfast Inn
Gorgeous ocean front bed and breakfast inn with eight rooms, overlooking a spectacular stretch of rugged coast. 4+ acres of gardens and woods with a private path to a secluded 2-mile cove with tide pools and sea lions. Whales are often seen off our large deck or from the lawns and bluff. You can also walk down the street to Patrick's Point State PArk for more whale viewing. Your luxurious stay includes: gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea, outdoor hot tub, rooms with queen beds and private bathrooms. Only 15 minutes from Redwood National Park and an hour from the Oregon border. Home of one of six of Warren Arnold's "Whale Totems" ; An eight-foot-tall marble whale sculpture, dedicated to the migrating gray whale. (see www.thewhaleproject.org) Our inn is child-friendly and non-smoking. Season: March-October for whales. Species: California Gray Whale
3452 Patrick's Point Drive CA 95570 Telephone: 800 677-7859 FAX: 707 677-0284 or707 677-3425 www.lostwhale.com Email: lmiller@lostwhaleinn.com

Natural Habitat Adventures
Natural Habitat Adventures has unique trips to see Gray Whales in Baja during January to March. We stay in Cabanas and have small boats to take you out to "pet" the whales. In June, July and August, we venture to Churchill to see the Beluga Whales which we view from zodiacs. We also have whale watching opportunities on our trips to British Columbia, Alaska, the Galapagos Islands and as an extension to our Monarch Butterflies trip. Season: Baja - Jan-March, Churchill June-Aug Passenger Capacity: 20 for both Costs: $2395 for Baja, $2695 for Churchill Species: Gray Whales in Baja, Belugas in Churchill: Contact: Wendy Klausner, 2945 Center Green Ct, Suite H, Boulder, CO 80301 USA Telephone: 800-543-8917 or 303-449-3711 FAX: 303-449-3712
www.nathab.com trip Email: wendyk@nathab.com


Dolphin Chareres
Dolphin Charers has been offering whale watching and wilderness and wildlife weeklong cruises in Southeast Alaska, Baja California, Galapagos, and elsewhere for over twenty years. All trips are lead by professional naturalists and professional cetologists. Wilderness and wildlife up-close and personal and wilderness cruises are our speciality. Location of boat or tour office: Southeast Alaska, San Francisco Ca., Galapagos, Baja California Friendly Gray Whales and Sea of Cortez. Season: May through September in Alaska and British Columbia. Rest of Year elsewhere - Year Long Whalewatching. Passenger Capacity: Eight guests in Alaska, 12 in Galapagos, 28 in Baja, 30 in Northern California. Costs: From $69 for day trip in San Francisco to $2695 for 8 day trip in Alaska. Species: Varies by region. Over 13 species seen on a single trip to Baja including humpbacks, blue whales, sperm whales, gray whales, minke, fin, Bryde's, common dolphin, bottlenosed dolpins and many more. Alaska trips specialize in humpbacks, orcas, Dall's porpoise. Contact: Captain Ronn or Sissela, Dolphin Chareres, 1007 Leneve Place, El Cerrito, California 94530. Telephone: 800-472-9942 or 800 GRAY WHAle
FAX: 510-525-0720 Check out our web site at: www.dolphincharers.com



Baja Jones Adventure Travel

Gray Whale Watching up close and personal. There are only 3 lagoons in the world where you can board a 22' skiff and voyage into the center of a horde of large and small gray whale. We get as close as it is possible to get to these huge cetaceans. Travel with Baja Jones is not for everyone. Each day we see hundreds of whales, dozens of osprey and thousands of birds and other animals. There are no resort hotels or casinos, but plenty of friendly people. Join us for the adventure trip of a lifetime. Dates limited. Season: Jan. 10th through March 20th Passenger Capacity: 30 Costs: $1,175 per person drive,$1,285 fly Species: gray whales, pacific dolphin, California sea lionmail: Contact: Keith Jones, Baja Jones Adventure Travel,: 2619 S. Kerckhoff Ave, Pedro CA90731
Telephone: 310-831-1317 Mobile Telephone: 818-398-5683
www.greywhale.com Email: keith@greywhale.com


Sea & Adventures/Mar Y Aventuras
Linn Harter, Sea & Adventures/Mar Y Aventuras, 749 Trail Creek Rd Livingston, MT 59047 Phone 800-355-7140 or 406-522-7595 Fax: 406-522-7596
Email: sea@kayakbaja.com www.kayakbaja.com

Searcher Natural History Tours
We offer 9- to 12-day tours to Baja California which include whalewatching for up to 12 species, exploring islands in the Pacific and the Sea of Cortez, and snorkeling with reef fishes and sea lions. We receive permits to enter Mexican ecological reserves and the gray whale breeding lagoons. Tours are offered aboard Searcher. a 95-foot sportfisher.Season: February, March, and Tours April. Passenger Capacity: 24 Costs: $1900-$2650 Species: whales: gray, blue, humpback, fin, sperm, orca, and pilot. dolphins:bottlenose, common, and Pacific white-sided. Contact: Celia Condit, Searcher Natural History Tours, 2838 Garrison Street, San Diego California 92106
Telephone: 619-226-2403 FAX: 619-226-1332 www.bajawhale.com


Dana Wharf Sportfishing

DANA POINT HARBOR IN THE HEART OF ORANGE COUNTY CALIFORNIA. Dana Wharf Sportfishing begins its quest each year the day after Thanksgiving to spot the majestic Gray Whales along with three different types of dolphins. Our trips are two hours in length and are fully narrated by our captains who have over 15 years experience each. We guarantee you will see whales or dolphins or you can come back for free!! Prices $14.00 ADULTS, $8.00 CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER, 2 AND UNDER ARE FREE. Contact: 34675Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA92629 info@danawharfsportfishing.com Phone: 949 496-5794 or 800-590-9994
Fax 949 496-8212 http://www.danawharfsportfishing.com



Davenport Bed and Breakfast Inn

This friendly Inn is located in one of the most beautiful and unspoiled stretches of Coast Highway 1, and offers a perfect place for a romantic overnight or weekend getaway. The twelve colorful rooms, decorated by the artist-owners, are warm and welcoming. All have private baths, most have ocean views. Included are breakfast for two and welcoming drinks from the bar. There are many things to do and see: local beaches and cliffs to explore just across the road, and sometimes whales and porpoises to watch; hiking, biking, surfing and windsurfing. Local attractions include the Ano Nuevo Elephant Seal Reserve and the virgin redwoods and waterfalls in Big Basin State Park. Rates vary from $78, to $140 for one or two. For a free brochure, or to make reservations, please call or write: Davenport Bed and Breakfast Inn P.O. Box J, Davenport CA 95017 Phone: (831) 425-1818 (800) 870-1817 Fax: (831) 423-1160 http://www.swanton.com/BnB/

 

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