It’s that time of year! With the onset of winter, the California Gray Whale travels south along the West Coast from Canada in hopes of finding warmer waters. These majestic creatures fill the seas of the California Coast as they dead to Mexico, so now is the perfect time to sneak a peek of these massive, amazing creatures. If you’re interested in taking a whale watching tour this season, head a few miles south to Newport Beach. December marks the beginning of whale watching season, so spectators are able to take a cruise and often see a minimum of five whales while doing so.
Gray whales are baleen whales, and usually reach a length of about 50 feet and often weigh about 35 tons. Migration begins for the whales in October as ice begins filling the northern part of the Pacific.During their trip they seek out warm lagoons which are found in Baja Mexico. Usually the first whales to arrive are the pregnant mothers and they are often the last to leave as to let their calves prepare for their arduous trip north in the spring.
Trips take place daily out of Newport Landing and begin in Newport Harbor before heading north to Laguna Beach. There are a number of companies which provide tours, daily.Whale watching is only one of the many activities available during the winter and early spring season in our wonderful city.
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