ONLY AVAILABLE – from November 15th to March 1st
The two-hour experience begins November 15th and runs until the middle of March. The annual migration is the largest migration of any mammal. The average grey whale will travel the distance to the moon and back during its lifetime. Besides whales, Everyday California kayakers interact with Sea Lions, Harbor Seals and Common Dolphins as well. The bottom-feeding Grey Whale stirs up the nutrient-rich waters, attracting large pods of dolphins and birds such as the California Brown Pelican, the Western Gull and the Brandt’s Cormorant.
Tour Guide Tip: Winter is the best time to kayak in La Jolla. Small crowds, no marine layer, 70 degree days and more sea life than any other time of the year!
Some things to look for while on your whale watching kayak tour:
Breaching - When a whale leaps out of the water and falls back into the ocean with a thud. Also know as cresting.
Spouting - Heart shaped puffs of mist from the spout or blowhole. You can often tell the size of a Gray by the height of the spout.
Spyhopping - When they raise their head and hold position partially out of the water as if to look around. This can last for minutes!
Fluking - When their tail breaks the surface.
*The whale watching kayak tour is excellent for all ages and all skill levels. Being able to swim is not required. Please be inside the shop 30 minutes prior to your tour time!