March 18, 2014: Saturday and Sunday, we saw humpback whales and more Risso’s dolphins. Wonderful show from the humpback whale on Sunday, tail throwing and making a big splash!
Humpback whale March 16, 2014. Photo: Michael B. Nelson
Monterey whale watching offers seven different species of Whales and seven different species of Dolphin & Porpoise year-round. The Humpback Whale is the most common whale found out of Santa Cruz, seen usually from April through November. Then from December through April, over 20,000 Gray Whales pass through our waters off of Monterey Bay.
Sea Lions, Seals, Otters and nearly one hundred different species of sea birds, both endemic and migratory, are common; Even Sea Turtles, Jellies, Sunfish (mola mola) and Sharks at times can be seen at the surface. Our boat, the Velocity, can quickly and safely bring guests to wherever these animals are—from the shores of Monterey to Moss Landing and points North.
The Stagnaro family has been serving the Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz area for over a century when Italian Patriarch Cottardo Stagnaro settled in Santa Cruz in 1879 by providing Ocean Adventures to thousands of people each year, and now by offering the best Monterey Bay whale watching cruise to interested parties on their luxurious charter boat.
Even if whale watching in Monterey Bay is not your cup of tea per se, Stagnaro Charters has ensured that there is something for everyone to enjoy: Calm Water Sanctuary Scenic Cruises, Dolphin and Sea Life Excursions, Sunset Cruises, San Francisco Day Trips, and even Private Group outings. And all of the trips are fully narrated, providing fascinating and educational insight by the crew. Enjoy Monterey Bay in style with Stagnaro Charter and we guarantee that you will be thrilled by your experience and exceptional service provided by the crew.
Join us whale watching in Monterey Bay this weekend, trips available Friday through Monday. Spring Break!
TICKETS: Call 831-427-0230 or online http://santacruzwhalewatching.com/whale-watching-monterey-bay-california/