The Monterey Bay is currently experiencing some of the most frequent humpback whale activity of the year, and they have been continously spotted just off the Santa Cruz coastline. Though OYC sees many whales during our regular weekend sails, we’re bringing you a extended sailing experience so we can take you further onto the bay to spot these summer whales.
- A 3 to 3.5-hour whale watch excursion, where we’ll cruise around the bay in search of our local whale activity.
- A hot breakfast catered by Pleasure Pizza’s East Side Eatery. Breakfast includes meat and veggie breakfast burritos, fresh seasonal fruit and your choice of coffee, tea or water.
- The best view of the Monterey Bay’s wildlife on the smooth and stable 65′ Team O’Neill catamaran.
Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Kids under 5 sail for free.
General Whale Activity by Season:
SPRING: Humpback whales throughout the spring, with a few gray whales in the beginning of the season.
SUMMER: Humpback whales, blue whales and fin whales.
FALL: Humpback whales and blue whales.
WINTER: Migrating gray whales.
YEAR-ROUND: Dolphins, sea lions, sea otters and local and migratory birds, looking for food or just playing in the ocean.