What is the best month to go whale watching in California?
What is the best month to go whale watching in California? In Northern California, your best time to spot gray whales and orcas is December to May. For humpbacks, visit May through November, and for blue whales, the largest animal on Earth, plan your stay sometime between July and October.
Is whale watching better in Monterey or Santa Barbara? Whale watching is generally better in Monterey. You can either go out of Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey (Monterey Bay Whale Watch or Princess) or Moss Landing Harbor (Sanctuary, Blue Ocean, Sea Goddess) which is about half an hour north of Monterey. It’s better to reserve in advance in July.
Where in California can you Whale Watch?
- San Francisco.
- Santa Cruz.
- Monterey County.
- Channel Islands.
- Los Angeles.
- Orange County.
- San Diego.
When can you see humpback whales in California? The central California population of Humpback Whales migrates from their winter calving and mating areas off Mexico to their summer and fall feeding areas off coastal California. Humpback Whales occur in Monterey Bay area from late April to early December.