San Diego Natural History Museum--Your Nature Connection[SDNHM Education Programs: Classes, Field Trips, Overnight Expeditions, Lectures, Films, Programs for Children]
Whale Watching with the Museum
Blue Whale Pelican Dolphin Blue Whale seen from boat Blue Whale Dolphins


Whaler's log :: Whale watches humans...

Leaving the bay, we had an excellent sighting of the U.S. Navy working with their dolphins—even watched one jumping on and off their boat. We were only a few miles from Point Loma when we a lot of large blows. Soon we were surrounded by five or six (or maybe more) huge blue whales. They were a most accommodating group—not shy about being close to the boat, slowing swimming, diving and resurfacing. They gave excellent displays, arching their sleek bodies and often fluking. In fact, the whales stayed so close for so long that we were able to identify individuals (and started giving them names). They most generously gave us about a two hour show. It was truly incredible! A comment from one of the passengers perfectly summed up our day when he said "I just can't wipe the smile off my face!" 


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