Blue whales, the largest mammal and possibly the largest animal to ever inhabit Earth, can be spotted swimming and feeding off the coast of California during the summer months, typically June through September. Each cruise is a breathtaking experience that gives guests the ability to see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. The 4-hour tour includes live narration by experienced Hornblower Cruises and Events captains and the Museum Whalers, trained naturalists who accompany every cruise. You’ll stay cozy and comfortable with both indoor and outdoor seating, a snack bar featuring hot food and a full bar. Cruises are 9 AM–1 PM on Saturdays and Sundays; later this summer, cruises will be four days per week--Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. To make reservations please visit Hornblower Cruises and Events.
In addition to blue whales, guests often spot minke whales, fin whales, and large pods of dolphins. Check out Hornblower's Whale Sightings Report for up-to-the-minute information.