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Pacifica, California

525 Crespi Drive • Pacifica, CA 94044

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WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN WHALE WATCHING

Here are a few simple tips to help you make the most of your whale watching!


1. Don’t forget to bring essential things.

Remember that you’ll be sitting in the middle of the ocean for quite some time. There is no telling when a whale would decide to pop out of the sea so we suggest you bring a few essential things to make the waiting as comfortable as possible. Here are a few essential things to bring with you:
  • Sweater/raincoat
  • Good sunglasses
  • Water (lots of it!!!) and food
  • Sunscreen and a hat
  • Binoculars
  • Nausea medicine especially if you’re the type who gets sea sick easily
  • Camera with extra batteries

2. Check the weather.

It is important to know the weather so you can bring or wear the appropriate clothing. For those who are not used to roughing it at sea, it will probably be a good idea to do whale watching on the calmest day possible.


3. Check the sightings.

Whale sightings are unpredictable and can never be guaranteed. Checking the sightings will help you know what species have been recently seen and how likely they are to appear in the area.


4. Remember to keep an open mind.

Whales are wild animals and wild animals do not work on a schedule! Remember that watching out for whales does not really guarantee that you see one. If at first you don’t succeed, don’t limit yourself to one single whale watching trip.