The types and amounts of whales and other marine life you might see differs from one season to the next, but odds are you’ll get a glimpse of something no matter when you venture out.
Which is why last weekend we decided to take The Explorers on their first ocean adventure.
|There was much excitement at the dock about all the pelicans|
|Lots & lots of hopeful staring out at the ocean|
|Mr. Cool (aka The Big Explorer) anxiously waiting for a blue whale sighting|
|Finally! Dolphins. Lots & lots of dolphins!|
|Did I mention how many dolphins we spotted?|
Where we went: Newport Beach harbor
Length of tour: 2.5 hours
What we saw: Lots & lots of birds, sea lions and a ton of common dolphins (but no whales)
- The only member of our family who gets sea sick is me.
- Choose a tour operator that provides on-board education/talks during the excursion.
- Dress in layers, bring hats & plenty of sunscreen.
- There's a lot for kids to enjoy on an ocean excursion even if the whales don't make a guest appearance.