Sailing powered by the wind allows us the unique experience of traveling quietly and harmoniously with the whales. When whales are in the area we adapt all of our sailing tours to spend a good portion of the trip with the whales when weather conditions permit. Please read the reviews on Tripadvisor and Yelp to see what folks think of the whale watching we commonly experience on our tours. 


Mid- July through September is the best opportunity to observe some great whale watching. Book any regular tour departing at 10:30, 1:30 or 4:30 and if the weather conditions permit and the whales are within reach during the tour we will do our best to get you near them. 


April through mid July this is not our peak season for whales but we do find them on many of the trips we run. Generally the 10:30 am tour is the best but sometimes even that trip is too windy for whale watching. Please do not reserve an afternoon or evening tour during these springtime months for whale watching as it is often times too windy and the ocean is too rough to get out to them. As a consolation when the conditions are poor for whale watching they tend to be great for some exciting sailing!


Please note we do not cancel sailing tours if the ocean conditions are too rough to get to the whales. Instead of going to the outer bay on these days we will enjoy a sail about the inner bay and take in all of the other animals and sights available.


If you are going to be disappointed at not seeing a whale please DO NOT reserve a sailing tour with us. Our tours are a complete ocean/sailing experience that offer an abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities. The whales are a wonderful addition to our tours but they are wild animals that are free to roam where they wish and are not available to us on every tour.


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$89 adults and $79 for children for our 2.5 hour sailing adventures. departures at 10:30am, 1:30pm year round and 4:30 pm in the summer. All tours are Semi Private with a maximum of 6 passengers

Whale sighting update: (7-14 through 7-17) Powerboat averaging 2 whales per whale watching trip and Sailboat 2 whales on 7 out of 9 trips (7-6-17 through 7-13-17) 3 to 6 whales everyday on every tour sailing and powerboat. (7-6-17) 3 humpback whales (-7-5-17) 8 humpbacks on 2 tours (7-4-17) 10 humpback on 3 tours(7-3-17) 8 humpbacks on 2 tours(7-2-17) 9 humpbacks on 3 tours (7-1-17) 10 Humpbacks (6-30-17) 8 humpbacks 10 Common Dolphin and 100 plus sealion feeding frenzy (6-29-17) 5 Humpbacks 1 minkie (6-28-17) 4 humpbacks (6-24-17) 1 humpback whale (6-23-17) 1 grey whale (6-21-17) 4 humpback whales and a whole lot of breaching (6-17-17) 2 humpback whales on the ocean rafting tour (6-1-17 to 6-16-17) no whales due to high winds only a few trips going to deep water (5-31-17) 3 Humpbacks (5-29-17)15 humpbacks (5-28-17) 10 Humpbacks (5-27-17) 20 plus Humpbacks on the day! Breaching ,feeding, diving. (5-26-17) 5 humpback whales ( 5-24-17) 15 humpback whales and 1 minke whale(5-22-17) 1 humpback whale (5-20-17) 6 to 8 Orca seen by Peregrine (5-19-17) 1 cow and calf pair of grey whales (5-15-17) 1 cow and calf pair of Grey whales   Visit our facebook page Central Coast Sailing Charters for videos and pictures! 

All of this and beautiful Sea otters, Harbor seals and Sea lions are out there waiting for you to visit with them.