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 as 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 and into October is the best opportunity to observe some great whale watching. Book any regular tour departing at 11:30, 2:30 or 5:30 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 11:30 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! The Morning powerboat tour aboard 'Pacific Flyer" is always your best bet for seeing whales in the spring.
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. 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 and we do see them on most tours but they are wild animals that are free to roam where they wish and are not available to us on every tour.