California Whale Watching Welcome! This is a free listing of the best Whale Watching operations in California and Baja California. Operators are listed from North to South.   Northern California San Francisco/Half Moon Bay Company: Oceanic Society Primary Boat: Salty Lady Primary Captain/Experience: Naturalist/Marine Biologist Onboard: Yes Features: 48 Passengers, indoor seating Online Reservations: Yes Year-Round Operation Website: http://www.oceanicsociety.org/whale Central California Monterey Company: Monterrey Whale Watching Primary Boat: Sea Wolf II Primary Captain/Experience: Captain Richard, Biologist, 25 Yrs. Naturalist/Marine Biologist Onboard: Yes, Marine Biologist Features: 59 passengers Online Reservations:  Yes Year-Round Operation Website: http://www.montereybaywhalewatch.com/ Southern California Santa Barbara Company: Condor Express Primary Captain/Experience: Captain Fred, 30+ Years Exp. Naturalist/Marine Biologist Onboard: Yes Features: High speed catamaran Online Reservations: No Year-Round Operation Website: http://www.condorexpress.com/ Ventura Company: Island Packers Primary Boat: Islander Primary Captain/Experience: Naturalist/Marine Biologist Onboard: Yes Features: High speed catamaran Online Reservations: Yes Year-Round Operation Website: http://www.islandpackers.com/WhalesGeneral.html Oxnard Company: Channel Islands Whale Watching Primary Boat: Ranger 85 Primary Captain/Experience: Captain Frank, 35 Years Exp. Naturalist/Marine Biologist Onboard: Yes Online Reservations: Yes Seasonal: January-September Website: http://channelislandswhalewatching.net/index.html Redondo Beach Company: Voyager Excursions Primary Boat: Voyager IV Primary Captain/Experience: Captain Brad, ACS Naturalist Naturalist/Marine Biologist Onboard: Yes, ACS Naturalists Online Reservations: Yes Seasonal: December-April Website: http://www.voyagerexcursions.com/ Los Angeles/Long Beach Company: Harbor Breeze Cruises Primary Boat: Christopher Primary Captain/Experience: Captain Carl, Marine Biologist Naturalist/Marine Biologist Onboard: Yes, Aquarium of the Pacific Features: High speed catamaran, stadium seating Online Reservations: Yes Year-Round Operation: Yes Website: http://www.2seewhales.com/ Catalina Island/Avalon Company: Catalina Ocean Rafting Primary Boat: Viking Explorer Primary Captain/Experience: Captain Doug, 20+ Years Naturalist/Marine Biologist Onboard: Yes Features: High speed inflatable boats, up close encounters Online Reservations: Yes Year-Round Operation: Yes Website: http://www.catalinaoceanrafting.com/ Newport Beach Company: Newport Whale Watching Primary Boat: Ocean Explorer Primary Captain/Experience:  Captain Dustin Naturalist/Marine Biologist Onboard: Yes Features:  Indoor seating Online Reservations: Yes Year-Round Operation: Yes Website: http://www.newportwhales.com/ Dana Point Company: Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Safari Primary Boat: Manute’a Primary Captain/Experience: Captain Dave, 12 yrs. Exp. Naturalist/Marine Biologist Onboard: Yes Features: Underwater viewing pods Online Reservations: Yes Year-Round Operation: Yes Website: http://www.dolphinsafari.com/ Company: Dana Wharf Primary Boat: Dana Pride Primary Captain/Experience: Naturalist/Marine Biologist Onboard: Yes, Naturalist Features:  95’, 149 Passengers Year-Round Operation: Yes Website: http://www.danawharf.com/ Company: Ocean Institute Primary Boat: R/V Sea Explorer Primary Captain/Experience: Captain Mike, Biologist Naturalist/Marine Biologist Onboard: Yes, Marine Science Educators Features:  Research equipment, hydrophone Year-Round Operation: Yes Website: http://www.ocean-institute.org/ San Diego Company: Pacific Nature Tours Primary Boat: Eclipse Primary Captain/Experience: Naturalist/Marine Biologist Onboard: Yes, Marine Biologist Features: 49 passengers Online Reservations: Yes Year-Round Operation: Yes Website: http://www.pacificnaturetours.com Company: San Diego Whale Watching Primary Boat: Privateer Primary Captain/Experience: Naturalist/Marine Biologist Onboard: Yes Features: 128 passengers Online Reservations: Yes Year-Round Operation:Yes Website: www.sdwhalewatch.com Baja California-Pacific San Ignacio Lagoon Company: Baja Expeditions Primary Boats: Pangas Naturalist/Marine Biologist Onboard: Yes Features: Multiple boats, overnight accommodations, air flights from US. Online Reservations:  Yes Seasonal: January-March Website http://www.bajaex.com/ Company: Ecoturismo Kuyima Primary Boats: Pangas Naturalist/Marine Biologist Onboard: Yes Features: Overnight camping and accommodations are available. Online Reservations:  No Seasonal: February-April Website: http://www.kuyima.com/eindex.html Baja California-Sea of Cortez La Paz Company: Baja Expeditions Primary Boat: Don Jose Primary Captain/Experience: Jose Lozano, decades of experience Naturalist/Marine Biologist Onboard: Yes Features: Overnight accommodations for 16 passengers. Online Reservations: Yes Seasonal: January-March Website: http://www.bajaex.com/ To have your company listed, please send us an email: info@californiawhalewatching.org