Whale Watching in San Diego 2014. How to choose a Whale Watching company.
We've had a great start to whale watching season this year with plenting of sightings, and lots of big schools of common dolphin to sail with.
This was one of those amazing days with a huge school of common and pacific white side dolphins playing with the boat. The view from the bow nets was breathtaking!
There are many ways to go whale watching in San Diego so the question is: How do you choose a company to go whale watching with?
How many people do you want to be on the boat with you? Most companies taking guests whale watching take up to 100 people or more on the boat. Fun Cat Sailing Adventures takes around 6 guests so you will never feel like a tourist crowded at the rail fighting to see a whale tale in the distance.
What type of boat do you want to go on? We use a large stable sailing catamaran that doesn't roll around in the ocean swells like "single hulled" boats. Since our boat is very wide, it makes for a very spacious and comfortable viewing platform to see the whales and dolphins from.
Does the boat you choose to go whale watching on have weather protection? Our catamaran has a large windshield to block the cool winter breezes, and a roof for sun protection. In the summer when the weather is warm, this is not as important, but whale watching in the winter can get cold.
Is there a bathroom available? A good whale watching trip should last 3 1/2 hours or more because it takes time to get out to see the whales. Our catamaran has a large bathroom, and cabin.
Can the boat sail quietly with the whales? Grey whales have excellent hearing and are frightened by large noisy boats. Our catamaran has the ability to sail quietly with the whales which allows for closer sightings and a much more natural approach.
Does the boat have a comfortable, and exciting place to watch the whales from? Our bow nets forward on our catamaran are perfect for watching dolphins swim between the bows, and you can lounge in the sun during your whale watching tour. You can also sit in the protected area of the boat on a cushion with a comfortable backrest, or venture onto the bows for a more adventurous ride.
Who is taking you whale watching? Well......I am! My name is Capt. Rod Jones and I've been taking guests sailing and whale watching since 1988. This is my passion, and what I love to do. You will feel comfortable aboard my boat, and it will be just like you are out sailing with friends. Give me a call and we can schedule, or talk more about your adventure.
Come out whale watching this season with Fun Cat Sailing Adventures.
Look forward to sailing with you!
Capt. Rod Jones