“The crew and boat were absolutely fantastic. We went on a two hour cruise and they took us directly to a spot with 3-4 whales, along with the hundreds of sea lions that follow the anchovies. We were the only boat there for a good 45 minutes. The whales came so close to us; it was a “National Geographic” experience. Didn’t even need or use the binoculars we brought . The naturalist was informative yet didn’t constantly talk the whole time.”
“Whale watching is great regardless of who you go with, but Blue Ocean is a cut above the rest.”
“Excellent experience with Blue Ocean. The nature information was great, she also knew when to let everyone just enjoy the experience. We sat quietly for 40+ minutes surrounded by 5 whales feeding. Saw pods if dolphins, otters, and more!”
“We can’t say enough about what a great trip Kate & Jim and crew put on. We go out with them every 6 weeks or so and we learn something new every trip. Of course leaping Humpbacks, dashing Orcas, and cruising Albatross help, too. As usual, at the end of the trip our faces hurt from smiling.”
“I’ve been out with Blue Ocean Whale Watch a handful of times, and every one has been a great experience. Kate, their naturalist, is super knowledgable and offers lots of interesting facts throughout the trip. Jim is an awesome captain who gets us close to the action, but keeps a respectful distance from the animals to ensure they don’t get stressed. We saw a dozen humpbacks, a cow and calf pair that approached the boat, and hundreds of common dolphins this trip. I can’t recommend them enough.”
“We privately chartered the whole vessel. The crew were very friendly and helpful in all aspects and gave us some extra time since there were so many things to see. There were humpback whales all over the place. I have never been so close to these amazing mammals. It was a truly unforgettable experience. I’m sure we will do this again.”
“There are several companies that operate whale watching trips out of Moss Landing, but Blue Ocean is far and away the best of them. I have gone on multiple trips with Blue Ocean and the others and every trip is unique and wonderful. The trips that stand out the most are the ones with Blue Ocean.
Both the captain and the naturalist, Kate are extremely knowledgeable and do an excellent job educating their guests. They do an incredible job to make the trips as smooth as possible and also to show as much variety of wildlife as possible. I am looking forward to many more trips with them.”