March 3, 2023

March 3, 2023
By Todd Mansur Captain / Marine Naturalist

San Clemente Christian School/ Joel Whitney 6th thru 8th grade. 36 Students.

Departure: 12:00 pm from Dana Point Harbor.

Weather: calm partly cloudy

At 12:40 we caught up with a south bound Gray whale off of seal rock in San Clemente in 30 fathoms and followed for 1.5 miles.
At 1:30 we sighted a small Minke whale 2.5 miles south of Dana point

at 1:40 we sighted a small pod of offshore Bottlenose Dolphins approximately 25 heading down the coast  great show lots of jumping dolphins.

At 1:50 head back to Dana Point

2:10 Arrive back To Dana Point Harbor.

Total sightings

  • 1Gray Whale
  • 25 Bottlenose Dolphins
  • 1 Minke whale