As winter turns to Spring, enjoying the outdoors on Monterey Peninsula gets better and better. Days are longer and the temperatures are warmer. Monterey County is a premier destination for those who love the outdoors. Biking, hiking, walking, boating, horseback riding and whale watching are just a few of the activities that entice visitors to Monterey. Whether you want to watch the whales or climb a mountain, there is no more spectacular place to than the Monterey Peninsula.
Did you know? The entire Gray Whale population migrates past the Monterey Bay coastline every winter and spring. These whales have one of the longest animal migrations known, traveling over 12,000 miles from their summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea to their winter breeding grounds in Baja California and back again. Gray whales are easily observed as they hug the coastline during migration. Several species of dolphins and porpoise are also present at this time, including Common Dolphins, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Risso’s Dolphins, Bottlenose Dolphins, Dall’s Porpoise, Harbor Porpoise, and Killer Whales! Sea Otters, California Sea Lions, and Harbor Seals.
Sanctuary Cruises in Moss Landing (10 miles north of the Sanctuary Beach Resort) offers whale watching with a marine biologist on board a 43 foot Delta Marine biodiesel vessel. Sanctuary Cruises go farther and stay out longer than other charter boats to provide more time with the marine life. They also offer a “see whale guarantee” – in the rare instance whales or dolphins are not spotted, they provide a complimentary future trip. Ask about our special whale watching discounts during your next visit to the Sanctuary Beach Resort.
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