Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mighty BLUE WHALES again. Another beautiful calm day on the ocean with lots of blue whales in the area. The whales were about 2 miles to the northwest of Morro Rock feeding on krill. Great day on the water!!!!

Kevin ;=)

Monday, June 28, 2010

OK, just when we thought it couldn't get any better we had the best whale trip of the past 10 years!! 7 BLUE WHALES about 2 miles west of Morro Rock feeding on krill. Lots of life in the area with all the regular stuff sea lions, seals, etc. The BLUE WHALES the largest animals ever on the earth were swimming around and under the boat!!!! Just playing around with the boat and everyone on board. BLUE WHALES ARE VERY RARE!!!!! Especially in our area. This is a phenomenal event. We have had blue whales every day for 3 weeks right out front of Morro Bay! Do not miss this once in a blue moon chance to see these gigantic creatures. We are running trips every day at 9 o'clock AM. Call us to reserve your spot! The number is 805-772-9463.

-Capt. Kevin Winfield

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hey everyone, on SATURDAY we had an amazing day with all the BLUE WHALES swarming around the boat. We also had HUMPBACK WHALES right out front. Great trip!!

On SUNDAY we had full limits of BLUE WHALES and HUMPBACK WHALES less than 2 miles from the entrance. We did an afternoon trip and the BLUE WHALES, HUMPBACKS AND A MINKE WHALE were right where we left them. AMAZING!! We are planning to run the trips every day through the summer.

Captain Dave Butler

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lots of BLUE WHALES!!! Also 2 HUMPBACK WHALES, YEA BABY! They are just 2 miles SW of Morro rock. Calm sea and overcast. We are running every day at 9:00 ;=)

Capt Dave Butler

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Another AWESOME trip with several BLUE WHALES at 2 miles. Calm seas. We are going tomorrow at 9:00. There were still 10 seats available at closing time today.

Kevin ;=)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


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June 6 aboard Dos Osos with Captain Kevin, we saw a gray whale, about 2 months past the season when they are usually here. Normally they migrate past Morro Bay Dec.-early Feb. going south, then return north late Feb.-April. That day we also saw a minke whale several times. This was also unusual because that species often doesn't show itself more than once or twice. At one point, the minke whale was swimming in one direction, and crossed paths with the gray whale which was headed the opposite direction. An amazing day!

June 12, it took Kevin and me (and several whale watchers) awhile to get out where some other boats had spotted whales, but once there it was obvious that there were 2 blue whales. One was a juvenile, probably 55-60' long, and the other was much larger, perhaps 75-80' long. An adult blue whale's blowhole is about a foot long, and the blow is a tall straight cloud like an Italian cypress tree, 30-40' tall. There are few words to describe what it's like to be next to such immense creatures.

June 13 was foggy. Captain David Butler and I used a technique we've used before to find whales. We'd motor along for awhile, turn the motors off and listen for about 10 minutes, then move on. The third time we listened, we heard a whale's loud huff behind us. We caught up to a humpback whale that was making repeated shallow dives. It dove 25-30 times, only raising its tail twice. At one point, we saw a huge patch of tiny krill (shrimp, Euphausia superba) just under the water's surface. The whale was evidently gorging on that. While headed back in the fog, we encountered the same 2 blue whales seen on June 12, and another one or two. It was a little hard to tell how many whales were there, because their grayish-white blow melted into the foggy background. Hearing that blue whales were seen again on June 18 makes me want to shout that You Gotta Come Along. OK, I'm cheating, I work on the boat, but really it's exciting. Come check us out.
Today the weather was calm and we were with 3 BLUE WHALES for 45 min. and we saw several more spouts in the same area. We also saw HUMPBACK WHALES and traveled with a group of 20 or more RISSO'S DOLPHINS for about 20 min. AWESOME DAY!

Captain Dave Butler

Sunday, June 20, 2010

No whales today. The weather got rough early. We plan to go out tomorrow at 9:00 Monday the 21st. We will try to go every day through the summer at 9 and if we have good weather and people we will go out at 12:30 also.


Friday, June 18, 2010

Ok , We have been seeing the blue whales now every trip for about a week. I even saw several from my house in north Morro Bay last night. Also reports from fishermen of areas of krill and the blue and humpback whales. finally got this log squared away and will up date more often. We have a trip this morning at 9:00 Fri 18 of June w/ plenty of room. We will run this weekend at 9:00 also, Gotta go.