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Whale Watching Checklist: Planning the Perfect Ocean Outing

Getting out on the water with friends and family is always a treat. However, if you’ve never been whale watching, it’s quite an experience that you should be well prepared for. Here are some tips to get the most out of your experience.

Whale Watching Checklist for a Perfect Day

Regardless of how many times you’ve been, you are going to take a ton of photos. Remember, you’re also going to be out on the water. Having adequate water-resistant gear for your camera equipment is crucial. While you won’t be right up on the whales, for the most part, waves crashing nearby can easily damage your equipment if not cared for. 

Additionally, account for getting photos of your children and family as well. Having a couple of times set to take photos rather than having the camera active all day will allow you to enjoy the moment more and not focus as much on capturing the perfect photo. However, still have it accessible for those major moments you want to remember forever.

Water Resistant Clothes

An extra layer or two never hurts to have on hand, but you also want to have water-resistant gear. Especially if you’re out on the water towards the end of the day, you don’t want to be cold and wet for the ride home. Make sure you have clothes ready for any waves splashing or covering the surface of the boat. 

Healthy Snacks and Water

Having snacks on hand is essential as well. You don’t want to be caught out on the water without proper hydration and fuel for your excursion. Luckily, we have complementary refreshments on our tours. To get in contact and see our schedule for this season, check out our page here to learn more about the specials and services we offer. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

What’s the Best Month for Whale Watching?

Whale watching is an unforgettable experience when done right. It combines the incredible components of a day out on the water with friends, family, and beautiful natural sites. But when it comes down to it, which time of year is really the best for whale watching?

We get this question frequently, and luckily for you, we’re right in the midst of peak season. June, July, and August are our best months for whale watching in the Los Angeles area.

Why is Summertime the Best for Whale Watching?

The Weather Is PERFECT

As resident locals, we’ve grown accustomed to the wonderful weather we have the privilege of experiencing year-round. However, this privilege isn’t lost on us for those visiting from out of town or unfamiliar with the Los Angeles area. You cannot pick a better time than summer for that refreshing, crisp air out on the water in Redondo Beach.

Nutrient-Heavy Water Rises

Summertime also has a spell where the winds drive up colder water to the surface, which in turn pushes krill and other schools of fish up. Since whales primarily feed on krill, you have a much higher chance of seeing them right on the surface.

What Should I Bring While Whale Watching?

Joining us this summer? Luckily for you, the majority of accommodations we’ll make ahead of time. This includes food, beverages, covered deck protection from the sun, and more. However, for your personal use, get a packing list ready to go for when you hit the tides on our lovely harbor excursions.

Whale Watching Must-Haves

  • Sunglasses

  • Water

  • Sunscreen

  • Water-resistant clothes

  • Binoculars

We pair these must-haves together to ensure that you are best prepared for a summer out on the water with us. Additionally, we’d recommend that your sunglasses and any other protective gear is properly fitted for the reflective nature of the waves.

Get Started with Us Today!

Our whale-watching excursions are absolutely beautiful this time of year and are sure to be memorably fun. Give us a call or schedule today with our interactive booking system to secure your spot with us. We’re looking forward to setting sail with you!