You can’t go through a winter in Southern California without somebody trying to get you to go whale watching.
From Northern California to the Santa Barbara Channel all the way down to the San Diego Bay, there are innumerable boat trips that hold the promise of seeing a breaching whale during its mating season.
Besides, there are so many other denizens of the sea to be spotted in our Southern California coastal areas! Why should whales get all the glory?
So, here are five great ocean and ocean-side dwellers to look out for while visiting our coastal lands … and the places where you’ll be sure to find them, without interfering with their pupping, spawning, mating and other private business.