When it comes to enjoying your whale watching tour in California, there are certain things you need to keep in mind. When whale watching season in Southern California hits full swing, you want to make the most of the opportunity. Here are some handy tips to help you make the most of your trip and to ensure you have everything you need to enjoy your adventure to the fullest.
Things to bring
Here is a short list of just some of the things that can make your trip more enjoyable:
*Binoculars – Whales and dolphins are usually close to the boat but binoculars are good for bird watching and checking distant shoreline for signs of marine mammals.
*Rubber soled shoes – The deck of the ship can be slippery and rubber soled shoes help prevent slips while walking around enjoying the sights.
*Picnic Lunch – Some tours have stops planned where you can get off the boat and enjoy a lunch or if this is not possible consider packing snacks to keep everyone satisfied on your trip.
*Warm clothes and blankets – If it is an especially cold season, while you are out on the water you may need a jacket or long sleeve shirt to slip on, or a blanket to wrap up in while you’re on deck.
*Sunscreen and Sunglasses – Sunny days can get quite warm and the risk for sunburn is high; it is important to plan for the weather!
*Camera or Camcorder – Make sure you have extra film, cassettes, batteries, memory cards, and back up options to make sure you never run out of ways to record those amazing moments.
*Bring Easy Entertainment – Sometimes it can take an hour or more to get to where the whales and animals are; you may want something to keep you entertained if nature watching is not enough.
If you want more tips and ideas on making the most of the whale watching season in Southern California, head over to Condor Express Whale Watching and check out the great tour options they have available this season.