A Whale of an Adventure Off the Southern California Coast

Winter marks the beginning of whale watching season in Southern California. From January through April, Pacific grey whales can be viewed relatively close to shore as they make their way to mate and calf in the warm lagoons of Mexico's Baja California. Whale watching cruises, many of which offer unique experiences, are available from ports along the entire Southern California coast.

Enjoy a photo slide show at the 10Best.com/USA Today link:

  Photo courtesy Carla Mitroff,  Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching

Photo courtesy Carla Mitroff, Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching