Besides their picturesque landscapes, Mendocino and Cape Cod draw thousands of tourists every year for whale watching. The largest mammals on Earth definitely deserve an audience as they migrate past coastal points, feed near the coast, or swim in inlets. These ocean creatures are elusive as they are beautiful, so you might want to read our guide first before embarking on a whale-watching excursion.
Whale Watching on the Mendocino Coast
One tough thing about whale watching is competing for the view with other tourists, but that’s not an issue when you’re on the Mendocino Coast. The best season to catch a glimpse of gray whales is between December and May. These whales, counting more than 20,000, travel from Alaska and the Bearing Sea down to their breeding grounds in Baja, California, from December to February. When their babies are born, they return to the north from March through May. (more…)