Photo Credit Joe Reisenauer
Seasonal feeding patterns offers views of these extraordinary mammals during summer in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Once a rare sight in the waters of Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary, Humpback whales and the endangered blue whales can be seen as they feed on swarms of crill.
The journey often takes us past the west end of Santa Cruz Island, where one of the worlds largest sea caves, Painted Cave, is located.Weather and sea conditions permitting, you may have a chance to see one of the geological wonders of the Channel Islands National Park up-close.
The concentration of feeding Humpback and Blue whales tends to be near the western end of the northern Channel Islands, making this an all day adventure. Reaching the feeding grounds may take from 2-3 hours.