Much longer than our normal trips, these
full-day trips have the most flexibility to cover more area and
reach offshore waters, or spend more time with the great wildlife
we find. These trips are great for marine enthusiasts who are
experienced with extended trips. We are really hoping to get far
out in the bay to find more pelagic species of cetaceans (whales
and dolphins) and seabirds, and into waters we never see during
a regular trip.
Our full day, 12 hour trips will allow us to venture farther
offshore to look for large concentrations of whales (Humpback
and Blue Whales) that may be too far to reach on our regular trips,
search for rare/offshore species such as sperm whales and beaked
whales, search for Killer Whales with plenty of time to observe
predation events, and a variety of dolphin species, as well as
offshore and rare seabirds. We can spend more time with special
and amazing whale sightings that we may encounter. This is also
an opportunity for photographers to spend more time with the wildlife,
providing opportunities for watching and photographing a variety
of behaviors. The sea conditions will determine how far out and
which directions we may travel.
It is important that you have some experience boating; as 12 hours
at sea can be a challenge for some. Sea conditions can be variable;
seasickness medicine (Bonine or Dramamine 2) is highly recommended
in case we encounter rough seas. If you have any tendency toward
seasickness, we do not recommend these trips, since we will be
on the ocean for around 12 hours and cannot turn back to port
for seasickness; we will return early only if sea conditions and
weather become too rough.
We will have light refreshments available on the boat, but please
bring your own lunch/snacks. We will provide liquids. These All
Day Trips leave at 7:30 a.m. (7:00 a.m. check-in), and last for
around 12 hours (weather dependent).
We are limiting these trips to passengers ages 12 years and older.
$180 per person. We set a maximum passenger limit
of 30, well below our ship's capacity, to provide extra space
for you during this special extended trip.
We have 12-hour Full Day trips scheduled for the following days in 2021 (all on Sundays):
Trips marked * are 12-hour pelagic seabird trips. Learn more about the seabird trips.
Reservations can be made by calling our office at 831-375-4658
or by reserving
below were all taken by Daniel Bianchetta on earlier trips.
Killer Whales & Black-footed Albatross
Pacific White-sided Dolphin with reflection
Large Mola Mola visiting boat
Humpback Whale breaching
Humpback Whale lunge feeding
Southern Sea Otter resting in kelp
Long-beaked Common Dolphins by Pt Sur Clipper
A few photos taken on earlier trips:
Long-beaked Common Dolphins
Humpback Whale tail
Aquarium in evening light
All photos © Daniel Bianchetta