Asked by: Ricard Sunderkamp
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Last Updated: 28th May 2024

Are there whales to be seen in California in July?

Summer whale- and shark-watching trips are possible now. People believe that whale-watching season California only occurs in winter, when Pacific gray Whales migrate to Alaska from Mexico. Summer offers the chance to see blues, humpbacks, and sharks.



So, when is the best time to see whales in California?

Orange County Whale Watching: The best time to see gray whales is December through April. However, these whales are present all year. Blue whales can be seen from May through October. They can grow to more than 100 feet in length.

Similar to the summer, where are whales best seen? Top Whale Watching Destinations

  • Santa Barbara, California.
  • Monterey Bay in California
  • Kodiak Island, Alaska.
  • San Juan Islands, Washington
  • Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
  • Virginia Beach.
  • Long Island, New York
  • Cape May, New Jersey

This begs the question: Where are the July whales?

The Icelandic fjords, which are home to humpback whales in summer, are filled with them. They are best seen from Husavik, north east.

Where can you see whales from the California coast?

June to October: Blue whales, humpbacks and dolphins can be spotted along the Big Sur coast and around the Channel Islands. April through November: Humpback whales can be seen along the central California coast.