Whale Watching Has Started in Palos Verdes!
Pointe Vicente Interpretive Center has already started their Whale Watching season counts. This famous landmark gives Palos Verdes homes owners a local center where they can go and watch these massive mammals off our coastline. This season officially started December 1, 2014, and according to the Point Vicente Interpretive Center, 110 whales have been counted going south as of December 18th. This number is higher than past years, and in the last two years the numbers have been growing. Most of the whales are traveling south to Baja and the concern in the last several months has been that they are swimming in the large container ship paths.
To see these magnificent creatures, there are several different local options for you to choose from. Point Vicente Interpretive Center located at 31501 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, welcomes visitors to this premier whale watching site for viewing (bring binoculars). For more information, call 310-377-5370.
If you want to get a closer look at the whales, there are two companies that have whale watching tours for a fee. San Pedro Spirit Cruises has tours beginning January 1, 2015, six days a week at 10:00 a.m. (Tuesday-Sunday). San Pedro Spirit Cruises is located at 77 Berth, San Pedro, 90731. For more information and to make reservations go to www.spiritmarine.com or call (310) 548-8080.
Voyager Excursions in Redondo Beach will begin their 3-hour tours on Saturday, December 27, 2014, and will run daily starting at 10:00 a.m.. Voyager Excursions is located at 181 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, 90277. For more information you can go to www.voyagerexcursions.com or call (310) 944-1219 for reservations.
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Photo courtesy of Voyager Excursions