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Winter Whale Watching on California’s Orange Coast

Enjoying a perfectly clear 70 degree day from a boat off the coast of Southern California is a pretty great way to spend an afternoon. If that afternoon is a seasonally warm January and the boat is taking you on a whale watching adventure, that day goes from great to spectacular. Gray whale season is...

Bucket List: Petting the Whales of Mexico’s Bahia Magdalena

The road to Bahia Magdalena is lonely. Towering cardón cactus and scrubby, half-dead looking shrubs dominate the barren desert landscape in a stark yet beautiful way. As we headed down the highway, our only fleeting companions were an occasional  bird lazily surfing air currents overhead and the rare truck whooshing by. Far from the mega...
Whale Watching with kids on the west coast

Trekaroo’s Guide to West Coast Whale Watching

Can you imagine traveling 10,000 miles just to give birth? Gray whales do it every year. After spending the summer in the Arctic, the whales embark on an epic migration as they travel from Alaska’s Bering Sea to Baja California’s breeding lagoons. As they skirt the North American coastline, us humans hop on boats, kayaks,...

Belugas, Minkes, and more! Whale Watching on Québec ‘s St. Lawrence River

Luckily, thanks to the glaciers which dominated the North American continent 20,000 years ago, approximately 1000 belugas live in the St. Lawrence River near the village of Tadoussac and the Saguenay Fjord in Québec, making a trip to see the belugas a reality for thousands of families every year.

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