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The Excitement Of Whale Watching At Marina del Rey

06 October 2016 Written by   Jeff Shotwell Published in blog
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A classically California experience awaits you at Marina del Rey Whale Watching - every trip is different, and you'll never know what breathtaking sights you'll see.

No matter what your age or where you're from, a whale watching trip is something you'll never forget. Nothing compares with the thrill of seeing whales and other types of sea life in their own habitat, behaving naturally, undisturbed in their own world.

So what types of sea life can you expect to see on a whale watching trip? It goes without saying that your trip will take you to known migration patterns of the California grey whale, the gentle giant of the sea. But it's also not unusual to see sea lions, sea turtles, enormous ocean sunfish (Mola Mola), seals, porpoises and many types of dolphins; you may also catch sight of fin whales and blue whales when their feeding pattern draws them into the area. The Marina del Rey's special low-to-the-water whale watcher lets you get see schools of sardines and anchovies so close, you'll feel like you can reach out and touch them.

And there's more than just ocean life to see - some very unusual birds that don't fly near land will also cross your path. 

For your comfort, it's recommended that you bring the right things with you on a whale watching trip. You'll be spending hours in the sun, so a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are necessities; flat shoes, binoculars and a sweatshirt or light jacket are also a good idea. If you tend to get motion sickness, make sure to take your pill or apply your patch at least half an hour before leaving the dock. And of course, bring a camera - there will be plenty of one-of-a-kind photo ops, and you'll want to bring home memories of your trip to share with friends and family.

Marina del Rey Whale Watching is easily accessible from the Sea View Inn in Manhattan Beach. Contact us to make reservations at our friendly, cozy hotel that will feel like your California home away from home.


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