Whale Watching from a Boat vs. the Shore
Whales can certainly be spotted from the shore, but you’ll want to bring your binoculars with you (plus some patience and a prayer!). Choose a high vantage point that offers a broad view of the ocean at a time of day when the sea waters are calm. Early mornings and evenings at dusk are generally the best times. Get comfortable and scan the horizon for sprays of water (from a blow or spout). You won’t miss it, as whale blows rise between six to thirty feet above water!
If you want to get up close and personal, whale watching is best on a boat, and even better on a yacht (specifically one of ours!). This is where you can see some of the water acrobatics whales are famous for — with breaching leaps reaching 8-10 ft. out of the water, offering a full-body view of one of the largest mammals on the planet. If you’re lucky enough to spot something this spectacular with your own eyes, I hope you have your camera ready!