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Morro Bay is lucky enough to host the largest animals on earth year-round. Impossible to be kept in captivity, the only way to see the majestic creatures is to venture around their natural habitat. These massive migrators are a treasure to behold.
There are two different whale species that are abundant in Morro Bay. Magnificent humpback whales are seen outside of Estero Bay in April through October. And, in October through April, gray whales come to our waters. Aside from these visitors, it’s also common to see dolphins, seals, otters, and the occasional orca whale.
The city has several great locations to watch for the whales. One option is to hop on-board of a whale watching charter. This is the best way to get an up-close look at the whales and capture once-in-a-lifetime pictures. Aside from taking a boat, there are also several vantage points from shore. Here are some of the best: