Whale Sightings

It can be difficult to find accurate whale sighting info for Orange County due to falsified numbers used for marketing purposes. This page shows accurate sightings of individual whales not based on how many boats see the same whale. Since these numbers reflect how many actual whales are sighted by each company, this will be used for research each year to show varying sightings of species. Since we are currently unable to accurately collect dolphin counts, this report only shows baleen whales and any rare sightings (excludes common dolphin, bottlenose dolphin, Risso's dolphin, and Pacific white-sided dolphin).

6/2/20

Dana Wharf: No sightings

Dolphin Safari: No trips

East Meets West Excursions: No trips

Newport Coastal Adventure: No trips

6/1/20

Dana Wharf: 3 humpback whales

Dolphin Safari: No trips

East Meets Excursions: No sightings

Newport Coastal Adventure: No trips

5/31/20

Dana Wharf: No sightings

Dolphin Safari: No sightings

Davey's Locker: No trips

East Meets West Excursions: No sightings

Newport Coastal Adventure: 1 humpback whale

5/30/20

Dana Wharf: Patches (bottlenose dolphin)

Dolphin Safari: No sightings

Davey's Locker: No trips

East Meets West Excursions: Patches (bottlenose dolphin)

Newport Coastal Adventure: Patches (bottlenose dolphin

5/29/20

Dana Wharf: No sightings

Dolphin Safari: 1 minke whale

Davey's Locker: No trips

East Meets West Excursions: No sightings

Newport Coastal Adventure: No sightings

5/28/2020

Dana Wharf: No sightings

Dolphin Safari: No sightings

Davey's Locker: No trips

East Meets West Excursions: No sightings

Newport Coastal Adventure: No sightings

5/27/20

Dana Wharf: No sightings

Dolphin Safari: No sightings

Davey's Locker: No trips

East Meets West Excursions: No sightings

Newport Coastal Adventure: No sightings

5/26/20

Dana Wharf: No sightings

Dolphin Safari: 1 minke whale

Davey's Locker: No trips

East Meets West Excursions: No sightings

Newport Coastal Adventure: 1 minke whale, Patches (bottlenose dolphin)

5/25/20

Dana Wharf: 1 humpback whale, 1 minke whale

Dolphin Safari: 1 minke whale

Davey's Locker: No trips

East Meets West Excursions: No sightings

Newport Coastal Adventure: 1 humpback whale, Patches (bottlenose dolphin )

5/24/20

Dana Wharf: 1 minke whale, Patches (bottlenose dolphin)

Dolphin Safari: Patches (bottlenose dolphin)

Davey's Locker: No trips

East Meets West Excursions: No sightings

Newport Coastal Adventure: No sightings

5/23/20

Dana Wharf: 1 minke whale

Dolphin Safari: No sightings

Davey's Locker: No trips

East Meets West Excursions: No sightings

Newport Coastal Adventure: No sightings

5/22/20

Dana Wharf: No trips

Dolphin Safari: No sightings

Davey's Locker: No trips

East Meets West Excursions: No sightings

Newport Coastal Adventure: No sightings

5/21/20

Dana Wharf: No trips

Dolphin Safari: No sightings

Davey's Locker: No trips

East Meets West Excursions: No trips

Newport Coastal Adventure: No sightings

5/20/20

Dana Wharf: No trips

Dolphin Safari: No sightings

Davey's Locker: No trips

East Meets West Excursions: No trips

Newport Coastal Adventure: No sightings

5/19/20

Did not obtain accurate info

5/18/20

Poor weather

5/17/20

Dana Wharf: 1 humpback whale

Davey's Locker: No trips

Dolphin Safari: 1 humpback whale, 1 minke whale

East Meets West Excursions: No sightings

Newport Coastal Adventure: 1 humpback whale

5/16/20

Dana Wharf: No trips

Davey's Locker: No trips

Dolphin Safari: 2 minke whales

East Meets West Excursions: 2 minke whales

Newport Coastal Adventure: 3 minke whales

5/15/20

Dana Wharf: No trips

Davey's Locker: No trips

Dolphin Safari: No trips

East Meets West Excursions: No trips

Newport Coastal Adventure: No sightings

5/14/20

Dana Wharf: No trips

Davey's Locker: No trips

Dolphin Safari: No trips

East Meets West Excursions: No sightings

Newport Coastal Adventure: No sightings

5/13/20

Dana Wharf: No trips

Davey's Locker: No trips

Dolphin Safari: No trips

East Meets West Excursions: No trips

Newport Coastal Adventure: No sightings

5/12/20

Dana Wharf: No trips

Davey's Locker: No trips

Dolphin Safari: No trips

East Meets West Excursions: No trips

Newport Coastal Adventure: No sightings

5/11/20

Dana Wharf: No trips

Davey's Locker: No trips

Dolphin Safari: No trips

East Meets West Excursions: No sightings

Newport Coastal Adventure: 1 humpback whale, 1 minke whale

5/10/20

Dana Wharf: No trips

Davey's Locker: No trips

Dolphin Safari: No trips

East Meets West Excursions: 1 humpback whale

Newport Coastal Adventure: 3 humpback whales, 2 minke whales, 1 blue whale