It’s whale watching season again on the San Mateo County coast. Here are some popular venues.
Huck Finn Sportfishing 650-726-7133
Huck Finn Sportfishing is located at Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay. The California gray whales make a journey from their summer home in Alaska to the winter birthing areas in Baja. Seasonal trips are offered December to April. Other natural history and marine life cruises are available on request. A wide variety of marine life is abundant, including porpoise, humpback whales, tufted puffins, sea otters and albatross. Fishing trips are available, seasonally, targeting king salmon, rockfish and lingcod, and albacore.
Huli Cat Sportfishing/Party 650-726-2926
December through May, experience the gray whale migration. May through October, see humpback whales, blue whales, pilot whales, killer whales, dolphins and porpoise. Salmon fishing takes place from late March to early November. Rockfish varies from year round to July through November, depending on regulation. Albacore and blue fin tuna are offshore mid July through October. Take a trip offshore bird watching.
Riptide Sportfishing 650-728-8433
Eco touring, whale watching and fishing are year round activities aboard the RIPTIDE. Riptide offers customized half and full day tours for whale watching nature trips and to observe surfers off Mavericks. Humpback whales are seen in this area year-round and during the spring through fall, blue whales are sighted.