+Jon Meissner this is the mid point of their season. They go south in December-February, hanging out near Baja California, then head back north March-May. This is the first northbound one I've seen this year.
Whales and dolphins from Saturday! Also saw some big 4-6ft swell, which had little effect on my boat, thanks to the long period, but made for some massive waves at the beach. But out at sea, the swell is 3 football fields long, so the slope is gradual. It only builds up to breaking surf in shallow water. More at http://www.brianorca.com/brianweb/QueryImages?date=2014-1
All the November dolphins could not fit in just one video! here's part 2! This was all off the coast of San Pedro, where I saw both common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins. I saw more bottlenose dolphins in just one November day than I've seen all year, and they must be sticking around because I saw even more a few weeks later.
I've taken their whale watch trip several times. There is always something to see, just about any time of the year. They use a smaller boat than most other tour operators, so you don't get that "cattle boat" effect, and you are closer to the water.