Morro Bay California is an incredible place to watch the Central Coast population of humpback whales in their summertime feeding grounds. There are many 2 - 3 hour whale watching cruises and tours available in Morro Bay. Cruises can travel up the coast past Cayucos to Cambria CA and San Simeon or down past Los Osos to port San Luis Obispo and Avila Beach.
Abundant wildlife can be seen on the California Central Coast including sea otters, sea lions, abundant fish and birds such as pelicans, frigates, gulls, peregrine falcons, herons, and ospreys. In the waters in and around Morro Bay can be seen in their seasons; humpback whales, grey whales, porpoises, killer whales, minke whales, fin whales, dolphins, orcas, and blue whales.
Whales spouting and breaching the waters of Morro Bay and all along the Central Coast is anticipated by locals and tourists alike.
- Sea Life Studies
You can take a scenic boat tour of the Bay or a whale watching excursion that becomes a learning experience. Learn the history and descriptions by a qualified docent form the Natural History Museum on a open-ocean boat from Virg's landing, operated by the finest professional captains and deck hands.
Virg's landing also offers fishing trips. The Central Coast has been called a fish trap and the abundant wildlife here is highly apparent.
Virg's Landing Sportfishing - 215 Embarcadero - Morro Bay, CA 93442-2041 - (805) 772-1222
- Morro Bay Charters
Join the USCG licensed captain for an adventure aboard the 32 foot, 26 passenger U.S. Coast Guard certified, power catamaran, Dos Osos. The catamaran is an open boat with an unobstructed view, but the weather it can get cold in Morro Bay so dress warmly. Catamarans have a stable feel, so people tend not to get seasick. However, it is the ocean and it can sometimes get rough.
Trips generally depart at 10:30 a.m. in June, July, August and September with afternoon trips schedualed weather permitting.
Marina Square - 699 Embarcadero #9 - Morro Bay, CA 93442 - (805) 772-9463
Kayak tours are also available in Morro Bay to cruise the Morro Bay harbor and into the Los Osos estuary.
- Kayak Horizons
Offering kayak rentals, instruction, paddling gear and tours in Morro Bay's national estuary and bird sanctuary. Kayak rentals include all the gear you need as well as free instruction for beginners. Single or tandem kayaks, touring or recreational from Necky and Old Town, representing the finest selection in rental paddlecraft available today.
Kayak Horizons - 551 Embarcadero, Morro By, CA 93442 - (805) 772-6444