My first "official" cruise was a HUGE success! I picked a picture perfect San Diego winter day to be on the ocean- in search of the Grays!
The MORNING cruise resulted in 5 Adult gray whales and ~100 Common Dolphins. The AFTERNOON cruise... with a sold out boat (+300 passengers) and only 2 volunteers (!)- even with all the talking with the kids and adults I managed to enjoy the sunshine. Oh- and the whales --- ALOT of them! 10 in total. At one point there were 6 traveling together- showing their flukes over and over again. What a show they put on for us.
Toward the end of the cruise a passenger asked me about the dolphins ---and no sooner did I say 'it's not too late' that the dolphins were swimming toward us! About 200 Common dolphins joined us; riding the bow of the boat - which resulted in many smiles on the boat.