Moñtana de Oro State Park
Humpback tail fluke, courtesy of Erin Falcone
Visiting a Whale Trail site is an exciting experience! We recommend bringing the following items to make your visit more enjoyable and to be prepared for the wait and elements. Also, be sure to check out the California State specific links below to get the most out of your adventure.
- A pair of waterproof binoculars
- Rain jacket
- Plenty of water
- Food, ideally a picnic!
- Something to read
- A camera
- A map of the area due to the lack of cell coverage
We’ve put together a nifty viewing guide to help you get the most of your Whale Trail experience. Click below to learn when and where to see marine mammals, how to view from the shore, and how shore based watching is the most responsible way to see marine mammals.
Brush up on your whale wise skills by clicking on the link below. You can dig into the federal laws protecting marine mammals, find helpful shore based watching tips, and report violators or suspicious activities. Be Whale Wise is a handy site to know and remember.