There is something to be said about watching a whale swim around in their natural habitat. There is also something to be said about watching that same 40 foot whale while paddling up right next to it in an 8 foot kayak! Awesome, amazing, impressive, and humbling are words that suffice. Imagine paddling out into the Pacific Ocean further then you even thought a kayak could go. The wind is calm, the waves are flat. The small tour group pauses in effort to catch a breath. The sun is out, and the only sound for miles is a pelican diving into the sea. Then, without any warning at all, a giant fountain of mist shoots from the horizon, just yards from the nearest kayak. This is a Grey Whale surfacing up like a small navy submarine.
Whale sightings are cool no matter where you are. They can be seen from land, in a tank at Sea World, or from the port side of a very large and loud motor boat. However, actually spotting a whale while cruising in a kayak is one experience of a lifetime.