You’re invited to become a member of our crew on the morning of Sunday, May 5th to search for the mightiest of aquatic species - the whale! May is a wonderful season for whale-watching, with high hopes of spotting humpbacks, gray whales, dolphins, and orcas. Captain Mike Sacke will safely guide us through the waters of the Monterey Bay and a long time Sierra Club friend and a marine biologist, Dorris Welch, will talk about the any wildlife we encounter.
Our whale-watch cruise is being organized as a fundraiser for the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter’s 80th Anniversary and all proceeds will benefit our work to protect the environment.
Early birds special at $55, payable by April 21th.
Photo Credit: Sanctuary Cruises/Eric Mailander.
How to get to Moss Landing Harbour
To get to Moss Landing Harbour take Highway 1 southbound from Santa Cruz or northbound from Monterey and go until you are just about a block south of the natural gas-powered power plant at Moss Landing. It has two tall smokestacks that are visible for miles from every direction.The Whole Enchilada Restaurant is on the water side of the highway.
Turn toward the water just north of the restaurant onto Moss Landing Road and go 1 block. Take a right onto Sandholdt Road. KOA Express RV Park is to the right. Pass it and take the next right, into the harbor. (You'll see a bridge ahead but won't cross it.) There is a small Sanctuary Cruises sign at the entrance to the harbor.
We will meet you at 9:30 at "A" Dock, the first dock on the left after you enter the harbor parking lot gate. Please don't block the gate.
How to dress
Wear warm clothes and dress in layers. A waterproof jacket is helpful, but not necessary. You may also want to bring toasty gloves and a warm scarf. Wear closed flat-soled shoes with a good traction and securely laced. Bring your hat, sunglasses with a keeper cord if you have one and plenty of sunscreen. Do not forget your camera, especially one with a good telephoto lens.
If you’re afraid of seasickness spoiling your cruise take over-the- counter drugs like Bonine or Dramamine the night before and morning of the cruise. Although the instructions say take the medication one half hour before departure, we find it's best to take it the night before the cruise and again the next morning. Some people take half the dosage in the morning, after the full dose the night before.
Relief bands, only devices we know of that can stop seasickness once it's started, will also be availabe for rent ($7.00 a cruise). They're FDA approved for use with pregnant women and chemotherapy patients and approved for over-the-counter use to prevent all forms of travel sickness.