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Top Whale-Watching Destinations

Look! A puff of ocean spray! Few things are as thrilling as spotting the Earth’s largest mammal at the ocean's surface. Come aboard for a tour of North America’s top whale-watching destinations.

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Whale watching, Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego
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Photography by Randy McEoin, flickr

Cabrillo National Monument,
San Diego

Gray whales make the longest migration of any mammal on the planet -- and the western overlooks of Cabrillo National Monument are one of their pit stops. The peak time to see these massive 44-foot-long, 33-ton creatures is mid-January; they’re also visible from mid- to late December through March.

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