If you plan on boarding a whale watching excursion, consider the Oceanic Society Cruise led by expert naturalists. Their whale watching boats give the viewer a unique look-out point from which to spot the incredible migration of the magnificent gray whale. Their trip rounds out at 12,000 miles between their Artic feeding grounds and Baja, California breeding grounds. For more information, click here.
For a more land based whale watching experience, there have been frequent sightings from the bluffs along the coast form Bodega Bay to Fort Ross, and along the mouth of the Russian River at Goat Rock State Beach. January through March are typical months for sightings.