What’s not to like? Sunset, migrating gray whales and a circa 1875 lighthouse and station, all part of a special whale-watching sunset tour at the Piedras Blancas Light Station at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14.
Reservations are required.
Call 924-1807 for details and to reserve space for this once-a-year opportunity, weather permitting (and assuming the whales cooperate). Tour takers are to meet at 5:30 p.m. More information will be given when reservations are made.
The fee is $15 for adults.
According to Carole Adams, who coordinates volunteers at the light station, the special tour sells out quickly, but names will be taken for a backup list in case of cancellations.
Adams said the main gray whale herd passes Point Piedras Blancas in March on its migration to northern feeding grounds.
“The March migration does not include the mothers and calves,” she said. Those “remain in the lagoon areas of Baja for a month or two more” and swim past the point later in spring.