TUG Review Crew: Veteran
- Oct 22, 2008
- Reaction score
- Los Angeles
- Resorts Owned
Hyatt High Sierra and Highland Inn
Disney’s Grand Californian and Hilton Head Island
Marriott Barony Beach and Mountainside
Sheraton Broadway Plantation
We are sailing today from Marina del Rey (Los Angeles) to Catalina Island. It is a beautiful day.
We just had a great encounter- a small pod, maybe 15 individuals, of what we are pretty sure are Rizzo's dolphin. We are out on the water a lot, but have only encountered these guys once before. I know the picture is boring but these dolphin are a sight to see- they look like miniature pilot whales, about 15 feet long. The young ones are dark, but the older ones become mottled grey and then turn white. So when you see a pod of Rizzo's, it is a bit surreal, like you are sailing with a pod of Moby Dicks. Except the "great white whale" is not great, instead it is like spotting a group of "wee white whales."
Everyone have a great holiday weekend!