Whales are the the main attraction for sailing trips during the winter months here in San Diego, but there are many creatures that are highly visible all-year long. In our harbor, we have sea lions, pelicans, cormorants, and, if we're lucky, we'll see a dolphin or two.
My personal favorites are the sea lions. We can often find them on the buoys around the bay and on the bait docks towards the entrance of the harbor. Fun fact: Sea lions will use their hind flippers to steer and their front flippers to swim. Here's our latest photo: