"Gray Whale Watching on Catalina Island
Every year between 20,000 and 25,000 Gray Whales migrate from Alaska to Mexico to warmer breeding grounds from late December. The Gray Whales return back to Alaska from January to March
which is the peak whale watching season on Catalina Island. Watch this event unfold at Catalina Ocean Rafting web."
It looks like you could whale watch. Remember seeing whales is not a certainty so book at your own risk.