I haven't had the best luck when it comes to seeing whales. In 2008, I was whale watching just on the coast of Oregon but the water was too choppy to see the gray whales that were probably there. In 2009, I was on a whale watching tour that had 99% success that year. We were the unfortunate 1% that didn't see whales. Last year on the plane back from the Galapagos Islands, I was sitting next to a lady who was on the same itinerary as us-just on a different boat. She asked if we saw the whale that was next to our boat the night before. We didn't but they did. Anyway, this past weekend Kelli and I went whale watching in Virginia Beach. This year has been the best year the aquarium sponsored tour has had in almost ten years. I was nervous about seeing them, but my luck turned this weekend. We saw at least 4 (and maybe 6) humpback whales. They were just as neat as I thought they would be.