California State Park Rangers lead 2 1/2 -hour boat trips into the Pacific on a search for gray whales at Malibu Pier Whale Watching Excursions. The noble creatures are in the midst of their annual trip between Mexico and the northern Arctic seas. You could also catch a glimpse of dolphins, sea lions, pelicans and other marine life. Malibu Pier, 23000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sat. and Sun. $30-$45. (310) 456-8031. www.malibupier.com.