• Location: San Diego, California
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $24.00

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Get up close and personal with California’s majestic Pacific Gray Whales during this 3-hour whale-watching excursion from San Diego.

Highlights

  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Family friendly
  • Choice of seating available
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
San Diego has become a global destination for visitors to observe one of the longest migrations on our planet, that of the Pacific Gray Whale. Each year, thousands of these gentle giants pass right offshore as they head south to the calving lagoons of Baja Mexico and then back North returning to their traditional feeding grounds in the Bering Sea. Marine Sanctuaries established along the seacoast provide a haven for a diversity of wildlife, all of which are commonly observed. Interpretation is provided by the team of experienced captains with decades of time on the water identifying wildlife of the region.

The fleet of whale watching vessels are U.S. Coast Guard Certified and built for the open sea. Full walk around decks put you right in the open providing an unparalleled experience in terms of observation. Spacious and comfortable, our vessels offer both indoor and outside seating as well as full service galleys. When you choose to watch whales from San Diego, trust these sea-savvy pioneers celebrating more than 50 years of whale watching adventures.

Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
San Diego, CA
Departure Time:
  • 10am on Monday-Thursday
  • 9am, 10am and 1:30pm on Friday-Sunday
Duration:
3 hours (approx.)

Pricing information

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Weekday Whale Watching 10AM
Code: TG1

Pristine waters, brilliant sunshine, and amazing whales. Enjoy it all from a spacious, comfortable vessel boasting outdoor and indoor seating and stocked with food and beverage service.

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USD $24.00
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Weekend Whale Watching 9AM
Code: TG2

Pristine waters, brilliant sunshine, and amazing whales. Enjoy it all from a spacious, comfortable vessel boasting outdoor and indoor seating and stocked with food and beverage service.

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USD $48.00
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Weekend Whale Watching 1:30PM
Code: TG3

Pristine waters, brilliant sunshine, and amazing whales. Enjoy it all from a spacious, comfortable vessel boasting outdoor and indoor seating and stocked with food and beverage service.

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USD $48.00
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Weekend Whale Watching 10am
Code: TG4

Pristine waters, brilliant sunshine, and amazing whales. Enjoy it all from a spacious, comfortable vessel boasting outdoor and indoor seating and stocked with food and beverage service.

From
USD $48.00
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San Diego Whale Watching Tour

Pacific Gray Whale

Inclusions:
  • Landing and facility fees
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please dress appropriately for weather
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
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Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Kaitlyn F, February 2017

The tour was exactly as stated. 3 hours and we saw many whales and dolphins. Definitely a fun experience! Only thing is the boat did not have a lot of seats, which didn and #39;t matter much when you and #39;re out there.

Reviewed by: hobbit, March 2016

I think it would have been an advantage to be in a taller boat because of the restrictions as to how close you can be to them. It was difficult to get a good view at the deck level. We did see a few spouts in the distance and a little bit of their backs.The crew were all very nice and the boat was very clean including the restrooms. All in all it was a beautiful day to spend 3 hrs. on the water.I was surprised not to see any dolphins playing in the wake.