5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Reviews

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  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
Jump on board the world-famous America sailing schooner for a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching experience. The only whale-watching sailing trip in San Diego, a cruise on America is the environmentally-friendly and most personal wildlife experience in town. Complete your nautical day with a visit to San Diego Maritime Museum any time you like.

Highlights

  • 4-hour cruise on Dennis Conner's America off the Californian coast
  • Whale sighting and 'No Seasickness' guarantee!
  • Spot whales and dolphins frolicking in the Pacific Ocean on their annual migration
  • Visit San Diego Maritime Museum any time before or after your sailing adventure
  • The America is the only sailing yacht offering whale-watching cruises in San Diego

What You Can Expect

San Diego Whale Watching Cruise and Maritime Museum Entry

San Diego Whale Watching Cruise and Maritime Museum Entry

Whale sightings are guaranteed on your San Diego Whale Watching Cruise. If no whales are sighted on your cruise, you will be welcomed back free of charge on another day the same season.

When boarding the 139ft luxury sailing schooner America you'll be taking a step back into history. Sailing's prestigious America's Cup is named after the vessel which raced from 1851 - 1945. Receiving a $6 million rebuild in 1995, the luxury schooner owned by Dennis Conner is now ready for you to get on board for a relaxing half-day cruise.

With the wind in the sails you'll cruise effortlessly on the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego in search of migrating gray whales and playful pods of dolphins. With no noisy diesel engine, the boat can get up close to the marine wildlife giving you unbeatable photo opportunities. With low sweeping decks offering fantastic uninterrupted views and a deep keel for stability, the America offers whale-watching at its best.

Snacks and drinks (non-alcoholic) are offered during the cruise, however you are welcome to bring along a picnic lunch or favorite bottle of wine to enjoy on the expansive decks.

In addition to whale sighting guarantee, the America gives a unique 'No Seasickness' guarantee. Should seasickness spoil your day the crew will invite you back to sail free of charge on another day, or issue you with a gift certificate for lunch at the famous San Diego Fish Market. With no diesel engine fumes and a gentle sailing pace, the crew are confident this cruise will be gentle on your stomach.

To complete this great value for money package, you get admission to San Diego Maritime Museum. The museum has one of the world's finest collections of historic ships, including the world's oldest active ship Star of India. You can visit San Diego Maritime Museum before or after the cruise, the choice is yours (must be on the same day as your cruise).

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

very informed crew, saw quite a few whales, overall a great day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This trip a must for locals and tourists. We live in the area and have whale watched before, but this boat and crew made the experience spectacular. We saw a lot of whales and one of the crew shared history and pointed out things about the history of San Diego and the US Navy sites that we had never heard before. This is a must for something different and a good relaxing informative experience.

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