4.5 star rating: Recommended 41 Reviews

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  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the San Diego Whale Watching Expedition Cruise. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Spectacular sights of whales on their way to the warm waters of Mexico for breeding. Never expected to see so many!! Great excursion! !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

Every thing was expectacular, the tour started on time, they were so kind and the capitan made all what was under his hands so we can saw lot of whales and also dolphines. Also the explanetion was great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

We were at the end of the season, and didn't see any whales, so we were given a "Whalecheck" (good for another cruise). We went again the next day and we were privledged to see a Blue Whale. Great staff. Great boat. Great tour. Had a blast (both days). Looking forward to our next whale adventure.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

Fantastic! We were lucky and picked the perfect day for weather and whale watching. We saw hundreds of dolphins swimming along the boat and then 2 humpback whales - the boat was extremely silent. It was an experience we will never forget!

Ron
Netherlands

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

Well organized. We saw 6 Grey Whales, and more then a 100 dolphins.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2012

We had an amazing time and will highly recommend to others.

Tobbie
Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2012

Excellent tour. We were fortunate and we saw five or six sightings.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2012

Great trip! Well organized, getting to and onto the boat was very easy. Parking is a little tight near the dock but we parked at the USS Midway (paid for 4 hrs) and made it back just in time. We were lucky and saw several whales on our trip, but even if that hadn't happened, we still would have enjoyed it. The captain was entertaining and informative, the ship was comfortable, and the views were outstanding. I highly recommend this trip - even if the whales don't cooperate, it's a great time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2011

Our Captain was excellent! What a wonderful morning to watch any number of whales, and a dolphin pod numbering in the hundreds. We were most fortunate. Thank you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2011

Fantastic every things

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2011

AWESOME!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2010

I loved it! The captain and crew were great, and the whales were magnificent. The only thing that I did not like was the captain petitioning for tips at the end of the trip. Overall, I am very satisfied.

John C
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2010

An excellent afternoon out!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2009

Loved every minute of it. Saw whales, had fun and would definitely do it again. Thanks for a good time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2009

We were lucky enough to find 2 huge humpback whales and spent almost 2 hours floating near them. It's important to note that not all tours see whales. They told us that the morning sightseeing tour that day did not locate any.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

You have to be patient and wait for the whales to surface. They can hold their breath any where from 3-10 minutes. The best part of the trip was at the end when we seen a mega pod of dolphins! Absolutely incredible!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

Was very organized and on time. Recommend it to everyone. Thanks for the experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2007

The tour was wonderful and exciting. The only negative thing I have to say is regarding the online booking process. There is no phone number in case of cancellations or changing booking. Going through support is very frustrating since there is a day delay for responses.

Note from Viator: You can speak with a Viator booking agent on the phone. In the USA you can call (866) 648-5873 toll free. Internationally you can call +1 (702) 648-5873.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2007

We had a wonderful time! Our grandchildren really loved it! Thank you for making it such an easy experience. We will use Viator in the future. We saw lots of whales and dolphins. Thank you again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2007

Had a great time and saw 5 whales including a baby one. Very informative.

Frank M
Germany

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2007

Excellent trip, excellent hosts.

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2015

Wonderful trip saw couple of fin whales even though not many whales seen the trip was great, beautiful day, ocean was calm with only a little swell. The crew members were friendly, information was relayed clearly and precise keeping us up to date all the time. Would not hesitate recommending this trip.

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2014

They make every effort to get you to a whale!

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2013

The tour was great, but getting to it was not. There was no information about parking at the box office and we nearly missed the boat because of inability to park the car. Please add parking location/s to the directions provided for getting to the boat.

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2012

THE MOTION SICKNESS WAS THE WORST PART, BUT BESIDES THAT THE WHALES CAN BE SEEN EVERYWHERE. THE CREW TOOK EXTRA TIME TO MAKE SURE WE SAW PLENTY OF VARITIES OF WHALES.

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