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Dolphin & Whale Watching

San Diego Whale Watching Cruise

Go whale watching from San Diego aboard a replica of a historic sailing schooner that won the world’s first America’s Cup sailing competition in 1851. Throughout your cruise, your expert guide shares informative commentary about gray whales, dolphins, and other marine animals, along with details about the US Navy sites you pass as you head out on the Pacific Ocean.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

San Francisco Golden Gate Whale-Watching Tour

Go whale watching in San Francisco on this 2.5-hour cruise that departs from Pier 39. On an eco-friendly catamaran, glide through San Francisco Bay and under the Golden Gate Bridge to reach the open Pacific, where you’ll keep your eyes peeled for humpback and gray whales, as well as marine life like dolphins and seals. Learn about the history and geology of the area from an onboard naturalist, and admire the rugged California coast.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey

Look for whales as they migrate through the waters of the Pacific Ocean off of California on this half-day whale watching cruise from Monterey. Your naturalist guide shares commentary about the whales and their habitat as you search for gray whales (most common), humpback and blue whales, and other marine life such as dolphins and sea lions during your cruise. Get tips for great photo ops and learn all about the mighty creatures at one of California's most famous whale-watching destinations.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Half-Day Deep-Sea Fishing Cruise from San Diego

Take a break from the busy streets of San Diego and try your hand at deep-sea fishing on this half-day cruise. Head to a Pacific Ocean spot known for its game fish – sand bass, bonito, yellowtail and more – and try your hand at angling. Experienced anglers can jump right in; if you’re new to deepwater angling, the cruise’s crew will provide personalized coaching so that you’re hooking fish in no time.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Dolphin and Whale Watching Sunset Cruise

Top off a fantastic day in San Diego with this sunset cruise. This excursion takes you from Mission Bay out to where dolphins and whales are known to swim to give you the opportunity to see them in their natural California habitat. Sunset is the perfect backdrop for learning about the whales and dolphins that call the San Diego waters home.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach

Cruise off the coast of Orange County in search of whales on this 2.5-hour excursion from Newport Beach. Watch the rugged, beautiful scenery of the Pacific Coast glide by as you listen to interesting commentary from your crew about the native California marine life. Watch for blows and tail slaps; these signal that humpback, minke, grey, finback or giant blue whales are near. Dolphins and other marine life are also in abundance during this family-friendly, year-round whale watching tour.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Kayaking & Canoeing

La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour

Enjoy the sublime coastal scenery as you spot abundant marine life during this kayaking trip in La Jolla’s sea caves and ecological reserve. Paddle along with your expert naturalist guide as you observe the numerous species of birds, dolphins, sea lions and even orcas that inhabit the area. Also, kayak among the lush kelp beds that grow in the reserve and, if conditions permit, explore inside the sea caves that dot the area’s rocky coastline. This La Jolla caves trip includes all necessary equipment, a life jacket, guide, and optional wetsuit rental.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside

Set sail from Oceanside during a whale watching excursion led by a certified naturalist guide. Board a comfortable 50-foot (15-meter) catamaran with covered areas for seating and cruise along San Diego’s coastline to spot whales and other marine life, getting as close as possible without disturbing them. Plus, choose from multiple departures to easily fit this whale watching tour into your schedule.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point

Cruise the Pacific Ocean off Dana point with a 2-hour whale watching excursion aboard a comfortable 95’ vessel. Enjoy live narration from your experienced captain as you watch for whales, sea lions, dolphins and sharks, and learn about the stunning diversity of marine life that flocks to the California coast. Listen to the distinctive calls of seabirds from a seat on deck, or relax by a window in the fully-enclosed cabin where food and drink are available for purchase.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Cultural Tours

Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour

Take a memorable ride on the Thailand–Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway for the thousands of POWs and forced laborers who lost their lives building it during World War II. On this day trip from Bangkok, you’ll visit the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and the Jeath War Museum, and hear moving war stories from your guide. Then ride a long-tailed speedboat down the River Kwai where you’ll have a view of the famous bridge.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise

Watch for whales and dolphins off Newport Beach aboard a double-decker catamaran with bow seating and 360-degree views. A diverse array of marine wildlife thrives in the protected area just outside Newport Bay, and you'll have the chance to see humpbacks, gray whales, finback whales, blue whales, seals, and several species of dolphins. The boat has a 96% success rate spotting whales or dolphins, making this a great way to explore California wildlife in a gorgeous natural environment.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Jet Boats & Speed Boats

San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure

Experience the thrill of driving your own speed boat during this tour of San Diego Harbor. Learn the basics of boating from your expert guide before following your guide's boat around the harbor, cruising past highlights such as the USS Midway, a US Navy submarine, Coronado Bridge, Seaport Village, the cruise ship terminal, the historic ship Star of India and San Diego Maritime Museum. Learn from your guide about these landmarks via the onboard two-way communications system and stop for photo ops on this exciting tour.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Sailing Trips

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Sunset Sailing Tour -->Private Sailboat for Small Group

Meet your skipper at H & M Landing on Shelter Island, a well-known area of San Diego where some of the best seafood restaurants are located. The captain will meet you there & walk you to the yacht "Green Flash" After a brief safety instruction, we'll set sail. Complimentary wine & fruit will await you (you are welcome to bring your own favorite food & drinks, too - no red wines please). We'll depart from America's Cup Harbor & cruise on San Diego Bay along Point Loma while enjoying the city’s magnificent skyline. You will enjoy a relaxing sail with a glass of good local wine & pleasant company along with a sense of unity with nature that comes with being under sail.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Day Cruises

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Private Family Whale & Dolphin Adventures!!

Get the best chance of seeing whales and dolphins on a private boat tour. Your party will have the run of the boat, including an enclosed cabin, an observation tower, and a restroom. Your experienced USCG-certified captain knows the best places to spot wildlife and will provide engaging commentary on the local marine ecosystem.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Snorkeling

La Jolla Cove and Cave Snorkel Tour

Swim with sea lions, sea cucumbers, and more on a 2-hour snorkeling excursion in La Jolla. Perfect for all experience levels, the tour is an ideal option for kids and adults alike. Using complimentary snorkel gear, explore underwater rock formations and caves. A guide is nearby at all times to navigate to the top locations and point out sea life.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

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Catalina Island Day Trip from Los Angeles with Optional Upgrades

Spend a day in paradise on this day trip to Catalina Island off the coast of Los Angeles. After a smooth 1-hour ferry ride to the island, you will have free time to explore the island, or select one of the upgrade options which include a zipline tour, an undersea adventure, a scenic tour of Avalon or an ocean runner adventure!
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Kayaking & Canoeing

Private Kayak Tour of Santa Barbara

This private Santa Barbara kayaking tour lets you explore the marine life and landmarks of Santa Barbara Harbor and the spectacular coastline on the ‘American Riviera’ along one of four different routes. Take in views of rugged shoreline cliffs and the Santa Ynez Mountains, and be on the lookout for dolphins and seals. This 1.5- to 2.5-hour tour is led by an experienced kayak guide who points out natural features and customizes the speed of the ride according to your skill level.
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  • Flexible
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Kayaking & Canoeing

Russian River Canoe Trip from Healdsburg

Enjoy a relaxing float down the Russian River on a full- or half-day canoe trip from Healdsburg. Climb aboard a sturdy, inflatable canoe and paddle downstream through the scenic landscapes of Northern California’s countryside, stopping to swim at a local beach along the way. Upgrade to include a delicious picnic lunch on the full-day tour, and feel free to bring along your canine companion on the half-day adventure. No canoeing experience is required, and all equipment is provided for a fun and family-friendly day on the water.
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Catalina Island Day Trip from Anaheim with Optional Upgrades

Spend the day exploring Catalina Island via zipline. During this full-day tour from Anaheim, ride a ferry to the quaint island. You also have the option to upgrade to a variety of different adventures to ensure your day in Avalon is packed full of fun! Round-trip transportation from select hotels in Anaheim is included.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Parasailing

South Lake Tahoe Parasailing

If you’re looking for a little summertime adventure on the water, a Lake Tahoe parasailing experience is the ideal way to enjoy the natural beauty of this alpine region. Fly high above the lake as you’re pulled behind a speedboat, taking in views of the mountains and clear blue water. When booking, you have three height options to choose from—200 feet, 350 feet or 500 feet (61, 107 or 152 meters).
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  • 8 minutes
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  • 8 minutes
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Kayaking & Canoeing

Historic Kayak Tour of Napa Valley

Experience the Napa Valley’s natural beauty and fascinating history on a fun and memorable kayak tour. With an informative local guide leading the way, hop in a comfortable and beginner-friendly kayak, and paddle down the valley’s waterways. Identify birds, see rare animal species, learn about the first people to settle the area, and see historic buildings damaged in the 2014 earthquake.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

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Epic Snorkel Tour: La Jolla Cove

We're proud to have an out-going team of seasoned guides who spend their lives around the ocean! We also offer quality dive gear and the use of wetsuits to keep you comfortable in our Pacific Ocean!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Cultural Tours

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Dana Point & Huntington Beach: Full Day Sea Kayak, Hike, Bike & Lunch

Combine two of our most popular Orange County tours and enjoy a day to remember exploring the best of Dana Point and Huntington Beach. Get an active start with a kayaking session and a scenic hike before getting immersed in surf culture at the surfing museum. Take a scenic cycle ride, try a local beer and enjoy a spectacular sunset and very traditional slice of Americana on the beach — toasting s’mores by the fire.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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San Diego: Patriot Jet Boat Thrill Ride

Enjoy gorgeous views on a 30-minute tour on an open-air jet boat. No two Patriot trips are the same, but this is not just a random joy ride through the bay. You will be taken past San Diego's most beautiful waterfront sights including: USS Midway Aircraft Carrier, North Island Naval Air Station, Coronado Bridge, Star of India and the iconic ships of the Maritime Museum, as well as the San Diego skyline. You may get wet, but ponchos are provided.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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