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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise

San Diego Whale Watching Cruise

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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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Whale Watching Cruise Guided by experts from Birch Aquarium

Whale Watching Cruise Guided by experts from Birch Aquarium

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Go on a whale-watching expedition in San Diego on this 4-hour cruise guided by Birch Aquarium experts. Get the scoop from a guide who studies the migratory patterns of grey whales as you keep a lookout for whales in the water. Board a 2-story yacht that gives you 360-degree views of the ocean. Plus, you're guaranteed to see whales or you get to ride again for free.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside

Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside

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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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Half-Day Deep-Sea Fishing Cruise from San Diego

Half-Day Deep-Sea Fishing Cruise from San Diego

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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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Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise

Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise

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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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Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach

Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach

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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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Luxury Catamaran Sailing Charter

Luxury Catamaran Sailing Charter

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The Malarky is a 47' Luxury Catamaran, the largest in Mission Bay. Our on-board Captain and Crew will assist you with any needs while you enjoy adventuring Mission Bay, and the Southern California Coastline. Port LoungeIndoors or outdoors the Malarky has plenty of space to entertain and dine. The indoor dining area is located on the port side, surrounded by comfortable lounge cushions, beautiful wood work, large windows, allowing you to dine in style.Starboard LoungeRelax in the spacious lounge area located inside the cabin on the starboard side. Enjoy the beautiful craftsmanship, comfortable lounge cushions, coffee table, inviting window light, calling you to slow down and relax in style.Aft DeckEntertain outside with a view and the cool sea air. The aft dining area offers plenty of comfortable shaded seating with a large table.State RoomsEquipped with 4 modern decorated State Rooms with flat screen televisions in each - with restrooms on both sides of the boat.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
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  • 2 to 8 hours
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Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey

Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey

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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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San Diego Winter Whale Watching Expedition Cruise

San Diego Winter Whale Watching Expedition Cruise

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San Diego provides the perfect launching point for a whale-watching tour in California. Cruise on the Pacific Ocean in a sturdy boat with a professional crew, looking for gray whales as they migrate along the coast of North America. Dolphins, seals and seabirds are often spotted during this whale-watching tour and the crew provides informative commentary about the marine animals and environment. Bonus: if the crew does not find any whales during your cruise, you receive a complimentary ticket for another trip.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Gray Whale Watching Tour

Gray Whale Watching Tour

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Nature enthusiasts shouldn't miss the opportunity to see the majestic gray whale in its natural habitat, off the coast of San Francisco. On this half-day tour from Pier 39, cruise toward the chilly Pacific waters—or around San Francisco Bay—to spot migrating whales feasting on the plentiful anchovy. After a few hours on the water, return by early afternoon, so you can make the most of your day on the waterfront.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Family Whale & Dolphin Adventures!!

Private Family Whale & Dolphin Adventures!!

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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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Catalina Island Day Trip from Anaheim with Optional Upgrades

Catalina Island Day Trip from Anaheim with Optional Upgrades

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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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San Diego Whale Watching Tour

San Diego Whale Watching Tour

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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. Climb aboard your U.S. Coast Guard-certified vessel, complete with indoor and outdoor seating and a spacious galley, as you search for these beautiful marine mammals as they migrate between the Baja Peninsula and the Bering Strait. With any luck you’ll catch a few sightings of these gentle giants, plus a wide variety of other sea creatures.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point

Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point

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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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La Jolla Whale Watching Kayak Adventure

La Jolla Whale Watching Kayak Adventure

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Go whale-watching by kayak from La Jolla Shores on a 3-hour active tour with an experienced naturalist guide. From December to March, gray whales migrate past San Diego while making their way between Alaska and Mexico. Hope to see the magnificent wild mammals on this kayak tour led by an expert guide, who also points out other marine life such as dolphins, sea lions, seals, pelicans, leopard sharks and more. This fun and active tour does not require previous experience, and all kayak gear and instruction is included.
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  • 3 hours
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San Diego Whale Watching Sailboat Cruise

San Diego Whale Watching Sailboat Cruise

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Set sail on this marine life tour and embrace the opportunity to spot dolphins, sea lions, pelagic sea birds and migrating whales on this eco-friendly cruise on a 40-foot sailboat. With no more than 6 passengers per cruise, enjoy a personalized, intimate cruise off the coast of San Diego.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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San Francisco Golden Gate Whale-Watching Tour

San Francisco Golden Gate Whale-Watching Tour

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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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Morning Whale Watching Safari

Morning Whale Watching Safari

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Specializing in Whale watching and Great White Shark tours from the Santa Cruz California harbor, you will not find a more intimate or personalized tour anywhere! We pride ourselves in limiting our passenger loads to 30 and with our Captains and Marine Biologists on board that are easily accessible, your every need will be quickly taken care of. Additionally with our limited loads you will always have the best seat in the house~No two or three rows deep of people vying for the same view. As we venture out into the Monterey Bay Sanctuary you will be able to stroll freely throughout the vessel while experiencing some of the best marine viewing anywhere in the world. Our 50' pilothouse is meticulously maintained, U.S.C.G certified and fully insured. We are inspected annually and have the most up to date safety equipment. Our past guests have praised us as the best whale watching tour of the Monterey Bay, come experience what they're talking about!!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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High Speed Zodiac Whale Watching Safari from Dana Point

High Speed Zodiac Whale Watching Safari from Dana Point

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The ocean near Dana Point provides the perfect spot for catching sight of all kinds of whales and dolphins, and this whale-watching cruise combines an intimate experience limited to 12 people aboard an RHIB. Your guide, a marine naturalist, knows the best times and areas to spot wildlife, and also provides facts and commentary as you cruise.
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  • 2 hours
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Dolphin and Whale Watching Sunset Cruise

Dolphin and Whale Watching Sunset Cruise

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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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Private Whale Watching Tour

Private Whale Watching Tour

This tour gives you the freedom to walk around the boat as you please, and not have to worry about going out with random strangers.
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  • 3 hours
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3-Hour Monterey Bay Winter Whale-Watching Tour in California

3-Hour Monterey Bay Winter Whale-Watching Tour in California

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Look for whales during a boat tour from Monterey, the premier destination in northern California for winter whale watching. Learn about the majestic animals from a marine biologist or naturalist guide who shares detailed commentary about the whales, dolphins, sea lions, sea birds, and natural history of the region.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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San Francisco Bay Adventure Sightseeing Boat Cruise

San Francisco Bay Adventure Sightseeing Boat Cruise

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See San Francisco’s top attractions from the water on this 1.5-hour tour by rigid inflatable boat. Your guide will provide gear to keep you dry and warm as you take off from Pier 39. Pass the infamous prison of Alcatraz, Coit Tower, the Presidio and glide under the Golden Gate Bridge while your captain provides insightful narration. Numbers are limited to 12 people to keep this small-group tour as intimate as possible.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Dana Point Whale Watching and Dolphin Watching Eco-Safari

Dana Point Whale Watching and Dolphin Watching Eco-Safari

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Ride along the open water in a catamaran as you keep your eyes peeled for whales, dolphins, and other sea creatures on this whale and dolphin watching eco-safari. From Dana Point, cruise as your captain takes you to some of the area’s best places to spot out different kinds of whales and dolphins. An onboard naturalist also provides ongoing commentary the whole way to keep you educated and in the know about these sea creatures and their natural habitat.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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