• Location: San Diego, California
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 85.00 View price calendar

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This three-hour eco-friendly cruise will introduce you to dolphins, sea lions, pelagic sea birds and migrating whales. With no more than 6 passengers per cruise, you'll enjoy a personalized, intimate cruise on the waters of San Diego.


  • Sailboat cruise in San Diego
  • Get up close and personal with dolphins, sea lions, pelagic sea birds and migrating whales
  • Three-hour eco-friendly cruise through the waters of San Diego
  • Onboard trained naturalist will be able to answer all your questions about the whales and the other animals

What You Can Expect

San Diego Whale Watching Sailboat Cruise

San Diego Whale Watching

On board your 40-foot Catalina or a 40-foot Jeanneau, your captain will keep his or her eyes peeled for not only whales, but also dolphins, porpoises, sea lions, and pelagic sea birds in their natural habitat. A trained naturalist will share knowledge about the whales and other marine animals you may spot on your cruise, which also features included drinks and snacks. You will have complimentary use of binoculars, sunscreen, gear if the weather turns chilly, and literature about the whales.

Customer Reviews

kathy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Had a beautiful afternoon out on the water watching an amazing array of wildlife. We got to see many whales along with two types of porpoises and sea lions. There were also a number of types of birds including great blue herons and cormorants. Captain Sean ran a tight ship with safety first and made the afternoon a memorable one. We had a wonderful time and would go again on our next visit.
Thanks Sean for making our day so much fun.

Marie-Anne S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my outing with Capt. Greg and 5 other passengers. The sea turned choppy and the fog enveloped us once we got further away from shore, but the boat was equipped with jackets in various sizes as well as blankets, so we could stay on deck if we wished to. Greg asked whether he could prolong the cruise for another half hour as the weather cleared late, and he really wanted to show us a couple of whales. We eventually spotted spouts and saw the back of a young whale. Greg offered all kinds of information about whales, boats and the military presence in San Diego. I will gladly do this again with the same company on future trips to San Diego.

H Carl B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

We had a great time, despite the fact that we saw no whales or dolphins. Our main desire was to take a trip to see whales and dolphins as advertised but we didn't realize until we actually boarded the boat that the watching season was past and we most likely wouldn't see any. We wish the advertisement was more up front with that. If advertised as a sailboat ride, we still would have gone.

The trip was very nice though and Happy Captain Greg was a great and fun guide. The accommodations were great and just a nice experience overall. The scenery was beautiful and Captain Greg was very knowledgeable on the sights and the area. We would recommend this to anyone.

Martin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Fantastic! We had a great sailor/tour guide, a cozy boat, good company, and lots of whale sightings. Highly recommended!

Zuzana Balzerova Czechia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The sailing was great! Didn't see any whales but just going out was a great experience and with a small intimate group. I highly recommend this tour.

Imrana Faizi F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

The tour was amazing. Captain Kavin was very knowledgeabel and friendly. We did see 3 whales at the end of the trip.

Bruno D

4 star rating: Recommended February 2015

The whale trip was pretty exciting, my lady and i had fun, she didnt even whant to go home any more. Besides that on the other side theres a military base and its only 5$ for a car load of people, that was pretty cool as well. Overall though, it was worth it.

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