San Diego, California

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Overview

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.
  • 4-hour whale-watching cruise in San Diego
  • Cruise along the water, and keep your eyes peeled for whales in their natural habitat
  • Learn all about the migration patterns of grey whales from Birch Aquarium experts
  • Enjoy an onboard snack bar and free Wi-Fi
  • It’s recommended to dress in layers to suit the weather
Meet at Broadway Pier at least 30 minutes before your departure time for this 4-hour whale-watching cruise in San Diego. Your cruise takes off at 9am.

After boarding, pick a spot on the 2-story yacht either on the main level or upper sundeck. It’s recommended to dress in layers, so you won’t get cold out on the water. The yacht is equipped with free Wi-Fi, a snack bar, and multiple restrooms for convenience.

During your time on the water, your guide tells you interesting facts about the whales, their migratory patterns, their ocean habitat, and other species that call the ocean home. Keep your eyes peeled for grey whales. You might just see a quick glance of them popping up from the water, but in many cases, you’ll see them jump up and make a huge splash.

After your cruise is over, make your way off the yacht. The rest of the day is in your hands.

Itinerary

Each whale watching excursion is slightly unique. This excursion follows the whales' migration path to bring you up close for the best sighting spots, which change every day. In the beginning of the season, the southbound whales swim closer to the coast, so the maximum distance is about 3-5 miles. Toward the end of the season, when the northbound whales swim further out, we can cruise up to 9-12 miles off the coast.

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, Feb 2018

The ship was clean and the crew very friendly. We did see some whales as promised but were disappointed that the type of whales that migrate at this time of year are not the type that breech as shown in the advertisement, and we did not know that, however it was a beautiful day on the water and we saw some sea lions and dolphins in there natural environment.

K
, Apr 2017

A fanatastic experience. The guides and volunteers on board are friendly, and circulate all the time chatting and assisting passenger, as did crew members who were rally kind to the children who were finding the motion sickness difficult- it wasn't a rough journey by any means. We saw a variety of sea life - dolphins, tuna and some whales just before returning to harbour. A great half day visit and relatively inexpensive for what is on offer. I would definitely go again. - take loads of sunscreen though!

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, Jan 2017

We did see a few whales and the boat was clean. Crew was nice. It was great to have the commentators from Birch aquarium.


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