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San Diego: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise

1. San Diego: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise

San Diego is one of the best locations to watch whales year-round. Gray Whales migrate winter-spring from feeding grounds in Alaskan waters to calving lagoons in Baja California and back. In summer, the legendary Blue Whales, the largest animals on Earth, commonly feed off-shore of the San Diego coast. You may also spot Fin, Blue, Humpback, and Minke whales during the summer whale watching season. Additionally, you'll often see pods of Dolphins including Risso’s, Common, Pacific White-Sided, and Bottlenose Dolphins. Your captain will also highlight other wildlife such as Sea Lions, various fish like Mola Mola (Sunfish), and a variety of marine birds such as Herons, Terns, Pelicans, and Gulls.  View these extraordinary mammals in the wild on this spectacular cruise. The expert crew will help you locate these creatures and additional marine wildlife, such as dolphins and sea lions. Learn about marine life and local environmental efforts from professional captains and whalers who work at the San Diego Natural History Museum. You may even spot a whale calf traveling with its mother as they return from the Arctic. This is a fantastic and exhilarating journey for all age groups. Guaranteed whale or dolphin sighting. If you don't sight some type of whale or dolphin during the cruise, you'll be issued a pass that's good for another San Diego whale watching or harbor cruise. San Diego is quickly becoming one of the world’s best whale watching locations. The city is home to whales, dolphins, and sea birds, and features one of the world's most beautiful coastlines.  Enjoy live educational narration from captains and trained naturalists employed by the Natural History Museum.  Watch blue whales and dolphins in comfort on a large, fast, and stable boat!

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 81 reviews

I experienced amazing service from the details of everything San Diego to the mammals and our service men and women to whales and sea lions. I experienced nausea and they showed so much compassion and kept checking in on me. I would highly recommend this experience for all who choose to travel.

Loved getting out on the water. Went 15 miles out of San Diego so great views of the very active harbor. Saw military ships and flights, fishing boats and many sea lions.

This was amazing!! The captain Rick was very patient and persistent to make sure we got to see Whales and dolphins!!

We seen a lot of dolphins. Weather was nice. Staff on board were excellent and very friendly.

It was an experience that my wife has wanted to experience well hell I enjoyed it