San Diego Winter Whale Watching Expedition Cruise

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Overview

See magnificent California gray whales on their annual journey from the Arctic to California's Baja Coast on a whale watching cruise from San diego. If you don't see a whale on the cruise, you'll get a 'Whale check' to try again another time!

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Follow the migration of the California gray whale to the warm breeding grounds off the Baja Coast. Seeing a California gray whale in the wild is an exhilarating experience you will never forget. Other marine wildlife may also make an appearance including seabirds and sea lions.

Between December and April the gray whale travels approximately 6,000 miles from the cold waters of the Arctic to the warmer waters of the Baja Coast. Here they give birth to their young and prepare them for the long trek back. On the return trip the young calves can frequently be seen swimming at their mother's side.

Guarantee: If whales are not sighted, a 'Whale Check' good for another whale watching or harbor tour will be issued.

Inclusions for San Diego Winter Whale Watching Expedition Cruise

  • 3.5-hour whale watching cruise
  • Comfortable outdoor and indoor seating
  • Informative narration on whales and migration
  • Entertaining video documentary
  • Port and Service Fees
  • Local taxes
  • All gratuities

Exclusions for San Diego Winter Whale Watching Expedition Cruise

  • Food and drinks (available to purchase onboard)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

There are Personal Floatation Devices on board for all guests, as per Coast Guard requirements. You do not need to wear life vest or the provided PFD's during the course of this cruise. However, if you would prefer to have children wear the PFD's during the course of the cruise, please advise so at the time of booking in the Special Requirements box.

Cruises are wheelchair accessible depending on which pier they depart from. Please let us know if you require a wheelchair accessible cruise so that we can confirm that your requested cruise date has wheelchair accessible departures.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Crew and volunteers were great. Whales were incorporative. We could not get close. Could only see whales backs, few tails and lots air blows from a distance. We got to see a group of dolphins which came up to ship, that was great. Got to see sea lions too. Weather was cold and rainy. Maybe more info about the harbor and the sights.

  • We saw 4 juveniles.

  • A wonderful experience! We saw A LOT of gray whales, sea lions, dolphins... Definitively the best whales watching ever!

  • Amazing... dont forget it...!!!

  • Awesome!

  • We enjoyed our trip and saw 3 humpback whales and 1 fin whale. The captain was very good at pointing out the whales and hanging in the area while we all watched the show. I would recommend this tour! It was cold out on the water so be sure to bring a jacket if you go in February. Also the water was rather rough, so if you tend to get sea sick, be sure to take something!

  • Lovely cruise, saw lots of whales and dolphins

  • Spectacular sights of whales on their way to the warm waters of Mexico for breeding. Never expected to see so many!! Great excursion! !

  • Wonderful trip saw couple of fin whales even though not many whales seen the trip was great, beautiful day, ocean was calm with only a little swell. The crew members were friendly, information was relayed clearly and precise keeping us up to date all the time. Would not hesitate recommending this trip.

  • They make every effort to get you to a whale!

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