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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise

San Diego, United States

San Diego Whale Watching Cruise

San Diego, United States

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4 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

Whale watching season is all year long in San Diego! Our team at Next Level Sailing provides the optimal experience with guides so experienced we received a 100 percent success rate last year when spotting the King of the Deep.

We are one of the best outdoor activities to do in San Diego. Gray whale watching season spans from mid-December through April. Blue whales and fin whales are seen feeding in San Diego from April - August. Humpback whales and minke whales are seen throughout the year, particularly in the spring, summer, and fall. Aboard our 141-foot sailing yacht, the Yacht America, you will see a plethora of whales firsthand in their natural habitat. In addition to whales, we also see dolphins and sea lions, and an abundance of naval activity. Don't be surprised if you see an F-18 fly overhead!

Bring your own picnic, friends, and family for a wonderful day out on the water

What's Included

  • 4.5-hr sailing cruise
  • Sodas and snacks
  • Whale sighting guarantee
  • No seasickness' guarantee
  • 9:00 AM trip: Check in between 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
  • 11:00 AM trip: Check-in starts at 10:00 AM and ends at 10:30 AM
  • 1:15 PM trip: Check in between 12:30 - 12:45
  • 2:00 PM Trip: Check in between 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Free Parking. Check-in located next to parking lot.
  • Bring layers, blankets, and jackets. It can be cold on the water!
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Old Point Loma Lighthouse, Point Loma, San Diego, CA

We sail past North Island Naval Air Station, US Navy Base Point Loma, Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma Lighthouse

The Location

Where To Go

Next Level Sailing, 2050 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA


San Diego, United States

Return details

Returns to original departure point


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Written Reviews (24)

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We loved the schnooer we...

Diane8921 | Jan 2022

We loved the schnooer we went out on sailing to see whales. We saw 9. Mamas and baby gray whales. The crew was very nice and knowledgeable. Free drinks and snacks. It was chilly and they gave us blankets to use also.

Our guide was very good...

H5724DSmichaelk | Jan 2022

Our guide was very good with the little children. Her “story time” was a great meaningful experience for the kids! Lots of room on the boat to move around. Dress in layers. Bring a backpack or bag with extra jackets, hats, and snacks.

Crew was amazing and we...

keithmH7548DO | Jan 2022

Crew was amazing and we saw 5 whales and two huge pods of dolphins. Very smooth ride, I usually get sea sick but did not feel anything.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
From $85.00 / person
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