Shared Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA

24 Reviews | Carlsbad, USA

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience


Your guide will tell you about the history of Oceanside, CA as you travel to see marine life. Your boat is equipped with dolphin and whale information, fun facts and photos of recent sightings. The tours are two hours and are great for families, couples, private parties and corporate events. For anyone and everyone who loves the ocean or the wildlife we may encounter, our adventure is perfect!


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible



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Average 4.50 out of 5 stars based on 24 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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annabelle torres, Feb 2021 Verified
What a great experience!! Although the whales didn’t come up, we were able to see dolphins. But the best thing was being able to be out in the ocean watching the sun go down and just relax:)
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James Berger, Jan 2021 Verified
We so enjoyed the two hour whale watching trip out of Oceanside. The staff was great, especially Chris, who shared his knowledge. We were able to see dolphins and a whale! We were able to follow the whale and had a sighting at least half a dozen times. It was just breathtaking. We will definitely do this again!!,
Ralph, Sep 2020 Verified
I thought it was a great experience I’m going to do it again going out there sailing right next to the whales was a very pleasant and soothing experience
Sandy, Sep 2020 Verified
We didn’t see any whales but saw dolphins and some seals. The ride was still amazing while enjoying a snack and a drink! Wonderful crew as well!
Linda Keck, Aug 2020 Verified
It was an incredible experience! I took my daughter and three grandchildren out for a whale watching experience. Although we did not see any whales we did experience a "super pod" of dolphins, approximately numbering over 1000! I understand its very rare, it was quite the snow!
Wendy, Aug 2020 Verified
Amazing experience...we got to see so many dolphins and 2 blue whales! I loved it!!! My son and friends and I will definitely go again.
Ariel Maclean, Aug 2020 Verified
The tour was so much fun! The crew was super fun and really made the experience that much better! My 7 year old daughter is already asking to go again!
Sandee, Jul 2020 Verified
Great experience! Staff was very knowledgeable. Answered so many many interesting facts!Boat was immaculate w/COVID precautions!
Linda G, Feb 2020 Verified
Absolutely fabulous... no whales but many dolphins... gorgeous day on the ocean. Great staff. Very enjoyable
Anne Larson, Feb 2020 Verified
Brisky chilly day on the water, but we were rewarded by seeing 3 varieties of dolphins, sea lions, and a grey whale. Crew was friendly and knowledgeable. The boat is easy to board and large enough to ride the sometimes choppy waves comfortably. The captain made good efforts to find and view the dolphins and whales.

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