San Diego Whale Watching Tour

195 Reviews | San Diego, USA

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120 to 180 minutes (Approx.)
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas


Our trips depart from Mission Bay, which requires only a short 10 minute journey access to the open ocean where whales and dolphins can be seen! The search for whales and other animals begins as soon as you depart the dock and our marine biologists are on the microphone explaining exactly what to expect and what you are seeing from the get go!



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Average 4.51 out of 5 stars based on 195 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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San Diego Whale Watching Tour
Janice_B, Nov 2022 Verified
What a fun afternoon. It was cool out but the sun was perfect. Got to view the whales. Not very close but you could see them breech a bit. Great experience. Would do it again. Moderator very knowledgable
San Diego Whale Watching Tour
YUSHAN_T, Nov 2022 Verified
It’s very exciting to see whale jumping out of the sea! The crew are very professional and good guide. Recommend!
San Diego Whale Watching Tour
Jillian_B, Nov 2022 Verified
Wonderful experience. Crew were polite, friendly and knowledgeable. We saw one humpback whale and some super-pods of dolphins. Crew offered photos for an extra fee which was well worth the money. We recommend this tour for anyone visiting San Diego.
San Diego Whale Watching Tour
Sandra_P, Oct 2022 Verified
It was a wonderful experience . The crew was so friendly & full of knowledge . They also made sure everyone had all their needs met . Highly recommend.
San Diego Whale Watching Tour
Barbara_W, Oct 2022 Verified
My husband and I had already decided that a day on the water was enough to make are trip worthwhile, but seeing five whales made it unforgettable. We have told everybody about our trip!
San Diego Whale Watching Tour
Jeanne_P, Oct 2022 Verified
Seeming the dolphins in the ocean and around the boat. The ride on the boat was nice. Also when they announced when we saw seeing of sea life in the water.
San Diego Whale Watching Tour
Karry_M, Oct 2022 Verified
Crew,Captain &Brooke were the best & made sure we saw a whale. Thank you to them all. I will definitely tell all my friends about San Diego Whale Watching
San Diego Whale Watching Tour
Rachael_S, Oct 2022 Verified
We were very pleased with our experience. The staff were friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Although we didn’t see any whales on our boat ride, we did see a pretty big pod of dolphins. We knew when booking this excursion that it was not the most ideal time of year to see a whale, we still enjoyed seeing all the dolphins. Definitely would recommend the privateer.
San Diego Whale Watching Tour
Edwin_V, Oct 2022 Verified
We had a lot of fun we liked the fact that the boat had space and we weren’t all bunched up. You could also buy snacks, drinks, and alcoholic beverages on board. We also got to see seals , dolphins, a Minke whale, and another type of whale that I forgot it’s name. It was super fun I would recommend it.
San Diego Whale Watching Tour
steve_c, Oct 2022 Verified
Great time!! we saw 3 whales and tons of dolphins! Nice vessel very smooth on ocean. plenty of room on board. Captain and crew were awesome. definitely would do it again!

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