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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise

San Diego, CA

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San Diego, CA

Take San Diego sightseeing to a new level aboard a scenic cruise featuring much, much more than the city's famed landmarks. The San Diego Whale Watching Cruise is your chance to embark on the H2O adventure of a lifetime!

  • The cruise company's 30+ years of experience makes this some of the best whale watching in San Diego
  • Gaze across pristine Pacific waters in search of wildlife like whales, dolphins, sea lions, harbor seals and sea birds
  • Enjoy fascinating narration from your Captain and a trained Natural History Museum naturalist, during the course of this 3.5-hour tour
  • Share the outing with family or friends, taking full advantage of the boat's many entertaining amenities!
When Do I Choose A Date?
Either yourself or the lucky recipient can make a booking and select dates once you are in receipt of the voucher. You'll register the voucher, follow the booking instructions and your experience with us begins!

Mid-December - Mid-April:
Daily - 9:30 AM, 1:30 PM

*Rates do not apply for specialty cruises and/or holidays

Essential Information
  • Coast Guard regulations require all participants over the age of 18 to have a valid photo ID to board
  • Participants under the age of 18 must have parent/guardian supervision
  • You may not bring food or drink on board
  • There are food and beverages available on board for purchase
  • If a whale is not sighted on your cruise, you will receive a pass good for another Whale Watching or Harbor Cruise
This experience lasts approximately 3.5 hours.
Experience Provider Info
Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
Maximum Participants
This experience can accommodate groups of all sizes.
This experience is for booked participants only.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Please dress appropriately for expected weather conditions and walking.
Will I get seasick?

The yacht has stabilizers that greatly reduce its motion. However, if you tend to have trouble with motion sickness, you may experience seasickness. Bio bands are sold both at the ticket booth and on board for $11. Medicine is not available for purchase.

What if I don't see any whales?

If you do not see any whales, you will be issued a "whale check" that is good for another whale watching cruise or 1-2 hour narrated bay cruise.

Is smoking allowed?
Smoking is not allowed on this cruise.
How far out will the boat cruise?
In the beginning of the season the ship cruises 3-5 miles from shore. Toward the end of the season the ship cruises up to 9-12 miles from the coast.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 14 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have received a booking confirmation, all bookings are final. No cancellations or rescheduling requests will be allowed. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event that your tour is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will be able to reschedule directly with the experience provider.

San Diego, CA

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