Whale Watching Sailing Experience 

San Diego, CA

Item #: CRU-SDI-0016
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Overview

Experience the fun and excitement of viewing some of nature's most incredible mammals during this whale watching experience aboard the legendary "America" schooner in San Diego!

  • Top rated experience provider with experienced guides who consistently provide customers with the best whale watching tours in San Diego
  • Aboard the 139-foot sailing yacht America, and see a plethora of gray whales firsthand in their natural habitat
  • In addition to whales, you will also see dolphin and sea lion sightings
  • Enjoy a great day on the water - the perfect experience for locals and visitors alike! 
San Diego, CA
When Do I Choose A Date?
If giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience; otherwise, you can choose one after checkout.

July through April:
Daily - 11:00 AM 
*During peak whale migration 

Essential Information
  • All ages welcome
  • Special child rates are available for children ages 0-17 years (infants need a ticket as well)
  • Life jackets, light snacks, soda, water and ice are provided
  • Participants may bring additional food, wine, beer, or beverages
  • This experience requires a minimum of 7 participants to run on any particular date
Duration
This experience lasts approximately 3.5 - 4 hours.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
The boat can accommodate up to 85 passengers per sail, and there must be a minimum of 7 participants to sail.
Spectators
This tour is for booked participants only.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Wear tennis shoes or boat shoes and bring a light jacket. It is also recommended to bring binoculars, hats, sunscreen, cameras, and a blanket.
Is sailing in the Bay likely to make me seasick?

The experience provider is so confident in their ability to provide the best whale watching tours in San Diego that they offer the only “no sickness guarantee” in the world. However, if you're susceptible to motion sickness, take the necessary precautions. 

What is your policy on smoking?
There is a no smoking policy.
Are life jackets provided on the boat?
The Coast Guard requires us to keep life jackets on board.
Are snacks and beverages provided?
Water and soft drinks are provided free of charge.
What happens if there is inclement weather?
If the trip is cancelled due to weather, you will be able to reschedule directly with the experience provider.
What should I wear?
Wear tennis shoes or boat shoes and bring a light jacket. It is also recommended to bring binoculars, hats, sunscreen, cameras, and a blanket.

Returns
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Exchanges
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, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 14 days prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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