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Private Whale Watching & Sightseeing Tour

La Jolla, CA

Item #: WAT-SDI-0015
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Experience the ultimate excitement of whale watching from a perspective unlike any other on your own private boat!

  • Featured in National Geographic, your Coast Guard Certified captain has lead tours for over 30 years
  • Speed across the ocean water in a custom-built, Navy SEAL-style boat 
  • Once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of whales and dolphins
  • Private and customized experience that is tuned to your interests and seasonal wildlife cycles
  • Enjoy the best seat on the ocean with your friends or family to be immersed in San Diego's coastal ecosystem! 
La Jolla, CA
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Daily - recommended during peak summer months

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    Essential Information
    • All ages are welcome
    • The guide encourages input so that your experience is customized to your liking
    • It is highly recommended to plan this trip in the summer months
    • You may bring along your own snacks and beverages
    3 hours
    Experience Provider Info
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    Maximum Participants
    This private tour is for 1-12 participants, depending on the option selected.
    This experience 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
    Bring warm clothes, a windbreaker, a hat, sunglasses and a towel. Even in the summer months, the breeze off the water is cool.

    For this experience, our partners are taking extra measures to prevent any potential spread of COVID-19. These measures include disinfecting the boat before and after every trip and providing hand sanitizer throughout the experience. Masks will be required at check in but will not be required once the boat leaves the dock. Our partners kindly request that all participants who are feeling symptomatic or have traveled to a high-risk area to reschedule your experience.
    These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

    What are the best months to go?
    For this experience it is highly recommended to go during the summer. The best months are July through September. During these months you will have the best chance to see Blue Whales. Blue Whales are much bigger than Gray Whales. Gray Whales are more common during the winter.
    Are there any age restrictions?
    All ages are welcome!
    Is there a bathroom onboard?

    Yes, there is a clean restroom on the boat.

    Do you have life jackets for adults and for kids?

    Yes, there will be life jackets available for adults and kids.

    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 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, 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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