San Diego Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise in San Diego, CA

City Experiences by Hornblower970 North Harbor DriveSan Diego, CA 92101
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Cruise the open ocean alongside whales, dolphins, sea lions, and much more! This professionally-narrated San Diego whale watching cruise provides spectacular views of the city skyline, local landmarks and marine wildlife. Enjoy comfortable indoor and outdoor seating as you experience the magic of migrating whales aboard this thrilling oceanic adventure.

up to 4 hrs 1 or more people


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If you love whales, dolphins, sea lions, and seabirds, hop on board for a breathtaking experience on the open ocean.

Enjoy the best sightseeing on the San Diego Bay—with a professionally narrated tour of San Diego's whale-watching hot spots. Join City Experiences by Hornblower on the water in search of Gray Whales (winter), Blue Whales (Summer), Minke Whales, Fin Whales, dolphins, sea lions, marine birds and much more!

See up-close views of the bay's wildlife as well as iconic landmarks from a new perspective. Onboard staff will provide live narration and details about the aquatic life and landmarks we pass for a truly memorable experience. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to capture all the sights in photos and video.

You’ll stay cozy and comfortable with both indoor and outdoor seating and a snack bar with food and beverages for purchase onboard.

If some type of whale is not sighted on your whale watching cruise, you will receive a pass good to return for a Whale Watching Cruise or Harbor Cruise from City Cruises San Diego.

NOTE: The whale watching vessel cruises in the open ocean. Our yacht is the most comfortable yacht in San Diego, due to stabilizers that greatly reduce the yacht's motion. Still, if seasickness is a concern, getting fresh air on the sun deck or taking over-the-counter anti-seasickness medicine prior to your cruise might help.

No outside food or beverage is allowed onboard the yacht. For your convenience, we have a fully stocked snack bar and full beverage bar available to purchase on board.

San Diego Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise Reviews

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William Turner
Woodland Park, CO
2 Reviews
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"Worth The Time...Money? No Worries, Time Is What Counts In Life"
April 2019
Worth The Time...Money? No Worries, Time Is What Counts In Life...Once you spend your time you don't get more. This was time well spent. I loved it, the spousal unit loved it, the twin teenager daughters loved it and they never look up from their smart phones. We would do this again.
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Tip: You are going to have fun and you should bring a coat for the early morning run. I never bring a coat, wear shorts in snow of the Rockies where I live and wish I brought a coat.

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