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1492 N Harbor Dr, Site of San Diego Maritime Museum, San Diego, CA 92101-3309
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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise and Maritime Museum Entry
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39th Annual Beer Can Series on the sailing yacht America
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Welcome aboard the world famous 139ft yacht AMERICA for a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching experience. This luxurious sailing schooner provides the most environmentally friendly and personal wildlife experience in San Diego. Next Level Sailing is located at the San Diego Maritime Museum; and same day admission to the museum is included for all of our guests. Highlights: * 4-hour cruise to spot whales, dolphins and more * "Whale sighting" and "no sea sickness" guarantees * Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages included * Free same day admission to SD Maritime Museum With low sweeping decks offering fantastic uninterrupted views and a deep keel for stability, the AMERICA offers whale watching at its best.
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1492 N Harbor Dr, Site of San Diego Maritime Museum, San Diego, CA 92101-3309
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a whale watching ride on a sailboat, but due to safety concerns we were under power the entire trip. No whales but a pod of dolphins were feeding and it was wonderful to watch them.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

No Whales, No Shade areas, no seats, Did get seasick and had to lay on hard Deck, got sunburned. Did not meet our expectations! Crew was very pleasant. oh yea no life boats had to wait for crew to get them so late on leaving.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sail boat is the way to go into the ocean, we saw not one, but two Blue Whales and what a show they gave us! And the dolphins had to make sure they weren’t left behind! I was told by the locals that it was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The sailing event was well organized and offered us a wonderful time on the water. We even did see a whale!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the greatest time during our trip and got to see not only a blue whale but many dolphins as well. The captain and crew were all awesome and we had such a great time. Well worth the expense and time to go on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only did we see whales, we had a perfect day of sailing as well. The captain and crew were friendly and entertaining. They invited the passengers to help raise the sails and paid careful attention to all of the safety aspects of the boat....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing the whales was amazing but just to be on the boat sailing across the ocean was definitely a high light of our trip 😊

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You won't get bored, you won't get lost at sea, and there's a 99 percent chance you won't get seasick. What will you happen: you'll have a great four hours in the Pacific Ocean watching whales ranging from grey to blue, see dolphins and seals...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on a whale watch and did not see any whales. I was told that I would be able to book a "raincheck whale watch" to make up for it. I have called and e-mailed numerous times for about a month now to see...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would certainly recommend this activity. The crew is very passionate about the whole thing and also very well informed regarding marine life. It was fun watching the sails go up the ol' way too Had 3 awesome sightings of the enormous blue whale 🐳

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