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San Diego Whale Watch

#17 of 158 Boat Tours & Water Sports in San Diego Features Animals
1717 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA 92109-7811
+1 619-839-0128
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We went out on a drizzly Tuesday morning. Perfect weather in my opinion. We did see some California... read more

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1717 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA 92109-7811
+1 619-839-0128

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went out on a drizzly Tuesday morning. Perfect weather in my opinion. We did see some California sea lions in the marina. They offered priority boarding for those with disabilities which was great. The dock wasn't in great shape, but it is right over...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Seeing a whale has been a dream of mine for a long time and we chose to take the trip with San Diego Whale Watch as part of a visit to California. We had our fingers crossed that we'd see at least one whale, but...More

Thank dcleverley1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went on the whale watching today, which was well organised but unfortunately we didn't get to see any whales. The staff did try and took us 10 miles out to sea in an attempt to spot Moby Dick but to no avail. We did however...More

Thank Rawlings_Rabble_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first experience and it was great! Not only saw several whales, but also saw a couple different kinds of dolphins. We saw hundreds of dolphins swimming near by, with lots riding the waves of our boat. The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable. They...More

Thank Apples59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I admit I have never done a whale watch before this but I loved it. We saw over 100 dolphin, Californian Sea Lions AND a MINKE WHALE! Dani was our tour guide and she was knowledgable and approachable, and just as excited as us to...More

Thank Wouldwalk500miles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you get on the boat to getting back to port, this is an amazing excursion. The staff are really knowledgeable and engaging and the commentary throughout the trip is really interesting. We sailed around twelve miles offshore and the crew were constantly...More

Thank Mike1968Hull
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the trip. We took Bonine which they sell when you check in just in case. No blue whale sightings but large pods of common dolphins in stampede mode were very entertaining. Check out Groupon for half price rate.

Thank Roger H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went out for a 3 hour tour, yup. Insert Gilligan's Island puns. Sadly we didn't see many whales. Aside from the Minke whale that was hiding from us. There were many amazing dolphins though. Seeing them up close and in the wild is a...More

Thank Lynneraz
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We had a nice enjoyable trip three hour tour that started on time & weather was beautiful. The tour guide who is an expert in aquatic animals did a fantastic job unfortunately we did not see any whales. We did see numerous schools of dolphins,birds...More

Thank Rich933
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My wife and I had a great time on this tour. We saw hundreds of dolphins as well as two blue whales. The staff was professional, friendly, and very informative. Bring a jacket, it gets windy!

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31 May 2017|
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Response from San Diego Whale... T | Property representative |
Hello! Please disregard the previous answer from another reviewer. The end of April serves as a great time to spot Gray Whales, specifically, migrating up the California Coast. Following this migration, the Blue Whales begin... More
24 April 2017|
Response from San Diego Whale... T | Property representative |
You can find all information regarding our whale watching trips on our company website which is displayed on TripAdvisor. The check in location is at 1717 Quivira Rd, San Diego CA, 92109. The morning trip departs at 10:00... More
4 April 2017|
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Response from San Diego Whale... T | Property representative |
Hello! This month we will be spotting the last of the northbound Gray Whales on their way up to Alaska from Baja, Mexico. Our chances to see Gray Whales will remain high until May. We could also find Humpback Whales, Minke... More