San Diego Winter Whale and Dolphin Cruise

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Location: San Diego
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
Trip difficulty:
Max Group Size:
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/Los_Angeles
Highlights -Opportunity to spot whales, dolphins, sea lions and marine birds
-An exclusive look at local environmental efforts
-Professional live narration on marine life from our expert captains and volunteer naturalists
-Snack bars featuring hot food, full bar and souvenirs
- Climate-controlled indoor seating
-Spacious sun deck seating with tons of rail space all around the ship for great viewing
-Entertaining video documentary
If you love whales, dolphins, sea lions & sea birds, hop on board for an unforgettable adventure! Speed out to sea on a comfortable yacht with indoor and outdoor seating, on-board experts from The San Diego Natural History Museum and a fully-stocked snack bar. 
San Diego is one of the best locations to watch whales year-round! Gray Whales migrate winter to spring from feeding grounds in Alaskan waters to calving lagoons in Baja California and back. In summer, the legendary Blue Whales - the largest animals on Earth - and Humpback Whales commonly feed off-shore of the San Diego coast. We also often spot Minke Whales, Fin Whales, and large pods of Dolphins. Occasionally we even see Pilot Whales, False Killer Whales , Sperm Whales and Killer Whales on our cruises! We see up to five kinds of dolphins on our cruises in pods of varying sizes to megapods!  Features professional live narration on marine life from our expert captains and volunteer naturalists from the San Diego Natural History Museum.
Included -3.5 hour Whale Watching excursion in San Diego
-Comfortable outdoor and indoor seating
-Informative narration on whales and migration
-Entertaining video documentary
-Port and Service Fees
-Local taxes
Excluded -Beverages, bottled water, and snacks
Know before you book -Children 3 and younger are complimentary.
-This cruise is wheelchair accessible.
Know before you go -If no whale is sighted, a "Whale Check," good for another whale-watching or harbor tour, will be issued.
-Boarding is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
-You should bring sunscreen.
Additional Information
All guests are required to wear masks/face coverings when on board as they are interacting with others who are not members of their household. Cloth face coverings are not required under on young children under age 2, and anyone who has trouble breathing.
Health Items Face masks required for travelers in public areas, Face masks required for guides in public areas, Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands, Regular temperature checks for staff

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-12-12
Product End Date 2020-04-11
Booking Cut-off 24 hours
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times


Winter: From 12-01-2020 To 04-11-2021
Sunday 13:00
Monday 09:15, 13:00
Tuesday 09:15, 13:00
Wednesday 09:15, 13:00
Thursday 09:15, 13:00
Friday 09:15, 13:00
Saturday 09:15, 13:00


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long:
Address: Pier 2, 970 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, 92101
Start Location Notes Pier 2, 970 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, 92101


Cancellation Policy: none
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes:


Other Information

FAQ What time do I board the ship?

Boarding time is usually 15 minutes prior to departure for all cruises. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior and check your boarding time when making your reservation.

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only with the exception of Harbor Tours, Sights & Sips and Whale Watching Cruises. Please dispose of all refuse in proper receptacles. Do not throw anything into the water. Please help us keep our harbors clean.
No smoking is allowed (including vape and cannabis devices) on the outside or top decks of the vessel. The county of Los Angeles has put this law into effect. Thank you for understanding!

Confirmation necessary? No
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