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Whale Watching Cruise from Mission Bay

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San Diego, United States

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Encounter some of Earth's most magnificent creatures on a 3-hour whale-watching cruise in San Diego. The voyage departs right from Mission Bay, so you’ll be out into the open ocean and looking for animals in just 10 short minutes. Marine biologists onboard help you spot whales and dolphins and learn about their life in the deep blue sea.
  • Venture out into the open ocean on a San Diego whale-watching cruise
  • See whales, dolphins, and other marine life in their natural environment
  • Boat captain and onboard biologists know the best places to look for wildlife
  • Cruise across scenic Mission Bay with a convenient departure point
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Marine biologists are on the microphone explaining exactly what to expect.

Departure Point

1617 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA 92109, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY San Diego Whale Watching LLC

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Whale Watching Cruise from Mission Bay?
This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

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Amazing and wonderful ❤♥
, Apr 2021
The dolphins and whales. And mostly the kindness from the staff and captain. Plus everyone was very friendly and just as excited as we were.
LolaBob goes whale watching!
, Apr 2021
Great trip! Saw many, many dolphins and 1 whale played around the boat for several minutes!! Viator always does a great job!
It was a great ride!
, Jan 2021
Not only did we see a whale, we saw her several times as we followed at a polite distance while she surfaced and dived, raising her tail in the air. It was a beautiful day and we loved every minute of the trip, in spite of some rough water. We saw dolphins, sea lions, and many different types of sea birds. We've already recommended the trip to several friends and hope to do it again soon.
The boat ride itself
, Oct 2020
Very nice trip. Whales and dolphins aplenty!! All the staff was knowledgeable and friendly. And one of the guys was particularly caring when my wife got sea sick
3 stars
, Sep 2020
Went on a whale watching tour on Tuesday, September 22nd at 12:30 pm......Saw a couple pack of Dolphins--3 times....did not see anything whales....Not seeing any whales was disappointing....because....that's the name of the tour. But, I understand, it's just the luck of the draw/tour.
Bad experience
, Sep 2020
Not worth it only saw dolphins and from far away. It was boring slept half if the ride. Most of the ppl on board was asleep I definitely don't recommend. No good drinks
Worth every penny!
, Jul 2020
Worth every penny! The crew was friendly the guide was very knowledgeable. We saw dolphins and blue fin whales. Much more than I expected. I would do it again!
No whales
, Jul 2020
Nice cruise only saw Dolphins and abandoned boat.. no whales.. hopefully we will see some next time. Since we received 50% discount on our next trip
Great boat cruise ride!
, Jun 2020
Such an amazing experience! The captain and crew were so nice and welcoming! Making sure that all our needs were met! We were so lucky and saw a mother and calf humpback whales, plenty of dolphins and sea lions! Highly recommend!
Great day
, Oct 2019
Saw minkie whales and pod of dolphins. Worth the money! Things were explained and they took the time to seek out various sea life.

Product code: 69764P1

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