San Diego Whale Watch:
San Diego, CA

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Dolphin and Whale Watch Cruise for 1, 2, 4, 6, or 10 People at San Diego Whale Watch (Up to 56% Off)

The San Diego Whale Watching is a real experience. The Privateer Boat takes visitors on a relaxing and beautiful journey into the crystal clear waters to see dolphins and whales from its roomy deck.  It is a tour that is never out of season. Many people are unaware of the blue whale migration during the summer in addition to the gray whale migration in the winter.

From December through April, the Pacific Gray whales pass through the San Diego area on their way from Alaska to Mexico. The gray whales are 30-50 feet in length weighing up to 40 tons. There were sightings of the gray whale as close as ½ mile from the San Diego Bay.

 From May through November, the great blue whales and mighty fin whales pass through. The blue whale is the largest animal. They can range in length from 90-100 feet and weigh up to 200 tons. These whales are generally found 5 to 9 miles off shore feeding on the local banks.

Both types of whales are on a journey when seen, they are not there to play. There is a rule that boats need to stay 100 feet away from the whales. When we were on the boat, a whale suddenly changed direction and resurfaced right near the boat. It was fascinating!

In addition to whales, various types of dolphins are seen during most trips. There are also. California sea lions, Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola), and a wide variety of sea birds that can be seen on a constant basis. Since the Whale sightings are in the wild, if there is no whale or dolphin sighting during a trip the passengers receive a free pass for another whale watching trip. If no whales are sighted but dolphins are seen then visitors receive a 50% off pass for another tour (valid on full price tickets only.  Not to be combined with any other offers or discounts).

Whale watching in San Diego was especially enjoyable due to the amazing weather and the magnificent blue water and mountains on shore.


Price and Hours Updated: September 5, 2023

Posted: November 19, 2017

Information, prices and hours  posted here are current as  of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.


1717 Quivira Rd
San Diego, CA, 92109

Phone Number:



Check online for cruise times.


Adult: $59

Military, Senior Citizens & Kids (2-17): $54

$50 Tuesdays/Thursdays

Kids 50% off on Wednesdays

Approximate Distance from:   

Los Angeles: 1 hour, 40 minutes


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