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Choose an option below for whale watching.

If the boat you select is full, please return to this page and check the availability on the other boat. 

Please call us to schedule bay tours, island tours, or custom private charters.

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Public Tour Tickets: Reserve your seats on a public whale and dolphin watching tour! Book the number of seats for the passengers in your group and we will match you with some other fun passengers to fill the boat.

All public tours are reserved for up to 6 passengers. If you are looking for a tour with just your group you must reserve it as a private tour.

For kids younger than 4, participants with disabilities, or pregnant women please reserve a private tour so that we can accommodate special requests.

Custom Private Tours: You can reserve the entire boat for a more personalized experience! Our boats seat 6 – 10 passengers each. Please call for groups larger than 10.

Next steps 

Check your confirmation email immediately after booking

Confirm any reservation changes at least 48 hours prior to the tour

Park in the Self Parking lot of the Sheraton Hotel & Marina for discounted parking

Arrive 15 minutes before departure to sign in.

What to Bring: Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, sweatshirt, granola bar or small snack, water bottle, camera, binoculars

Check In Process: Sign waiver, bathroom break, apply sunscreen, purchase concessions/rentals if necessary, fit passengers with survival suits and/or life vests, & board the vessel

Rentals: Binoculars $10, GoPro Cameras with Underwater Housing $50

Concessions: Bottled Water $3, Cliff Bars $3, Dramamine $5, Anti-Nausea Wristbands $10, Sunglasses $10

Souvenirs: Hats $25, Beanies $20, Whale Tail Sweatshirts $50, Whale Tail Teeshirts $25

What we see: San Diego Skyline, Military Ships, Nuclear Submarine Base, Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma Lighthouse, SeaLions, Harbor Seals, California Brown Pelicans, Various other Pelagic Bird Species, Lots of Water, Lots of Sky, Lots of Boats, Hopefully, Dolphins & Whales!

 

 

Cancellations, Reschedules, & Refunds

Please note that we have a cancellation policy of 48 hours to cancel or reschedule a tour. Without at least 48-hour notice we are not able to provide any refund or credit for the tickets purchased.

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule tours due to weather conditions, boat maintenance, or not meeting the 4 passenger minimum number of passengers for a public tour.

We do not guarantee wildlife sightings! We do not provide refunds or free tours if no wildlife is seen on the tour. We do see wildlife on almost every tour throughout the entire year, but nature does not always cooperate!

Winter

Grey Whales
Humpback Whales
Fin Whales
Pacific White Sided Dolphins
Common Dolphins
Sea Lions 
Harbor Seals

Spring

Grey Whales
Humpback Whales
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
Common Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphins
Sea Lions 
Harbor Seals

Summer

Blue Whales
Fin Whales
Humpback Whales
Bryde’s Whales
Common Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphins
Risso Dolphins

Fall

Humpback Whales
Minke Whales
Common Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphins

Need help with your booking?

We respond to messages as quickly as possible. Please check our FAQ page for the most up-to-date information or give us a call if your request is urgent.

Frequently Asked Questions are answered on our FAQ page. Here you will find details on what to wear, the best time of day for a tour, and the chances of seeing wildlife on your tour.

To Book a Tour you can make a reservation directly through our website by clicking on any of the Book Now links on our website.

To Reach Us you can call or send us a message. We typically return calls within 24 hours and respond to messages within 3-5 days. Our phone number is (619) 808-2822.

Your Feedback is important to help us understand what we are doing well, and where we have room for improvement. Please leave us a review on Google to tell others if you had a great time or Send us a message if you have suggestions to help us improve.

 

safe & fast Military boats

The most safe and exciting way to explore the ocean is on our custom built Military Inflatable Boats.

 

What sets us apart is our boats. We have the fastest tour boats in San Diego with the ability to reach speeds of over 50 mph. Moving fast means that we can cover more ground and see more of what we love!

Our Rigid Inflatable Boats (R.I.B.s) were purchased from the NAVY SEALs and completely customized to make them ideal for San Diego guided boat tours.

Each boat has plush, custom made bench seats, new Yamaha engines, and a Bluetooth sound system installed.

Our low-profile vessels carry you just above the surface of the water. This virtually eliminates sea-sickness, puts you within arms reach of marine wildlife, and gets you closer to the things you want to see.

 

 

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