San Diego Whale Watching Expedition Cruise

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San Diego Whale Watching Expedition Cruise information and booking

3 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Navy Pier
Time of departure
9:30am 1:30pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

See magnificent California gray whales on their annual journey from the Arctic to California's Baja Coast on a whale watching cruise from San Diego. If you don't see a whale on the cruise, you'll get a 'Whale check' to try again another time!

Follow the migration of the California gray whale to the warm breeding grounds off the Baja Coast. Seeing a California gray whale in the wild is an exhilarating experience you will never forget. Other marine wildlife may also make an appearance including seabirds and sea lions.

Between December and April the gray whale travels approximately 6,000 miles from the cold waters of the Arctic to the warmer waters of the Baja Coast. Here they give birth to their young and prepare them for the long trek back. On the return trip the young calves can frequently be seen swimming at their mother's side.

Guarantee: If whales are not sighted, a 'Whale Check' good for another whale watching or harbor tour will be issued.

What's included

  • 3.5-hour whale watching cruise
  • Comfortable outdoor and indoor seating
  • Informative narration on whales and migration
  • Entertaining video documentary
  • Port and service fees
  • Local taxes
  • All gratuities

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks (available to purchase onboard)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off