San Diego Whale Watching: Marine Biologist Guided
1,144 Ratings
San Diego

We depart from Mission Bay and within a brief 10-minute sail, we’re at the open sea, a habitat for whales and dolphins! As soon as we leave the dock, the quest for whales and other marine creatures commences with our marine biologists narrating the spectacle and setting the expectations right from the start!

Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Ocean Beach - The tour will take you to the ocean without stopping
What's Included
  • Marine biologists provide live narration
1617 Quivira Rd
Quivira Road
Our Ticket / check-in booth is a small grey booth between H2O rentals and the Fish & Chips shop facing the marina. [Click this link for our exact check in location](
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(1144 Ratings)
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May 19, 2024
Great experience - Great experience!! Good narration and saw whales up close and many dolphins. A baby whale was circling our boat and we got many good shots and videos.
Review provided by Viator
May 19, 2024
Great Value! - This was my first tour of this type and it exceeded expectations! Crew were friendly and knowledgeable, an the boat was very clean and offered food and beverage service. While out, the location of sea life was clearly communicated and there was plenty of room for everyone to see the activity. We saw 8 blue whales and 2 pods of dolphins!!
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May 18, 2024
Excellent Experience!!! - Awesome service, very friendly, saw more blue whales than all the other times combined, even saw a whale in the harbor, I will definitely sail with these guys again!
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May 14, 2024
Perfect Way to See Wildlife at Its Best. Go now! - Amazing from beginning to end! From our warm welcome at the dock to our smooth return to the marina everything about the trip was perfect. The crew was attentive, knowledgeable and kind, the narration was informative, clear and entertaining, and the star of the show was the wildlife. We saw two fin whales and two blue whales, all right off the San Diego coast. Everyone on board seemed to be having a terrific time and many said they would come back again as soon as possible.
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May 13, 2024
Amazing experience - Such an amazing experience. The staff was very knowledgeable. We saw quite a few whales and dolphins along with other sea life. Everyone was so friendly and checked on us a few times to make sure we were enjoying ourselves and not feeling sick. I highly recommend this tour. They really knew their stuff. .
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May 10, 2024
Worth the money and actually very reasonable! - Excellent service and trip! Definitely worth the money!!! Plenty of space to view and the driver turned the boat for views. Also, stayed to wait for the Blue whale to surface.
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May 10, 2024
fab - seen some whales it is worth the money... the crew were all fab and helpful had a fab time...thanks enjoyed all the dolphins too
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May 7, 2024
Don’t miss this adventure - Vanessa Took the time to explain to me about the little blue things in the water and Austin made me the most wonderful pink sunset Drink everyone that I encountered was absolutely wonderful. We had the best time the crew was amazing.
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May 5, 2024
Friendly and lots of views of marine life - A little chilly start so definitely glad we brought layers. Well organized and friendly crew have us an excellent tour of the bay and lovely to see the marine life.
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May 21, 2024
Good tour - The trip and the crew onboard were amazing. Gave us great knowledge of the sea life, and really curated what to see. Check in staff was a bit rude. Wasn't crazy about the lady at check in telling me I missed my trip and I won't be getting a refund only to be called by my family telling me the ship is at dock and they're waiting for me to board.
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Select Date and Tickets
up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024