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San Diego Whale Watch, San Diego

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Dolphin / Whale Watching · Wildlife Area
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San Diego's FIRST year round whale and dolphin watching experience!

We embark on 3-hour trips aboard the Privateer in the search for a variety of marine animals. We often see sea lions, seals, a variety of birds, dolphins, and different species of whales depending on the time of year. Throughout the months of December-April, we enjoy the annual Gray Whale migration along the coast of California. In the summer, we are able to encounter the mighty Blue Whales feeding miles offshore!

We get occasional visits from Humpback, Minke and Fin Whales, as well as Sea Turtles and even sharks! Join us on one of our whale watching adventures to enjoy some of the Pacific Ocean's most magnificent creatures!

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  • Had a great cruise out looking for whales. Crew was helpful and informative. Would definitely go with this company again. Whales were elusive this trip but not for the effort of the captain and crew. 
    Had a great cruise out looking for whales. Crew was helpful and informative. Would definitely go with this company again. Whales were elusive this trip but not for the effort of the captain and crew.  more »
  • Excited for this tour! We didn’t see any dolphins or anything (which they said was unusual), but we did get to observe a fin whale (2nd largest) for quite a while, which was super cool! We went about....  more
    Excited for this tour! We didn’t see any dolphins or anything (which they said was unusual), but we did get to observe a fin whale (2nd largest) for quite a while, which was super cool! We went about....  more »
  • I’ve been on several whale watching trips with various companies/locations in the past, and unfortunately this one was pretty disappointing due to the overall circumstances. To start with the good... 
    I’ve been on several whale watching trips with various companies/locations in the past, and unfortunately this one was pretty disappointing due to the overall circumstances. To start with the good...  more »
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  • I had Amazing time. So far I have been going every July to see the Blue Whales. It never gets old. I love that the crew will also picking up any plastic in the ocean. They truly care about their mission to educate people about whales and dolphins but also about keeping our oceans clean!
  • Enjoyed the tour very much. the tour I was on we weren't able to see any whales BUT, we got amazing shots dolphins and even a rare look at a shark or two. Me and my girlfriend always taking another tour and we will more than likely come back to here.
  • Loved every moment. We saw several whales and we were in the middle of a mega pod of dolphins. It was spectacular. The staff were friendly and informative.
  • Excellent little family adventure! It started out as a trip for the kids, but I think I ended up enjoying it more. Also I was really impressed with the crew retrieving a mylar balloon from the ocean.
  • Best experience for wild life lovers who wants to enjoy dolphin , whales and sea birds. I went in month of Jan and got chance to see lot of dolphins and few whales.But I would recommend this trip to be shorter. It was 3 hrs long trip and if you have motion or sea sickness, if its high tides you might not be comfortable for this one. After one hour I was feeling like going as soon as possible back. You need to have patience for this long tour to enjoy it. Prepare well with jacket as its too cold in middle of the ocean.

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