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San Diego Whale Watch

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1717 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA 92109-7811
+1 619-839-0128
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Awesome tour! Lots of sites!

My husband and I came on this tour hoping to see some dolphins at the least. We saw so MUCH more... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gina C
via mobile
Tons of dolphins!

Got tickets through Groupon. Saw around 1000 dolphins! No whales-except that all dolphins are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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1717 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA 92109-7811
+1 619-839-0128

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I came on this tour hoping to see some dolphins at the least. We saw so MUCH more! :) While talking to one of the marine biologists working on the tour boat, we were asking her about the site of Orcas. She...More

Thank Gina C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got tickets through Groupon. Saw around 1000 dolphins! No whales-except that all dolphins are actually toothed whales. Just didn't see any baleen whales. Great description of the area by the captain. Friendly and hard working staff. Went with kids ages 7, 9, and 11. Since...More

Thank Skibeachfun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went out on the boat today, and although we have not seen any whales, it was a great experience and we enjoyed ourselves. It was nice to be out on the water. Maybe next time we will have better luck seeing whales as well.

Thank Judit B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Still a great boat ride despite no whales--we went with them on a prior trip to San Diego 3 years ago & saw lots,so nice they are still around--interesting talks from the very nice crew.We had an unlucky sighting trip,no whales,no dolphins which is going...More

Thank gingermat
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The crew was great, the naturalist was knowledgeable and personable. We left on time and are extremely fortunate to spot five (5) Minke Whales. The unique part was that three (3)of them are traveling together. We followed these for almost 30 min. Unfortunately, no dolphins...More

Thank iradeannas
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We went to whale watching with my husband and everything was going ok. We spotted a Minke whale very close and we followed her for a while. We felt like it was hard to follow the whale because the boat kind of zig zag around...More

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San Diego Whale... T, Naturalist/Customer Service at San Diego Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Hi, Ariela. Thanks for coming out and enjoying that amazing Minke Whale sighting with us the other day. As mentioned, Minke Whales tend to be quite elusive. It is difficult to determine where they will surface, especially if they are keeping a low profile. I'm...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This trip is the real deal! Two of us joined about 75 other passengers on the morning trip, and we really didn't care if we saw any whales - just three hours out in the Pacific in a sturdy boat sounded wonderful, and we weren't...More

Thank Jeff N
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I took an afternoon tour recently, hoping to see some whales. We saw dolphins - lots and lots of dolphins. I really was not disappointed, but did receive a 50% off coupon for my next trip. The weather was beautiful, the Pacific Ocean was perfect....More

Thank Martha M
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Christine was a great guide, very knowledgeable of the surrounding area and what we might see while out for the day. We didn't get to see any whales, but we spotted a pod of dolphins, and there must have been 500 or more of them!...More

Thank SpanishJay
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Took a 10 o'clock tour with Captain Christine and crew. Everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable. Not just of the sea life but the area as well. Saw a large pod of dolphins, 100ish. They swam with us a ways and were very acrobatic. Incredible...More

Thank Jessica C
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31 May 2017|
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Response from San Diego Whale... T | Property representative |
Hello! Please disregard the previous answer from another reviewer. The end of April serves as a great time to spot Gray Whales, specifically, migrating up the California Coast. Following this migration, the Blue Whales begin... More
24 April 2017|
Response from San Diego Whale... T | Property representative |
You can find all information regarding our whale watching trips on our company website which is displayed on TripAdvisor. The check in location is at 1717 Quivira Rd, San Diego CA, 92109. The morning trip departs at 10:00... More
5 April 2017|
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Response from San Diego Whale... T | Property representative |
Hello! This month we will be spotting the last of the northbound Gray Whales on their way up to Alaska from Baja, Mexico. Our chances to see Gray Whales will remain high until May. We could also find Humpback Whales, Minke... More