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San Diego Whale Watching Expedition Cruise

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San Diego Whale Watching Expedition Cruise

San Diego Whale Watching Expedition Cruise
Location
San Diego, CA 92101
When
Daily
Hours
3 Hours 30 Min

San Diego Whale Watching Expedition Cruise Information

Top 5 Things to Know About San Diego Whale Watching Expedition Cruise

  1. Grey Whales: The San Diego Whale Watching Expedition Cruise provides passengers with the chance of a lifetime to see grey whales migrating between the Arctic and Baja. Passengers on the San Diego whale watching cruise will catch glimpses of these whales making their 6,000 mile journey.
  2. Educational: While aboard the San Diego Whale Watching Expedition Cruise, passengers will receive information about the whales and other local wild life from the tour guides. An informative video documentary is also shown on the San Diego Whale Watching Expedition Cruise.
  3. Times: The whale watching cruise in San Diego sets sail twice a day, once at 9:30 am and again at 1:30 pm. The San Diego Whale Watching Expedition Cruise takes off from the North Harbor dock in Downtown San Diego and last for three and a half hours.
  4. Whale Check: The Whale Watching Expedition Cruise San Diego guarantees that passengers will see at least one whale while on the tour. If the whales are shy for some reason, the whale watching cruise promises passengers a free pass for another cruise.
  5. Refreshments Offered: San Diego whale watching cruises can be exciting and exhilarating causing you to work up an appetite. If this is the case, feel free to check out the snack bar on board the San Diego Whale Watching Expedition Cruise, which serves food and has drinks for purchase.

San Diego Whale Watching Expedition Cruise provides passengers with a rare opportunity to witness the migration of the grey whales to and from the Baja coast. Between the months of December and April, grey whales travel approximately 6,000 miles from the Arctic Ocean down to the warmer waters of Baja where they breed. On their way back up the coast, the young calves can often be seen swimming with their mothers on their first migration trip.

If it happens to be a quiet day on the water, the Whale Watching Expedition Cruise San Diego grants passengers a "whale check" to take the tour again if they do not see any whales. Even if the whales are shy during the tour, there's a good chance passengers will at least spot dolphin pods. Various kinds of dolphins inhabit the waters off of the San Diego coast including bottle-nose, Rissos, long-beaked and short-beaked common and several more. California sea lions, seals and numerous seabirds can also be seen while out at sea.

While aboard a Whale Watching Expedition Cruise San Diegothe boat's tour guide will educate passengers on the whales and other local marine life. Passengers can also learn more about the gentle giants from the video documentary shown during the Whale Watching Expedition Cruise San Diego as well. In between learning about the sea life and witnessing it in person, passengers can enjoy the boat's indoor and outdoor decks.  

  • Do Bring a Camera: Seeing a grey whale up close and personal is a once in a life time opportunity that you don't want to forget. Bring your camera along and capture the moments to remember forever. 
  • Don't Pay for Parking: The North Harbor dock is ideally located within walking distance of the Santa Fe Depot trolley station, public transportation bus stops, and the Amtrak station as well.

 

 

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