Blue Whale Watching San Diego
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Blue Whale Watching Season starts July 6th

What better way to go Whale Watching than on a comfortable, large, fast and stable Hornblower yacht. Enjoy LIVE educational narration by Captains and trained Naturalist from the San Diego Natural History Museum in San Diego.

Blue Whale facts and information

If you love whales, dolphins, sea lions, and sea birds, hop on board for a breathtaking experience on the open ocean. We’ll speed out to sea on one of our large, comfortable yachts and pass barking sea lions and pods of leaping dolphins as we search for the legendary blue whales. As we make our 4-hour tour, we’ll be treated to a live narration by our experienced captain and our on-board naturalist (from the San Diego Natural History Museum). You’ll stay cozy and comfortable with both indoor and outdoor seating and a snack bar featuring hot food, a full bar, and souvenirs.

See the Whale Report! This is what's going on now with whales and dolphins off San Diego coast.


  • 4-hour Blue Whale Watching excursion in San Diego 
  • Opportunity to spot whales, sea lions, dolphins and harbor seals
  • An exclusive look at local environmental efforts
  • Professional live narration on marine life from our expert captains and volunteer naturalists from the San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT)
  • Snack bars featuring hot food, full bar and souvenirs 
  • Climate-controlled indoor seating
  • Views of famous San Diego landmarks 

Cruising Every Saturday & Sunday 

Boarding: 8:45am Cruising: 9:00am-1:00pm

Prices starting at $75 per adult, $40 per Child (3-12)

Seniors, military, Groups: $70 per person

Blue Season Pass July and Aug. 2014 (Blue Whale Season only) $125.00 per person

Mega Whale Pass-both Blue whale and Gray whale season pass: $195.00 per person

Whale Guarantee: If you don't see a whale, we'll give you a pass for a Hornblower one or two hour Harbor Tour in San Diego.


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San Diego Whale Watching Whale watching with Natural History Museum

Our family had so much fun on Sunday during our whale watching adventure. The captain was so knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about the trip. We saw two Fin back whales, and his excitement about this event was infectious. Also, the volunteers from the Natural History Museum were amazing, and I know that my children will remember this event forever. Thank you so much!

– Kelly Y

An all around great experience for us and our out-of-state guest. Saw whale, dolphin and sea lions. The Hornblower was a roomy and comfortable ship, and we were able to have wonderful views of the ocean, islands and San Diego skyline.

– Carol M