San Diego Whale & Dolphin Watching Tours
San Diego Whale Watching Tours featuring Gray Whales!
San Diego is quickly becoming a top destination for year round whale watching in the world. We see gray whales, blue whales, humpbacks, fin backs, pilot, sperm and even killer whales on our cruises. What makes us popular? Spacious decks, climate control, accessible seating, adult beverages on our snack bar. Watch whales and dolphins in the comfort you crave.
Available Cruises on Tuesday January 24, 2017
Departs from Navy Float 970 N. Harbor Drive
Day-of online reservations unavailable, please call 1-888-467-6256Boards:Cruises:Price:9:15 AM9:30 AM - 1:00 PM$41.00 per person **Tax, service charge and landing fee may apply
Departs from Navy Float 970 N. Harbor DriveBoards:Cruises:Price:1:15 PM1:30 PM - 5:00 PM$41.00 per person **Tax, service charge and landing fee may apply
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 gray whales-known for migrating the longest distance of any mammal on Earth. As we make our 3.5-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.
WHAT YOU GET:
- 3.5-hour 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
TWO CRUISES DAILY: 9:30am-1:00pm & 1:30pm-5:00pm
If some type of whale is not sighted on your whale watching cruise, you will receive a pass good to return for a Whale Watching Cruise or 1 or 2 Hour Harbor Cruise from Hornblower San Diego.
NOTE: The whale watching vessel cruises in the open ocean. Our yacht is the most comfortable yacht in San Diego, due to stabilizers that greatly reduce the yacht's motion. Still, if seasickness is a concern, getting fresh air on the sun deck or taking over-the-counter anti-seasickness medicine prior to your cruise might help. Click here for FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.
No outside food or beverage is allowed onboard the yacht. For your convenience, we have a fully stocked snack bar and full beverage bar available to purchase on board.
For information on a Hornblower annual pass, click here.
COMBINATION TICKET PACKAGES (Click Here)
Combine your Harbor Cruise or Whale Watching cruise with one of our combo packages for a FULL San Diego sightseeing experience. Choose from ticket packages with one of our great partners: USS Midway Museum, San Diego Natural History Museum or San Diego Maritime Museum.
A BIG THANK YOU for the whale watching set up on Wednesday. Along with the excellent weather we saw at least 8 whales on the Wednesday afternoon sail.. I wanted to mention that I loved the narrative by Captain Eric. He was clear and very easy to understand, presenting just the right information without going "overboard"! Going out annually is almost a religious experience for me and a great refresher as to what our guests can expect to experience. Thank you for making it possible and I look forward to more referrals for this great whale watching season. The referrals are definitely made with great enthusiasm.
– Nancy M
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