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Winter Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventure

Winter Whale Watching Cruises Schedule

Whale watching in comfort on a large, fast, comfortable and stable Hornblower whale watching boat. Enjoy LIVE educational narration by Captains and trained Naturalists from the San Diego Natural History Museum. Read about current sightings in the WHALE REPORT.

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Whale watching and dolphin watching in San Diego

I took a friend of mine on the San Diego Whale Watching Trip on Sunday the 28 on the 1:30 PM Trip. We saw many whales, and I believe it was a Humpback Whale that breached so many times, I lost track! One time it was a full breach about 40 yards out from the side of the boat! The Crew was great and I thank them! I did get a picture of a tail, but the timing is the trick! Thanks again.

– Jack B

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

Easy, great day...and we saw more than I expected. Everyone was totally polite, friendly and courteous...even the parking attendant. Joyful experience, and we're already planning to do it again next year. Captain was knowledgeable and patient in his Capt. Ahab day! Thanks!

– Mark E

Captain Bill's commentary was almost as captivating as the whales, plus he sounds exactly like the Dude from The Big Lebowski which was a bonus!! He really made the trip very enjoyable.

– Carla D

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

The captain was very nice specially demonstrating so well to make it enjoyable; me and my wife were so excited to see the whale. It's a life time experience; I already recommended this cruise to my friends; its a must in San Diego.

– Jayasish C

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

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