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San Diego Whale Watching

A Breaching Baby Gray Whale in San Ignacio Lagoon, in Baja Mexic

A winter visit to San Diego offers the opportunity to experience nature’s most magnificent creatures up close—gray whales. These gentle giants are roughly the width of a basketball court. From December through April, over 20,000 gray whales make the 10,000 mile round-trip journey from Alaska to Baja California, where the females give birth to their calves.


Hornblower, Flagship, SD Seal Tours, and Next Level Sailing all offer spectacular whale watching tours on comfortable boats. The experienced boat captains know exactly where to find gray whales and trained naturalists narrate your wonderful whale watching experience. 


Flagship Cruises & Events

Join Birch Aquarium naturalists and Flagship Cruises & Events as they venture out for twice-daily cruises to locate gray whales on their annual round trip migration from December through April. Flagship Cruise & Events  619-234-4111




Hornblower Cruises & Events

With Hornblower you will be treated to a live narration by an experienced captain and on-board naturalist from San Diego Natural History MuseumYou’ll be able to stay cozy and comfortable with both indoor and outdoor seating and a snack bar featuring hot food, a full bar, and souvenirs. Hornblower Cruises and Events  (855) 552-9051

Next Level Sailing

Next Level Sailing offers a unique ‘No seasickness guarantee’ thanks to their engineless mode of travel. In addition Next Level Sailing trips include free entry to the famous Maritime Museum of San Diego. Next Level Sailing  (800) 644-3454

 H & M Landing

In the Whale Watching business for more than 50 years, these pros are sure to provide a safe and comfortable voyage. They provide outdoor and indoor seating, 
galley lounges with hot food and beverage service. H&M Landing (619)-222-1144

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