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San Diego Whale Watching

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

If you’ve never had the opportunity to go whale watching, now is the time to do it, during your visit to San Diego. With 70 miles of coastline directly in the migration path of 20,000 gray whales on their way to Baja California to give birth to their calves, San Diego is one of the best places in the world to see these giant mammals in their own environment. You’ll be awed by their size—they are nearly the width of a basketball court. There are several San Diego companies that offer whale watching cruises. You’ll want to select a year-round company because their operators understand and appreciate the whales’ migration patterns and will make sure you have the best whale-watching experience of your life. Hornblower Cruises & Events, Flagship Cruises & EventsNext Level Sailing, Xplore Offshore and H & M Landing are proud to offer whale-watching tours where you can have a close-up look at these magnificent, awe-inspiring creatures. 


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


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


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


Xplore Offshore

From the safety and comfort of a specially built ocean raft, a Coast Guard-certified staff you be able to view the whales at what we call see level. Xplore Offshore  (858) 456-1636

 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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