Oceanside Adventures

Oceanside Adventures is a luxury Whale Watching company located in front of the historic Light House in Oceanside Harbor.   Each year whales pass by Oceanside on their way to Baja to breed. Come out with them for an adventure of Dolphin and Whale Watching in Oceanside. The trips are 2 hours and are great for families, couples, private parties, and corporate events; for anyone and everyone who loves the ocean or the wildlife, this adventure is perfect!

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Oceanside Adventures

 

Let’s Visit Oceanside, a beautiful city located along the northern coast of San Diego County, both a surfer’s haven and a family-oriented community. The centerpiece of this charming city is the Oceanside Harbor. The Harbor is a wonderful place to stroll, rent a boat, wave runner, or kayak. Take an AWE inspiring Whale Watching cruise with Oceanside Adventures. The trips are 2 hours and are great for anyone and everyone who loves the ocean or the wildlife you may encounter. In the village, you’ll find a collection of specialty shops and one-of-a-kind restaurants and bars. The wood-framed buildings, steep shingle roofs, and lighthouse bring to mind an east coast fishing village. A visit to Oceanside Harbor and Harbor Village is a wonderful way to spend the day with your family.

 

 

Wyland Custom Graphics for Oceanside Adventures Luxury Catamaran

Ocreanside Adventures

Renowned environmental artist WYLAND recently finished designing a custom wrap for the Oceanside Adventures Luxury Catamaran. Wyland, a champion for the ocean environment depicts a mother and her baby humpback whale with a bottlenose dolphin in the kelp forest, sprinkled with Garibaldi, the official state marine fish of California. Not only does the boat look sharp, it has just been repowered with two new Suzuki 250 outboard motors by Cal-Kona Marine, Inc. in Oceanside, CA. This will allow more speed which gives a wider area for their 2 hours Whale & Dolphin Cruises.

Oceanside Adventures
4.7
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Donna Cerar
Donna Cerar
19:27 12 Sep 20
They got us right to the perfect spot. We saw several different whales and a super pod of common dolphins. It was well... worth it! Price was fair, nice boat, felt safe the entire time and well as a great experience. Don't forget to tip your deck hand. They deserve it!read more
Susan Hofer
Susan Hofer
10:42 08 Sep 20
A nice boat ride! No whales but loved watching dolphins and sea lions! Birds were abundant, too.
Michelle Mills
Michelle Mills
21:20 06 Sep 20
My 21 year old son and I went out for the 2 hour excursion yesterday. I love being on the water no matter what, so I... enjoyed the time much more than on a crowded beach. We didn’t see a whale and only saw only a handful of dolphins. Still, it was nice to see those dolphins and again, something you don’t see from the crowded beach. It was a budget friendly, family friendly outing and I think if you keep your expectations low in terms of what sea life you come across, you will find it an enjoyable way to spend a couple hours! The guys were professional, and Chris was a great crew hand/bartender... friendly and knowledgeable. I think it’s important to support these businesses during COVID. Btw, the boat was very clean and they followed all protocols.read more
Dianne Lehoux Smith
Dianne Lehoux Smith
23:40 17 Aug 20
Rented a boat and had a birthday party, a great time in the harbor. Rental area was well organized good instructions on... what was allowed and not allowed. We had the boat for 2 hours.read more
Heath
Heath
21:59 10 Aug 20
We had the most amazing time on this whale watching tour! From check-in until disembarking the boat, the staff was... outstanding and such a pleasure to sail with. The boat was spotless, the crew was fun and informative, the weather was perfect, the seas weren't too choppy, and we saw tons of dolphins. The captain really went out of his way to navigate us to the best location possible to look for marine life. I sincerely cannot wait to go on this tour again and highly recommend checking them out! Thanks so much!read more
Alexandre Beloussov
Alexandre Beloussov
00:28 08 Aug 20
We have been on whale watching tours before and learned to lower our expectation of seeing wild sea life to being able... to spot just a few sea lions and a couple of dolphins. That is what we set out to have for this tour. Our 6-year-old son likes boats and was excited to just be on a boat in an open ocean. Never did we expect to see not one, but *two* blue whales. Sure, that was a luck of a draw, but the crew's reaction and subsequent service was unexpected. First, one would never suspect that a boat like that could go THAT fast. Why were we going fast? Because the Captain (or "boat driver guy" as he introduced himself) was attempting to get the best possible view of the blue whales w/o disturbing or annoying the mammals. He was knowledgeable about the breathing cycle and behaviors of the whales and each time they dove, he was trying to rush to a place where he expected them to come up for air. He was right 100% of the time. It also appeared that the board was equipped with a sonar device and he was able to detect the depth and the animals under the boat - that is a huge positive difference compared to other whale watching tours. Being able to see what's going on under the boat is essential to spotting wild life, I think. To top that off, both the Captain and the First Mate where so stocked to see the whales, they were willing to forgo their break to continue chasing the pair. Prior to committing to a longer trip, Captain did ask us if there was any objections. There were none and we were able to find, take pictures and videos of the whales couple more times. This was outstanding!!!Crew qas very processional and friendly. They were also welcoming. What stood out was that they were passionate about studying the wild sea life behavior and habits and what seemed more so than the passengers of the vessel. Goes w/o saying, the vessel (including the bathroom) was clean and we observed the crew dis-infecting all surfaces before we embarked. This was also a plus a Covid-19 era. We highly recommend Oceanside Adventures for your next whale watching tour. While it is not guaranteed that whales can be seen, however, what is guaranteed that if one (or two) are spotted, the crew will make every accommodation to ensure the best possible viewing opportunity of the citing.read more
Donovan Black
Donovan Black
00:35 18 Jul 20
Great spot to score a kayak SUP or boat. Folks are always great and easy to deal with.
Rachel Mosley
Rachel Mosley
01:24 23 Jun 20
Saw thousands of dolphins and witnessed a dolphin super pod. Dolphins in every direction, it was really amazing and... beautiful. The staff was nice and helpful, especially after I got motion sickness halfway through. Gave me remedies to help and continuously made sure I was ok.read more
Karina Nava
Karina Nava
20:45 22 Jun 20
Went on a quick weekend trip with my kids to Oceanside and was looking into things to do and found this whale and... dolphin watching. Bought the tickets online for the next days trip. Only 20 tickets are sold per trip due to the Covid19 rules. We did had to keep our masks on while on board and they made us put on some hand sanitizer before going on board. Which was great to see them following the guidelines. We didn’t see any whales but did see sea lions and many pods of dolphins. Definitely recommend and we would definitely do this again. Awesome staff and very clean boat. FYI they do have a bathroom on board which is a must when going out with kids .read more
RJ Tiffany
RJ Tiffany
06:55 29 Feb 20
The staff was nice and were knowledgeable about the ocean life. It was a nice experience and our first time out at sea... on the boat. The sunset was spectacular!read more
Mohammad Chaichi
Mohammad Chaichi
01:47 10 Feb 20
Great people, great experience. Went back a week later to ask if we could get back on one of the boats to take a... picture because we'd forgotten to the first time and they were really cool about it. Appreciated it greatly, wish them the best!read more
Shawn Quinn
Shawn Quinn
19:30 01 Sep 19
That was really fun. Crew was awesome and the captain had a bunch of animal facts to get you even more involved. We... had a chance at a Minke whale viewing but it didn't resurface. But we did sail with a pod of 200+ common dolphins. Done on time for lunch. Can't wait to go back again early next year to have a chance at a grey whale sighting.read more
Cindy Benson
Cindy Benson
22:48 03 Jun 19
Amazing! Saw a bunch of dolphins and sea lions. It was such an easy process to board. Fun and super special. If... you're looking for a great adventure, definitely take this tour!read more
Christine Fenimore
Christine Fenimore
05:33 06 May 19
We had such a beautiful experience! It was a bit chilly because a majority of the boat is shaded, but the crew was nice... and played great music on our way out to sea. Although we didn't see any whales, the boat ride alone was worth it! And honestly seeing 500+ dolphins was definetly worth the money! I highly recommend!read more
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