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San Diego Whale Watching Cruises

970 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

Region: Downtown

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Date: December 14, 2013 - April 28, 2014

Time: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Cruising twice daily: 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM.

Price: Starting At:
Adult: $37
Child 4-12: $18.50

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Come aboard on the 3.5 hour Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventure on Hornblower Cruises & Events. Experience marine wildlife up close and personal on the large , fast and stable watching boat in San Diego! Experience live educational narration by expert captains and the trained docents called Whalers from the San Diego Natural History Museum (theNat). Season ends April 28th. Check out the latest sights of whales from our Captains!

What You Get

  • 3.5 hour whale watching cruise off Point Loma (you will go out to sea)
  • Opportunity to spot whales, dolphins, sea lions and other marine wildlife
  • You could see several kinds of whales, mostly Gray Whales however, last year we saw , Humpback Whales, Fin Back Whales, Sperm Whales, Minke Whales and Blue Whales during the season
  • We see dolphins, sometimes hundreds of dolphins at a time; we've spotted four varieties of Dolphins in the past also: Common Dolphins, Pacific White Sided Dolphins, Risso's Dolphins and Bottle Nosed Dolphins
  • An exclusive look at local environmental efforts
  • Professional live narration by our expert captains and Whalers from San Diego Natural History Museum
  • Snack bars featuring hot food and snacks, full bar and souvenirs
  • Climate-controlled indoor seating
  • Views of famous San Diego landmarks

Whale Guarantee

If whales are not sighted on your cruise, you will have the opportunity to come back another time at no cost! Check out the whale report:

Whale Description

The average size of a gray whale is approximately nine to 15 meters (30-50 feet) long, and it may weigh up to 32,000 kg (35 tons). Seen from above, its body tapers at both ends, and is a dark slate color that can appear mottled gray. Generally, so many barnacles and whitish scars appear on older whales that the original slate color is almost obscured. The baleen plates are less than 0.5 meters (20 inches) long, yellowish to white with yellowish-white bristles. There are typically 130 - 180 baleen plates on each side of the mouth. Two to five shallow grooves furrow the underside of the throat. The gray whale has no dorsal fin, but a series of low round humps are present on the rear portion of the back. The spout is not very distinctive, rising low and quickly, usually reaching a height of three meters (10 feet), but it may go as high as 6 meters (20 feet).

Whale Report:

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