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San Diego Whale & Dolphin Watching Cruises

Premium Whale Watching featuring Gray Whales

San Diego is one of the best locations to watch whales year-round! There's no need to travel one hour north to Newport Beach or Dana Point to go whale watching when there are convenient boats departing from downtown San Diego! Gray Whales migrate winter-spring from feeding grounds in Alaskan waters to calving lagoons in Baja California and back. In summer, the legendary Blue Whales- the largest animals on Earth- commonly feed offshore of the San Diego coast along with Humpback Whales. We often see other species such as Fin Whales, Pilot Whales and even Killer Whales on our Hornblower Whale Watching boat cruises! See the Whale Report! This is what's going on now with whales and dolphins off San Diego coast. https://sandiegowhalewatching.com/ 

 

Neighborhood: Downtown

City Cruises
970 N Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 686-8715
sd@hornblower.com

Date & Time

Mar 8 - Apr 25, 2021
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Cruise Times: 9:30 am - 1 pm & 1:30 pm-5 pm
Recurs every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Price

Mon.-Fri. $45 adults, Sat./Sun. $50 adults

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Getting there

970 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Pier 2: 970 North Harbor Drive (At USS MIDWAY)
San Diego, CA 92101

Ticket Booth Hours: 8:30 AM - 7 PM (Mon - Sun)

* IMPORTANT PLEASE READ:Hornblower operates two boarding locations on the waterfront, located 1/2 mile apart. Please refer to your RESERVATION CONFIRMATION for the address of your correct Boarding Location. Please be advised that parking is limited in this area (see Port of SD)

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HOME*GROWN*FUN

Jun 11 - Jul 4, 2021

Oh, how we missed you last year!

We just couldn't let another summer come and go without celebrating San Diego and all of the wonderful food & agriculture, arts & talent, business & innovation, and all-around FUN of our community.

So while we're still masked up and six-feet apart, we're rolling up our sleeves and getting back to our roots for HOME*GROWN*FUN, presented by the San Diego County Fair.

Smaller in scale than the fair and limited in attendance, HOME*GROWN*FUN will offer a taste of your fair favorites–including shopping, food concessionaires, a Ferris wheel and carousel, agricultural-themed exhibits, demonstrations, contests and "edu-tainment" designed to educate and delight families looking to get outside for some real-life, in-person and down-home fun.

Let's get growing again, San Diego!

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Del Mar Racing Season

Jul 16 - Sep 6, 2021

San Diego horse racing takes place where the "turf meets the surf" at the Del Mar Racetrack. Fans flock to the track each summer to wager on their favorite horses during the popular, annual Del Mar Racetrack racing season, mid-July - early-September. Be part of the magic and nostalgia of this long-time horse race tradition dating back to 1937 when Bing Crosby greeted the first guests, and Seabiscuit won by a nose in the infamous race in 1938. This season features the nation's top racehorses, trainers and jockeys, and plenty of fun in the sun.

 

Friday, July 16 - Labor Day, September 6, 2021

Racing Thursdays - Sunday, and Labor Day Monday.

First Post 2 PM most racing days, 4 PM on Fridays. 

 

*dates and times subject to change. Visit DelMarRacing.com for up to date information.

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Chauffeured Vineyard Adventure

Mar 24, 2021 - ongoing

Available Wednesday - Sunday until SELL OUT - Start time: Approx. 11:00 am

Includes:

  *   Approx. 6 hour VIP guided adventure to stunning and unique local vineyards.

  *   Ample tastings and large pours of local wines.

  *   Entertaining commentary on local history, and viticulture.

  *   Door-to-door transportation (from most San Diego locations).

  *   Wine tasting appreciation presentation, and guided winery tour.

  *   Delicious Winery Meal.

  *   Complete coordination by San Diego Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours.

 

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Old Town Tales, Tacos and Tequila

Mar 24, 2021 - ongoing

Considered the birthplace of California, join us to explore San Diego's most historic neighborhood by hearing stories about the different groups who lived here, seeing where they lived and worked, and ending the experience by enjoying some food and drink from the neighborhood's most celebrated occupants.

Tour Highlights

Explore San Diego’s most historic neighborhood

Learn about the indigenous people who called San Diego home thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers

Take a short hike up Presidio Hill to where the Spanish first settled over 250 years ago

Find out how life changes once the Americans arrive and establish a new government

Choose from a vast selection of tequila varieties at an authentic tequileria that boasts a collection of thousands in its museum

End your experience enjoying delicious gourmet street tacos

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HOME*GROWN*FUN

Jun 11 - Jul 4, 2021
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Del Mar Racing Season

Jul 16 - Sep 6, 2021
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Chauffeured Vineyard Adventure

Mar 24, 2021 - ongoing
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Old Town Tales, Tacos and Tequila

Mar 24, 2021 - ongoing
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