World famous whale watching aboard a world-famous yacht! San Diego is the best place in the world to see whales, they are just off our coast year-round. Winter brings migrating Gray Whales traveling south to warm Baja Lagoons. Gray Whales then swim north in the spring to cold nutritious Alaskan waters. Sailing aboard the Yacht America offers an interactive and eco-friendly experience, fun for the whole family. Raise 5,900 sq. ft of sail to glide through the San Diego Bay and out to the ocean aboard this magnificent 139 ft Yacht America. Quiet propulsion provides great views of the whales, you can even hear them breath. Water, soda, chips, and granola bars are also included. Feel free to bring your own lunch and drinks for a luxurious picnic.
Last year we had a 99% success rate for watching whales. This marks the first time in San Diego history that any vessel from any operator had a perfect season. One reason is that we only have one trip a day and that gives more time to ensure we are making no compromises in delivering the finest experience every day. No Sea Sickness Guarantee
We want you to get out there which is why we offer the world’s only no sickness guarantee. If you lose your lunch we’ll replace it with a $25 gift certificate. Last year only one out of every 400 guests felt motion sickness. We can make this offer because America is a very stable yacht. So get out there!
We are the greenest operator in San Diego. We go sails up on every trip. We typically motor-sail as we leave the San Diego Bay and then just sail on our return. As such, we consumed less than 1,000 gallons of fuel all of last season. By comparison, one vessel in San Diego’s whale watching fleet consumes over 100 gallons an hour! Our auxiliary engines are the latest generation EPA Tier-3 John Deere 6068AFM85 with the highest tier rating available.
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