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Dolphin & Whale Watching Sunset Cruise

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San Diego, United States
Dolphin & Whale Watching Sunset Cruise
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icon2 to 30 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Enjoy a classic San Diego sunset while spotting whales and dolphins during this wildlife cruise in Mission Bay Park. Travel comfortably on a well-equipped boat with a dedicated and knowledgeable crew. Learn about San Diego's coastal marine mammals as you scan the harbor. Watch the sun set while sailing the shore.
  • A sunset whale and dolphin watching tour in San Diego
  • Ideal for couples and families, tours include a panoramic sunset experience
  • Listen to facts and stories about whales and dolphins while you sail
  • Get a chance to see coastal California's marine mammals in person
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1617 Quivira Rd , 1617 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA 92109, USA

Our ticket / check-in booth address is 1617 Quivira Road, San Diego, CA 92109. It is a small grey booth with a blue awning between H2O rentals and the Fish & Chips shop facing the marina. Click the link for our exact check in location https://goo.gl/maps/2hJEu6fC3pR2

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum Drinking age is 21 Years
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your departure time
  • Kids Go Free October: If you have more than one child traveling per adult, please pay operator directly for additional children at time of travel
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 140 travelers
  • OPERATED BY San Diego Whale Watching LLC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "We were only able to see one whale, but it was worth it." See review

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star-5
Great birthday
Tiauna_T
, Jul 2022
Being on the water with family and seeing the dolphins. It was the best birthday ever, thanks to my Aunt and Daughters
star-5
We did not see a Whale ,...
Natalia_I
, Jul 2022
We did not see a Whale , sad… but in general the trip was good, my kids enjoy it . I lot of fun. Recommend
star-3
Lovely ride, cut a bit short
Keesha_W
, Jul 2022
We really enjoyed the boat ride and seeing the large pod of dolphins swimming next to the boat, but we’re disappointed when we returned to shore almost an hour early. We understood that this was also a sunset cruise and that we would spend a bit more time out in the ocean.
star-3
Many dolphins little chance of seeing whales
Mohamed_I
, Jun 2022
Dolphins only no whales 😔. Tour guide was very informative, we took some nice pictures. Overall nice experience.
star-1
My excursion was...
Angela_H
, Jun 2022
My excursion was cancelled and I have still not received my money back. This app keeps acting like the excursion was never cancelled!
star-5
Worth it
Shekhar_M
, Jun 2022
Amazing experience with 100s of dolphins around the cruise. The crew was very knowledgeable and kept guiding throughout.
star-5
Absolutely phenomenal
Tamara_W
, Jun 2022
It was my first time on the ocean and it was so much fun. The crew was amazing and friendly. Would definitely do it again
star-5
Great experience
Angelika_M
, Jun 2022
We booked the sunset cruise it was canceled but we were able to reschedule for the earlier time the same day. It is definitely cooler out on the ocean and with the sea spray it can get quite chilly. The water was so choppy I didn’t think we would be able to see anything. But we did see a couple of dolphins and a blue whale. It was awesome. I’m so glad we took Dramamine because a few people did get sick. We will be back when our friends come in from Indiana.
star-5
Great fun
Cathleen_F
, May 2022
Saw Sea lions, many dolphins and big blue whale. Recommend trip goers bring jacket or dress warm...or u will be cold
star-4
Dolphins
Christine_D
, May 2022
We were impressed by watching the dolphins, sea lions birds and we saw a sun fish! Brought a warm jacket! (May visit)
star-4
Great boat adventure.
Adam_M
, May 2022
Very fun and educational. Make sure you bring warm clothes or at least a hoodie. But there is food and beverages.
star-3
5/10
Anitra_M
, May 2022
Unfortunately, we didn't see any whales or dolphins. That's understandable and I know the crew can't control that. What could help is if there was some type of narration as we're further out in the water, along with perhaps music. It was a long trip out and between the silence and nausea; this wasn't enjoyable.
star-5
Amazing Experience
lily_t
, Apr 2022
We didn't get to see any whales or dolphins, but still had a great time. The crew members were very friendly. Can't wait to go back.
star-5
Fun
Pedro_S
, Jan 2022
We saw 6 grey whales, some sea lions, and a group of dolphins, it was a very fun experience. I do recommend bringing warm clothes and a pair of sun glasses. However they do have some you can buy on the boat for cheap.
star-1
Not as described
Quentessa_S
, Jan 2022
We didn’t see much of anything no whales and the dolphins we hiding almost. Just a waste of funds. Not worth the cost of when they can’t guarantee.
star-5
Absolutely beautiful
Jo_W
, Aug 2021
Awesome 😎 adventure on the water. Had a wonderful time aboard the vessel. Lots of nice people attending.
star-5
Fantastic!
Linda_H
, Aug 2021
We saw a big blue whale and lots of dolphins! It was amazing. The crew was so friendly and fun too! Our naturalist. She was very informative! I highly recommend this adventure!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Really enjoyable experience!
Christopher_B
, Aug 2021
Really enjoyable experience. All of the crew were really friendly and helpful. We were able to see sea lions, multiple dolphins, and even a blue whale. Would definitely come back to this spot and go again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Missed the boat due to poor communication.
Linda_N
, Aug 2021
We didn't get to do the cruise because the boat left without us. We checked in early but were not given clear instructions where to wait. There was a sign that said "Whale watching wait here," so that is where we stood. Come to find out that sign was for a different company, so we were in the wrong line and our boat left without us. We complained to the operator in the booth and told him he did not make it clear to us where the correct line was. He said he would refund our money, but I haven't received the refund yet. The company did put us on a complimentary sunset harbor cruise that left later in the evening. The harbor cruise was nice, but we were still frustrated we didn't get to go whale watching.
star-5
Very informative
Jerrett_W
, Aug 2021
Very kind and informative cruise, caring crew and Beautiful Pacific Ocean and wild life experience and sun sets are alway amazing on water

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