- 95 Ratings
Morning Sailing and Whale Watching Tour in San Diego
Set sail in a whale watching adventure over the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean. Stand on deck and look out for gorgeous grey whales as a gusty breeze blows over the bow.
What You Will Do
- Keep your eyes peeled for massive grey whales, who make San Diego a stop on their 10,000 mile migration
- Refuel with onboard snacks and drinks while you relax in the bright sun and cool breeze
- Glide over blue waves on a spacious sailboat complete with modern amenities for a relaxing morning
- 3 hour sailing tour
- Whale Watching Literature
- Beer, white wine and sodas
- Chips, peanuts, cookies, fruit and snack bars
- Blankets and extra jackets
- Binoculars and sun glasses
Please bring a warm, rainproof jacket.
- 95 Ratings
Happy Captain Greg was fantastic and we had the opportunity to see an grey whale, it was great. Thanks for the day!
Excellent experience, highly recommend!
Theo was a great Captain and host. He was very friendly and made sure everyone had a great and safe time. Seeing the wildlife up close on a sailboat with a smaller group was much more satisfying than when we've been on larger vessels.
We had a wonderful Whale Watching sail - weather was wonderful and we were able to see several whales! Our captain was very knowledgeable and provided the perfect mix of interacting with us and allowing us to just enjoy the sailing with our friends. Would definitely recommend!
Happy Captain Greg was wonderful! My mom and I were fortunate to have the boat to ourselves for the whale watching excursion, and it was so much fun. Captain Greg made sure we had a great time, and was awesome about trying really hard to find whales for us to see. Will 100% book again in the future.
We had a fantastic sail out of San Diego and saw loads of sea life including a couple of whales, sealions and loads of dolphins... Would thoroughly recommend for a really relaxing experience on a well maintained yacht. Avoid the big tour boats and enjoy a more personal tour with Sail San Diego
It was very relaxing and enjoyable! Definitely will be back!!
They never fail to impress. Captain Greg was full of knowledge and wit. Can’t wait for my next sail with sail San Diego.
Captain Theo was such a great captain! We had such a fun time!!!
We took our second cruise with Cap'n Greg this January and once again were treated to a wonderful morning of sailing and whale-spotting. We hope that Sail San Diego appreciates the good Cap'n as much as we do.
Why. Because we had a blast. Anthony was a great Sipper and super knowledgeable about the Stewart The ocean and the migration Thanks
- Jean Alain
Super day with Greg.Marvelous sea, quiet when we left the harbor and with a long swell when returning.Greg did everything to offer us a close view of magnificent whales blowing and swimming not far from his 42'sail ship.We will keep those images and situations long in our minds. We do recommend LLC and Greg the captain whom we thank very much for this dedicated tour Alain & Brigitte Jarricot
Anthony was awesome! It was a clear and beautiful day. Water was very placid. We got to see some whales. Perfect!!
We loved our whale watching trip......we didn't see whales, but the dolphin pod was amazing!
We were very happy with our whale watching excursion. Happy Captain Greg was informative and very skilled at maneuvering us in the water so that we had an incredible hour and a half with 4 gray whales. It couldn't have been any better! Would definitely recommend and hope to go out again next year when in the area.
We had a wonderful sailing adventure with Happy Captain Greg! There was plenty of seating, opportunities to move around the boat as we'd like, a bathroom, snacks and drinks, and anything we may have forgotten such as sunblock for more layers. Toward the end of the trip we still hadn't spotted any whales. However, another boat in the area reported a sighting so Captain Greg turned the boat and headed that way even though our time on the trip was pretty much up. He extended the boat trip (since we all were fine with that) so we could see the whales! It was fun to a get a glimpse of them!
Happy Capt Greg and Francine were both very personable. The morning was very pleasant and relaxing on the water. It was our first experience seeing a whale in nature. We learned a lot, really enjoyed ourselves, and would wholeheartedly recommend Sail San Diego. The Steger family
I had a great time. Captain Art was very knowledgeable and personable. He was able to provide information on marine life, local history and sailing. The boat was clean and stocked with snacks and beverages. It was a small group, so there was plently of space. We did not see any whales, but did see some "blows."
great！船长特别nice！是个很好的dj&know how to make people happy～
Captain Scott was great he let us dictate what we would do on the trip and got us really close to whales. I would recommend this tour to my friends and even do it again mysel.
Couldn't have a better captain than Capt Greg.
We ended up having a private sail and we found some whales and followed them! Wonderful experience
TIm Sabo, Pete Weber and myself, Karen Nova had a great trip. It was beautiful and fun and the sailing perfect. Thank you for a great time. Karen
Anthony was an amazing captain, very knowledgeable and experienced. I could not imagine a better experience! 5+stars!!
This was the best way to see San Diego and of course the migration. Thank you Happy Captain Greg!
It was amazing!
We had a good trip. Captain Happy Greg was awesome. The boat and on-board accommodations were also very good. While we did see and follow a whale, I was a little disappointed that we were so far away. I totally respect the need to distance the boat from the whale’s path, but I didn’t realize how far away we would be. You definately want to have a good pair of binoculars.
Fabulous time indeed! Had a blast watching whales and sailing with Capt. Greg.
Capitan Art was amazing, he knows a lot about the local marine life, geology, and sailing itself. He placed us on the right spots all the time. We could see other boats missing the whales, but not us! He thought is how to search for the whales “footprints” and how to find them on their breathing cicles, só it was very easy to spot them and catch good shots! The boat was very comfortable and the sailing on our way back was amazing!
It would have been good to have more information on the whales, kinds, habits. I had to ask question to get the basic information. Captain was very good with the boat, friendly, knowledgeable about the navy structures, trading dolfins etc.
After a lot of research, I chose Sail San Diego and I hit the spot! Small group in a nice boat. It was a great and successful trip, thanks to the greatest captain : Happy Captain Greg! He drove nicely on a buffeted sea, and we were always ahead of the others. He let me try to sail and was professional and funny! Thanks a lot for the wonderful experience! I've came back later to gave him a tip (sorry! I forgot the tip thing here in USA, and you really deserved it H. C. Greg) Hope they make the delivery to your box!
A great morning! I put a review on trip advisor. We loved it and Lee was very communicative and informed! This was a gift from our children and we highly recommend it. The craft was perfect: we had the perfect day; saw whales and dolphins; glassy seas with enough wind to have full sails on the return trip. We'll be back and ask for Lee again.
Absolutely amazing, my wife and I would highly recommend Sail San Diego! Captain Shon was a great captain and fun to chat with; it was the highlight of our trip to San Diego!
Everything about our trip was as perfect as could be. Captain Greg was born to do his job and could not have been more friendly, professional, knowledgeable and any other superlatives that we could come up with. Good on ya, and keep up the good work.
Capt. Art was amazing. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Newer boat that was clean. People we were with must not have eaten for a week, consumed copious amounts of snacks and drinks.
Beautiful location, beautiful boat, nicely stocked with snacks and drinks, and Captain Shon was awesome! Libed the entire experience. I would do it again and recommend your company.
Cant Greg was great!