San Diego Sunset Cruise: Dolphin & Whale Watching
134 Ratings
San Diego

Embark on our Sunset Cruise from the picturesque Mission Bay in the heart of San Diego, CA. Our cordial and seasoned crew helps you spot majestic whales and dolphins, presenting an informative session to learn about these marine creatures frequenting the seas near San Diego harbor. The voyage is crowned with a captivating San Diego sunset.

Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Mission Bay Park - This tour was designed specifically for nature lovers seeking wildlife while taking in a beautiful sunset. Our Dolphin and Whale Watching Sunset Cruise offers the best way to experience Mother Nature at her finest. Our friendly and experienced crew provides you with sightings of beautiful whales & dolphins while educating you about these amazing animals that live right off of our coast. To top it off, this cruise ends with a beautiful San Diego sunset. Whether you are looking for a romantic outing, or a unique way to enjoy the evening sunset, our dolphin & whale watching sunset cruise is sure to please.
What's Included
  • Certified Guide
What's Not Included
  • (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities
Additional Information
  • 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
1617 Quivira Rd
Quivira Road
Our ticket / check-in booth address is 1617 Quivira Road, San Diego, CA 92109. It is a small grey booth between H2O rentals and the Fish & Chips shop facing the marina.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(134 Ratings)
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Mar 2, 2024
Dolphins - Seeing the dolphins dance. The crew and guide we good. The guide was very knowledgeable. Saw a nice sunset. Met folks from our home town in Maine.
Review provided by Viator
Jan 9, 2024
The entire trip was... - The entire trip was phenomenal. We unfortunately did not get to see any whales or dolphins but the crew was amazing. Very informative and led the trip great. It was a beautiful trip on the sea
Review provided by Viator
Jan 6, 2024
First time SoCal whale watchers - Very laid back vibe yet professional and committed to finding us the grey whale and dolphin pod that we saw - knowledgeable, friendly and informative in a great way - highly recommend!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Dec 20, 2023
Killer whales oh my! - We had a marvelous experience! We watched five killer whales (cub, juveniles, mama, and adult males) frolicking for an hour outside of the harbour. What beautiful creatures! We didn’t see much else since killer whales are referred to as “killer” for a reason. The other sea life steered clear except for a single sea lion hiding close to our boat. We were told this was a rare siting which was confirmed on the local, nightly news who had helicopter coverage of the whales. .
Review provided by Viator
Dec 10, 2023
Dolphin stampede! - There were so many dolphins, we couldn't believe it! They were having so much fun! Amazing tour all around. Great staff.
Review provided by Viator
Dec 4, 2023
Lovely sunset - Beautiful sunset to behold. No whales seen on our excursion , but such is nature. We did enjoy seeing many dolphins in the wild. Very cold and choppy on the sea so be prepared. Nice boat.
Review provided by Viator
Nov 21, 2023
Great Experience - For my 85 year old mother, visiting brother, and myself, it was a WONDERFUL experience! The staff was friendly and informative. We were especially blessed to see 5-6 whales which we were told is unusual and happens about once per season. The dolphins provided great hosptality, keeping us amused with their 1/2 moon jumps. Highly recommend this adventure.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 12, 2024
dissapointing - Only a few dolphins were seen, froma a distance. The ship departed half an hour after the scheduled hour and the trip was boring and tather uncomfortable. Not a comment during the sailing excepting when the dolphins were seen. I understand it is not the best season to see whales but the crew could have done more to compensate that.
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Nov 8, 2023
Be sure it’s a season before to pay for it - Disappointment . Half the people vomited. It would be good to warn that it will be so painful. We spent three hours searching through the waves and we didn’t see any whales or dolphins. Local people said that this was not the season and there was a suspicion that they were simply doing business with us, knowing that it was unlikely to see the declared animals in November. disappointment . it was my birthday Friendly people work on the boat .
Review provided by Viator
Nov 10, 2023
No whales - Went there without sporting anything. No whales, no dolphins. So unfortunately, that was nothing special.
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Select Date and Tickets
up to 15 guests
1 Adult
May 2024