San Diego Whale Watching Cruise: Year-Round Whale Spotting Experience
1,810 Ratings
San Diego
Experience year-round whale spotting on our San Diego whale watching cruise. Join us aboard the Yacht America for a thrilling adventure with experienced guides and the chance to see gray whales, blue whales, fin whales, humpback whales, dolphins, sea lions, and naval activity.
Duration: 4 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Next Level Sailing - We sail past North Island Naval Air Station, US Navy Base Point Loma, Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma Lighthouse to see many dolphins and whales.
What's Included
  • 4.5-hr sailing cruise
  • Free Parking with convenient check-in
  • Complimentary snacks and sodas onboard
  • Guarantee against seasickness
  • Whale sighting guarantee or sail again for free
  • Bring layers for warmth
  • Multiple trip times with specific check-in windows
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Additional Information

In San Diego, whale watching is a year-round activity! Our expert team at Next Level Sailing guarantees a premier experience, with such skilled guides that we achieved a 100 percent success rate in detecting the King of the Deep during the winter season.

Recognized as one of the top outdoor experiences in San Diego, the period for watching gray whales lasts from mid-December through April. Blue and fin whales appear from April to August as they come to feed. Humpback and minke whales can be spotted at any time of year, especially during the spring, summer, and fall months. From our 141-foot sailing yacht, the Yacht America, you’ll witness a multitude of whales in their natural environment. We frequently encounter dolphins, sea lions, a wealth of naval activity, and don’t be shocked to see an F-18 soaring above!

Pack along your own picnic, invite your friends and family, and spend an unforgettable day on the ocean waves!

  • Please call if you have a wheelchair so we can discuss the boarding options as we have had guests with wheelchairs enjoy this experience. We do have 5 steps in order to board the vessel. There is a single step in the deck. Please call Thank you!
Next Level Sailing
Shelter Island Drive
Check in opens an hour before departure time and closes 30 minutes before departure. Check in flag located across the street from the Best Western Island Palms Hotel and Blue Wave Bar & Grill. Please look at Inclusions/Exclusions for specific check in times. Abundant free parking at our location!
Cancellation Policy

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

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up to 9 guests
1 Adult
April 2024