San Diego Private Family Whale Adventure
85 Ratings
San Diego
Embark on a thrilling private family whale adventure in San Diego. Cruise in a luxurious family limo on the water with a licensed captain, equipped with safety measures and an observation tower.
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Tailwalker Whale & Dolphin Adventures - We will explore the waters off the Beautiful San Diego Coastline in Search of all different types of Whales, Dolphins and other Sea Animals. This “VIP/Private” Tour will put you right in the middle of all the Action to see these Amazing Creatures “Up Close” and in the Front Row!!

“This is the absolute Best VIP/Private Whale Watching Experience in San Diego!!”

For over 14 years, We have offered VIP/Private” Family Whale & Dolphin Adventures, Offshore Eco-Tours and Sunset Bay Cruises in San Diego.

What's Included
  • Safety equipment provided
  • Complimentary bottled water
What's Not Included
  • **3 Passenger Min for a “Private Charter” (3 adult tickets must be purchased or the $ equivalent)
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

For over ten years, we have exclusively provided San Diego with VIP/Private, Family-oriented Whale/Dolphin Expeditions!!

Enjoy a personal ‘Family Yacht’ experience, on the open seas with a Licensed USCG Captain in charge!!

Fully compliant with current operating permits and USCG safety requirements.

Comfortable Enclosed Cabin featuring Captain chairs and a complete restroom.

A 3-seater Observation Tower on deck for an exhilarating view!

Tailwalker Whale & Dolphin Adventures
Quivira Road
You have a "VIP/Private boat just for your Family/Group". We will personally meet you at "The Market" Cafe located directly behind the Hyatt Mission Bay. (In front of the Commercial Docks)
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
(85 Ratings)
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Feb 13, 2024
Best Boat with a great view - Captain Rick is the best. We saw gray whale, seals and sea lion. We have awesome video, but not able to upload here🤷🏻‍♀️
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jan 4, 2024
So much better than Sea World! - We loved seeing a juvenile grey whale and it was so exciting! It was great sitting up high looking for marine life. We had a great time!
Review provided by Viator
Nov 6, 2023
Worth every penny thank you - We seen a hump back whale several times. He was a juvenile absolutely beautiful I would recommend this to anyone the best money we spent so far on our vacation absolutely beautiful thank you.
Review provided by Viator
Oct 26, 2023
Excellent activity, nice between size boat that has high bench seat for outstanding viewing. Captain great - I went with my family: wife, 9 year old daughter, and mother in law. We didn't see whales but had a nice tour and just when we were to head back we came upon a dolphin pod, really amazing. Of course it's mostly random luck what you see but the captain was very knowledgeable and truly excited to share that knowledge. I liked its size, 6 person max, in between the rubber dinghy size and the large tour boats. It seems way more stable and comfortable than the rubber boats. Unusually it had a high bench seat above the cabin where we (not abuela) spent the tour. It's the single biggest advantage this tour had in addition to friendly experienced safety-oriented captain. I highly recommend
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Sep 24, 2023
Family - The beautiful views our family saw, we will cherish them forever. Captain Rich was very knowledgable and went the extra mile to ensure we enjoyed our trip.
Review provided by Viator
Aug 2, 2023
Dolphins Everywhere! - Imagine being surrounded by a thousand dolphins! Captain Rich was able to locate them and give us an unforgettable experience! My son was able to touch two from the front of the boat. Though the whales were shy, the dolphins put on a show! Fantastic day!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jul 19, 2023
Incredible! The dolphins... - Incredible! The dolphins and the whales were breathtaking! Captain was so knowledgeable and gave us every opportunity to enjoy the marine life around us.
Review provided by Viator
Jun 12, 2023
Amazing experience - Saw 5 different Blue Whales..and got around dolphin feeding on a bait ball. Riding the bow while the dolphin swam next to the boat and the tower observation seats made it a special experience.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jun 16, 2023
Great experience! - The experience was amazing. We were able to see blue whales. We didn’t get great pictures, but it was breathtaking.
Review provided by Viator
Jun 2, 2023
Definitely saw whales, but be prepared! It’s a long, old, choppy ride out there! - We enjoyed the experience of going out to see the Fin Whales, and are happy we did this excursion. But, in the future it might be a good idea to put more information on the description. We had difficulties finding the boat as the ‘Mission Bay marina behind the Hyatt’ was huge and very crowded. We called them, and it was worked out. Also, for us non-west coasters a bit of warning on weather and how to dress would’ve been useful. We were freezing, and it’s hours long. The tour also never mentions a straight drive out for approximately 9 miles to get to the whales. It was rough, cold and caused lots of seasickness even though we took Dramamine. Overall, it was nice to see the whales, but I wouldn’t do it again as it was too cold and too far out.
Review provided by Viator
Select Date and Tickets
minimum 3 guests
up to 12 guests
3 Adult
April 2024