Our Company

Our Story

Our Purpose
Our purpose at San Diego Whale Watch is simple, to help educate about our waters. San Diego Whale Watch started as the only year round whale watching company in San Diego with the mission of bringing people and our Pacific wildlife together. Many residents of Southern California are aware of the gray whale migration that happens during our winter months but very few know of the blue whale migration in the summer. Our goal is to ensure our community is able to experience our wildlife year round while learning something along the way.

Our Boat

The Privateer began her early years in Provincetown, MA (the extreme tip of Cape Cod) as the first ever whale watching boat on the East Coast!! Though she was built as a whale watching boat, she was originally used as a sport fishing boat. However, the fisherman spent more time marveling over whales in the ocean that they changed the focus of the boat to solely whale watching. After 10 years in Provincetown, MA the Privateer moved to a new home in Gloucester, MA. And after 28 years of providing countless magnificent whale watching memories on the east coast, the Privateer decided to make a move to warmer weather. Just recently, in May 2011 to be exact, she made the 4 week voyage down the Atlantic and through the Panama Canal to be a part of our San Diego family. With a large platform she can hold 149 guests and provides the smoothest ride on the ocean. The Privateer has roomy outdoor decks which allow for tons of viewing space. She is equipped with the state of the art electronics and is Coast Guard certified for your safety. Be a part of the Privateer’s splendor and make your own magnificent memory.

Our Community

All of us at San Diego Whale Watch are very proud to be located in America’s Finest City. In order to maintain the beauty that surrounds us, we conduct organized beach clean-ups every other month. See below for more information on our next beach clean-up. If you’d like to be a part of our clean-up efforts, please email contact@sdwhalewatch.com to RSVP and we will send out more details.

February 2017

Ocean Beach Pier • February 25th • 9:00-11:00 am

May 2017

South Mission Beach Park • May 20th • 9:00-11:00 am

August 2017

Pacific Beach Tourmaline • August 5th • 9:00-11:00 am

November 2017

Ocean Beach Dog Beach • November 11th • 9:00-11:00 am