Sightings All Year

We were the first company in San Diego to offer whale watching all year long!

When you come out with us, you are guaranteed a great time observing San Diegos’ amazing marine life with our friendly and knowledgeable crew.

Always Something New To See

We are lucky enough to see a few resident species that frequent our coast, year-round, in addition to some seasonal visitors. There is always something different to see throughout the entire year!

An Unforgettable Experience

When you book a trip with us, prepare for the best whale watching in San Diego! Whether you are from the Southern California area or coming from any location around the world, it is well worth the trip for this whale watching tour that never goes out of season!

Nature: Up Close & Personal

Not only will our impeccably friendly crew provide you with sightings of whales and dolphins, but you will also be treated to an educational experience from the Marine Biologists on board as they tell you all about the animals that visit San Diego water!

An Adventure For The Whole Family

Our on-staff Marine Biologists will, of course, have endless wildlife facts to share with passengers of all ages. We share a love for educating young minds about the beautiful marine ecosystem San Diego has to offer. If you or your family can’t wait to learn, take a look at our educational links to fill up on whale facts before your trip!

Whale Watching

When you book a trip with us, get ready for the best whale watching in San Diego!

Field Trips

We believe in the importance of utilizing the wonderful natural resource of the Pacific Ocean and educating our children on the various marine life which inhabit it.

Private Events

What better way to celebrate your next big occasion than on the beautiful waters of the Pacific Ocean.

What We See

Learn more about what you will see on your trip. Our website has a wealth of information on the amazing animals that we see.


Take advantage of our weekday specials to have the same great Whale Watching experience at a discount.

Recent Sightings

Updates on marine life sightings during our tours. Come and “sea” for yourself!

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sunset Cruise

Whether you are looking for cruise activities that provide a romantic outing, or a unique way to enjoy the evening sunset for a family cruise, our Dolphin & Whale Watching Sunset Cruise is sure to please!

San Diego Whale Watching

San Diego Whale Watch offers the premier whale watching experience in Southern California. Our experienced crew know exactly how to track down and show you the amazing whales and dolphins off of San Diego’s beautiful coast. Your whale watching cruise is available at an affordable price on our fantastic boat, the Privateer. She is the first boat in San Diego used solely for whale watching. Also, we are the first company in San Diego that offers whale watching all year long. Not only that, but when you go with us, you are guaranteed a good time with our legendary whale guarantee. If you don’t see a whale or a dolphin on your trip, you can join us for free on another tour.

For safety reasons, children under 2 are not permitted. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Private Parties & Corporate Events

We at San Diego Whale Watch believe in the importance of utilizing the wonderful natural resource of the Pacific Ocean and educating our children on the various marine life which inhabit it. Students will gain a broad understanding of whales in terms of migratory patterns, size differences, feeding behavior and communication. We will also cover environmental factors, endangered species and how we can all help save them from extinction.

Education Beyond the Classroom

Are you looking for a truly unique setting to host your next corporate event? Why not go whale watching!!! San Diego Whale Watch is committed to making your next corporate event a success. With a large platform and steel construction, the Privateer can hold 149 people and provides the smoothest ride on the ocean. She has roomy outdoor decks which will provide you with the space you need to host a company event you’ll never forget. Whether you’re entertaining clients, hosting a networking social, or having a company meeting, we have just the venue for you. Our event coordinator has over 10 years experience in hosting corporate events and will help you create a customized event to suit your company’s needs.

For more detailed information please email us at [email protected].