June 11, 2019

Cetacean Tuesday! Both trips were packed with lots of action and multiple species sightings!Our morning trip started off a little foggy, with limited visibility. As we ventured further west, the conditions changed as we spotted a pod of Offshore Bottlenose dolphins!...

May 28, 2019

Colossal Tuesday! We had an incredible day on the water. As we exit the jetties, we encountered a small group of inshore Bottlenose dolphins that were traveling south bound. We continued our search and got very lucky to see several pods of short-beaked and long-beaked...

May 14, 2019

Blue sky, blue water and Blue Whales surrounded us this morning! In addition to a few scattered pods of up to ~50 Common Dolphins in total, we spotted massive spout after spout along the horizon. Each and every blow appeared to be that of a Blue Whale. While...

May 12, 2019

The sky may have been a bit gray today but the whales were BLUE! Blue Whales are circling San Diego water RIGHT NOW! We don't want to call it too soon but we are itching to exclaim that the Blue Whale season of 2019 has officially begun. As a perfect fit for Mother's...

May 11, 2019

We hung out with the largest and second largest whales on the planet today! During the morning trip, we pointed our nose to the SW in search of wildlife. We found a pod of ~25 Common dolphins right in the middle of a feeding frenzy! We continued on to find a Harbor...

May 10, 2019

The cetacean sightings started right out of the gate this morning. Just as we left the jetties we had 3 inshore bottlenose dolphins guiding us west towards splashes in the distance. The splashes were coming from a large and spread out pod of common dolphins and...

May 9, 2019

We ventured off into the Pacific Ocean this morning in the hopes that we could find some sunshine and whales! Luckily for us, we did just that! A few scattered handfuls of Common Dolphins crossed our path as we made our way into deeper water. The rain eventually...

May 7, 2019

Tuesday was all about toothed whales! It was a little bumpy out this morning but we had an amazing encounter. Halfway through our trip as we ventured back east towards Mission Bay, we found a huge scattered pod (~200) of Common dolphins! Many of them were in travel...

Thursday, May 29th

Several bait balls consisting of small anchovies attracted at least 600 common dolphins, shearwaters, terns, gulls and sea lions. Guests and crew enjoyed being in the midst of their feeding frenzy. A little further out we encountered another school of about 150 active...

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Tuesday May 27th

We had a gloomy May Gray day out on the water but that didn't stop the animals from coming out to play! In the morning we saw dolphins upon dolphins starting with inshore bottlenose dolphins just outside the channel, 100 offshore bottlenose dolphins out to sea, and at...

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Monday, May 26th

Fantastic weather and wildlife out there today! In the morning we saw two separate groups of common dolphins totaling more than 700 individuals as well as one very young northbound gray whale! This gray appeared to be very small, perhaps a "yearling" making his first...

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Sunday, May 25th

Both trips today got amazing shows from a large pod of about 300 offshore bottlenose dolphins! We all cheered and shouted as they jumped around the boat, sometimes close enough to SOAK our passengers near the railings! They put on one of the best bottlenose shows...

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Saturday, May 24th

First BLUE WHALE of the season spotted on this afternoon's cruise--unfortunately it wasn't very accommodating--didn't even have a chance to get a photo. We only got brief views of a few tall spouts and a quick look at it's large body….however, was thrilled to see it...

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Friday, May 23rd

Molas and jellies and dolphins, oh my! What a fun day! We started the trip with a send-off from four inshore bottlenose dolphins. Little did we know that later in the trip we'd run into about 60 of their offshore bottlenose friends. We also saw 500 common dolphins,...

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Thursday, May 22nd

Megapod of 3,000 or more common dolphins this morning-- special and not something we see often. A little bumpy seas in the morning, but calmed by afternoon. Holiday weekend coming up--get out there and enjoy the beautiful Pacific Ocean! Perhaps we'll find our first...

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2014 Certificate of Excellence

We are so happy to announce that San Diego Whale Watch has received the 2014 Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award recognizes businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travelers.

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Monday May 19th

We traveled very far today in search of whales and dolphins and while the big whales seemed to be taking the day off, we did see two species of dolphins on this morning's trip. We were lucky enough to see a stampede of roughly 500 common dolphins and on the way back...

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Sunday May 18th

In the morning we were lucky enough to see a few inshore bottlenose dolphins as we cleared the jetties and got fantastic looks at a mother gray whale with her calf as they migrated north to Arctic waters. In the afternoon we had one of those very rare trips during...

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Saturday, May 17th

Dolphins took over today! The morning trip saw 600 tightly-grouped common dolphins feeding near the boat. In the afternoon we got to watch two different species - 8 inshore bottlenose dolphins near the kelp forest and 200 common dolphins farther out to sea. No big...

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Friday, May 16th

What a beautiful day on the Pacific: Sunny skies, crystal-clear water, whales, and dolphins! All our guests left with huge smiles on their faces after seeing four northbound gray whales (two moms and two calves) and roughly 1,000 common dolphins. Conditions couldn't...

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