Three-Hour Exploration Adventure
If you love whales and dolphins, this is your chance to see these incredibly intelligent animals up close!
During January through April, you will get to meet up with Gray, Fin, and Humpback whales.
This is your chance to have some amazing face time with Gray whales, who are the friendliest— and will often come right up to our boat. The Fins and Humpbacks are super fun to watch, too. An amazing sight is the Fin whale who is one of the fastest swimmers and will leap completely out of the water. The most exciting encounters are the ones we have with super large Humpbacks—who will surprise you with how social and playful they are.
During May through December, you will see Blue, Minke, Fin, and Humpback whales.
You will have the thrill of your life when you see the Blue whales – the largest living mammals on earth. Blues like to travel alone and when you get to see them in pairs or with their calves it’s unforgettable. The Minke whales are one of the smallest and also the most curious—we like to think they are “people watching” right back at us. We never tire of riding along with Humpback and Fin whales here in San Diego every month of the year! Up close, you will get to see Humpbacks, who love to frolic, and the Fin whales who race by at super fast speeds.
Dolphins and Breathtaking Views All Year Long
Whales are the main attraction but we love to be greeted by pods of graceful and friendly dolphins—as they glide through the ocean right along with us. Plan on seeing stunning views of the San Diego skyline from the ocean, too!
At one with the ocean
This is an incredible ride on a Navy Seal designed boat. We glide through the ocean at ultra fast speeds to make the most of your adventure. Our boats are known for being low to the water, which make your trip even more spectacular. No other vessel will allow you reach the animals so closely and have complete 360-degree views.
Tour Length: 3 hours
- US Coast Guard captain and Marine Biology naturalist/expert
- 6 Passenger Nautica/Zodiac US Navy SEAL Team R.I.B. boat, twin 150 HP Evinrude (US Coast Guard Registered) <please verify if registered>
- Departs from Sheraton Hotel and Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego 92101