Three-Hour Exploration Adventure
This tour has something to offer for everyone! From the sightseer, the thrill seeker to the marine lover, our whale watching tour in San Diego is the way to go! Our boats put you up close and personal with the beautiful creatures of the ocean without the hassle of the crowds! With just 6-12 people per boat, every seat has 360 views.
If you love whales and dolphins, this is your chance to see these incredibly intelligent mammals up close!
During December through April, in San Diego we have our annual Gray whale migration where more than 20,000 of these whales pass right by us offshore! This is one of the best times to go whale watching in San Diego! We also see Fin and Humpback whales, plus many species of dolphin.
This is your chance to have some amazing face time with Gray whales who are the friendliest and will at times come right up to our boat. The Fins and Humpbacks are super fun to watch as well. An amazing sight is the Fin whale who is one of the fastest swimmers. The most exciting encounters are the ones we have with Humpback Whales—who will surprise you with how social and playful they are when they leap completely out of the water!
During May through December, we have our Blue Whale season! We also see Fin, Humpback, and Minke whales along with the many species of dolphin we see year-round.
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 are very commonly greeted by pods of graceful and friendly dolphins—as they glide through the ocean right along with us. The dolphin are some of the most fun as they love to swim on the bow of the boat providing beautiful views of these species at such a close range due to the vessel being so close and smooth on the water! 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 an ACTUAL Navy S.E.A.L rigid inflatable boat! (R.I.B)
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 quickly while also having a complete 360-degree view! Never fight for a spot on the rail as on the larger boats just to catch a glimpse of a whale before it goes back down in the ocean between breaths. Get the most out of your time with them on the best boats available, R.I.B.s.
Tour Length: 3 hours
Private Tour Cost:
$525 (Up to 6 Passengers)
$750 (Up to 12 Passengers)
- Our Captains are all US Coast Guard licensed and Marine naturalist/experts
- 12 Passenger Zodiac US Navy SEAL Team R.I.B. boat, Twin 150 HP Evinrude (US Coast Guard Certified)
- 6 Passenger Willard US Navy SEAL Team R.I.B. boat, Cummins Turbo Diesel (US Coast Guard Certified)
- Departs from Sheraton Hotel and Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego 92101