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San Diego Winter Afternoon Whale and Dolphin Watch

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$43.00$35.00$8.00
ChildChild age: 4- 12 years. Under 4 are free.
$21.50$21.00$0.50

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Cruises run December through April and sail daily at 1:30pm.
Experience the San Diego Winter Afternoon Whale Watching Cruise in style aboard a Hornblower Cruises & Events yacht. Tour San Diego Bay, gaze at awe-inspiring sights of the majestic Gray Whale and relax on deck, with your camera in one hand and a cold drink in the other.

Highlights:

  • Narrated by an experienced captain
  • See sea lions, blue herons and three kinds of dolphins
  • Whale watch aboard a comfortable yacht
  • Magnificent views of the San Diego Bay
  • Views of historic warships such as the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan
Winter Whale watching season with Hornblower Cruises & Events runs from December through April, with approximately 28,000 gray whales passing by the San Diego coast. Other wildlife, such as sea lions, blue herons and three kinds of dolphins put in appearances, so have your cameras focused and ready.

The average size of a Gray Whale is approximately 30 to 50 feet long and may weigh up to 35 tons. They spend the summer months in the Bering and Chukchi Seas, then leave for the breeding lagoons along western Baja California, Mexico. Gray whales follow the longest migration route of any mammal on Earth, sometimes traveling 12,400 miles round trip. In December, the first pass along the California coast, with peak numbers passing by in early January and remain until late March, within six miles off the coastline.

Whether you're a tourist looking for the best way to see all of the San Diego attractions, or a local that knows the best way to entertain out of town guests, Hornblower has something for you.

All aboard! Make your reservations and get your eTickets today for the San Diego Afternoon Whale and Dolphin Watch. It's a once in a life time adventure for the entire family!
San Diego Afternoon Whale and Dolphin Watch
Tour San Diego Bay, gaze at awe-inspiring sights of the majestic
An Awesome Sight from the the Yacht's Deck
Experience the San Diego Afternoon Whale Watching Cruise in style aboard a Hornblower Cruises & Events yacht
 
Boston Old Town Trolley with free Harbor Cruise

Name:

San Diego Winter Afternoon Whale and Dolphin Watch

Operating Times:

Operates December 9th through April 16th. Cruises daily- 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
Boarding 15 minutes prior to departure.

Reservation Notes:

Reservations are required at least 1 day in advance of desired tour. E-Ticket will contain details to reconfirm this reservation.

Duration:

3.5 hours

Booth Location:

970 Harbor Drive, San Diego, 92101.

Nearest Intersection:

Harbor Drive and Broadway Ave.

Parking:

Parking is available in the Five Star parking lot located on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Broadway, on a first come, first serve basis. Hornblower does not validate. Metered parking with a 3-hour maximum are available across from the ticket booth Mon through Sat until 6:00 pm. They are free after 6:00 pm and on Sundays.

Age Requirements:

Child Ticiket: 4-12 years. Under 4 are free.

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