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Yacht America Whale Watching

#50 of 159 Boat Tours & Water Sports in San Diego Features Animals
1492 N Harbor Dr, Maritime Museum of San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101-3309
+1 800-644-3454
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US$ 89.00*
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US$ 39.00*
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Harbor Sail aboard the Yacht America
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1492 N Harbor Dr, Maritime Museum of San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101-3309
+1 800-644-3454
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We spent a beautiful Sunday chasing whales with an "authentic " sea captain, Al, and a very good crew of Bob, Suzie, the real captain and others. Al kept us entertained and informed -- very interactive-- between whale sightings. Highly recommended!

Thank mariann1_11
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Signed up for whale watching cruise, when we met with captain he explained that there were high winds and anyone not wanting to go could do it another day. one couple left.The ship can accommodate up to 72 people, there were only 20 of us....More

Thank davidrD8206ZF
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I'm not sure you have truly experienced San Diego until you have sailed out through the bay. The boat was beautiful I was having such an amazing day wouldn't have even cared if we didn't see whales. But we did and lots of them. Got...More

Thank thomasnikita
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Booking was easy; but the result gave no clear place other than the marina to meet the boat like go to marina office, marina launch, or marina pier #. And a follow up call got no information; so we almost missed the cruise we paid...More

Thank ejp3
Reviewed 14 April 2016

I had to coax my sometimes Dramamine popping wife to join my 16 year old daughter and I on this great trip. But she was glad she came, the ride was smooth (she had no issues), temperature perfect, whales to see, and entertaining crew to...More

Thank raybyerley
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

This is not some cheesy tourist boat but an actual sailboat and well worth the price of admission. You could interact with the crew and that made it even more interesting. Snacks, water & soda are provided. This was a whale watching tour and although...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We highly recommend whale watching/sailing with the Yacht America. Not only is the ship beautiful but the crew are absolutely amazing. Al is a wealth of knowledge about the ship, the area and history. He was in the movie Master and Commander! We were also...More

Thank Sandy T
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We arrived at the ticket booth and were told that the sailboat was not going out that day and that VIATOR who we booked it through does this all the time. And it was TRIP ADVISOR we got VIATOR through!!!

1  Thank sscavender
Reviewed 15 December 2015

My partner and another couple went on a Valentine's whale watching adventure with this awesome group. The captain and crew were so friendly and really added to the adventure. The yacht was sold out yet everyone was so friendly it did not seem crowded. We...More

2  Thank Tim R
Reviewed 14 November 2015

I tend to get sea-sick, so after searching for whale watching trips we decided on the America. Big plus: they offer a free meal at Anthony's if you lose your lunch. The 139 foot long yacht is immense and immaculately maintained. We sailed that day...More

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