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San Diego Whale Watch

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1717 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA 92109-7811
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Herrrrre fishy fishy...

Wife found a 'groupon' for whale watching and asked if I would be interested. SIGN ME UP!!! We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Klldzr69
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Mesa, Arizona
Great sightings of whales & dolphins

We were very fortunate to see 2 southbound gray whales (one of which breached 6-7 times while we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JamieInVA
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Virginia
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“blue whale” (36 reviews)
“common dolphins” (29 reviews)
“grey whales” (31 reviews)
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1717 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA 92109-7811

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife found a 'groupon' for whale watching and asked if I would be interested. SIGN ME UP!!! We live about 5.5 hours away... drove over for the weekend and had a 10:00am cruise on Saturday morning. I will say we had to change plans a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very fortunate to see 2 southbound gray whales (one of which breached 6-7 times while we were watching) as well as a northbound whale and about 500 common dolphins. Great trip & helpful crew. A wonderful afternoon at sea.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every trip Is different. We didnt see any whales this time but tons of Dolphins and Sea Lions. Awesome experience. Awesome crew

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I had the best time aboard The Privateer when we sailed on 3.3. We saw six whales, 300+ dolphins, and a moa moa. The crew was very nice and informative, and the guide was exceptional in pointing out the exact locations for spotting the whales....More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Two of us came on the Hornblower whale watching ship for the 9:30 morning tour on Sunday. We got in line a little bit early and got good seats towards the back on the top of the ship outside. It wasn't super crowded, and it...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We went out on a Thursday when (along with Tuesday) tickets were a lot cheaper, and had a brilliant time. We saw seals, dolphins - a few leapt out of the water - and a whale that surfaced briefly a few times for air. Vanessa...More

1  Thank Hayley P
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

On Thursdays they have a special price, $29 instead of $44. The boat holds >100, but our group numbered s out 45, so there was ample room to move around. The first hour of the three hour tour was boring, but into the second hour...More

1  Thank Pam P
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Just great service. There was not so much to see this time, but the crew did all possible to get the best of it. Finally spotted one grey whale and a pod of common dolphins (not much for this whalewatch, have been 2 times before),...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

This activity is advertised as 100% guaranteed of whale watching. The reason to do so is that if you don´t see any, they give you a bouchare for another go. Well, perhaps you cannot spend other three and a half hours giving it another try....More

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San Diego Whale... T, Naturalist at San Diego Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Thank you for joining us recently! You have a great point. At your request, we calculated the chances of spotting wildlife with the use of our log books for 2017 and 2018, thus far. Throughout the entire year of 2017, we had an ~89% chance...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

We went out on a Wednesday which means there was only one trip for that day. Great boat and crew. Had lots of room to sit and watch the waters. Unfortunately, this was a quiet activity day for the critters. Out of the 3 hours,...More

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452rochelleg
27 March 2018|
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Response from San Diego Whale... T | Property representative |
We run trips year-round. Please visit our website to see the schedule and make reservations.
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LORIAVWTRAVELS
17 January 2018|
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Response from cbocbo | Reviewed this property |
San Diego whale watching season runs from December through April, traditionally. If you're going in February, it should be a good month to see quite a lot of marine animals. Depending on species, gray whales migrate from... More
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