Boat Rides & Cruises in San Diego

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Boat Rides & Cruises in San Diego

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  • Jerry P
    Knoxville, Tennessee, United States9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The crew kept it lively and informative throughout this adventure. There are food and drink options for all ages. We saw dolphins, sea lions and seals along the route to where the whales are supposed to be. I missed the whale breaching at the end (my fault) but based on other responses it seemed magical. Of course, they do not guarantee whale sightings as these are untrained creatures of the sea but overall, my bride and I had a wonderful time.
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • Paul W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We spent a delightful afternoon whale watching on this beautiful sailboat. It was absolutely thrilling to see gray whales and huge pods of dolphins that swam alongside the boat. Highly recommend this experience. Crew was helpful and knowledgable!
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • sticksnstocks99
    Toronto, Canada4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was very informative. The weather was petfect. Both legs of the tour were completely different! Had a couple of drinks on board and took lots of photos.
    Written 29 February 2024
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  • Joey L
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect trip! Great boat, great crew! We saw a migrating gray whale. So much better than driving into San Diego. Highly recommend.
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • Natalie M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was the BEST time EVER! The boat was beautiful, the captain Nick was so friendly/helpful and FUN. We popped champagne and had an absolute blast. 100/10 would recommend!!!!!
    Written 25 January 2024
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  • Brittani R
    Pittsburg, CA1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was an amazing night! We had a large group of 16 and we were sat at two different tables, which was disappointing because we were separated. Other than that everyone enjoyed theirselves and had a great time. Dancing hour was so much fun
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • greenick2016
    Rehoboth Beach, DE8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The cruise was pretty good. Did not like returning to the dock after 1 hour to let people off and on before going out on the harbor again. Thought it was a full 2-hour cruise, not 2 1-hour cruises. Also, the address given was not exactly the correct address. I had to call customer service at the last minute to find out where we needed to catch the cruise, and the name of the boat.
    Written 4 October 2023
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  • L H
    Atlanta, GA4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hike/Bike/Kayak was great! Getting the equipment was easy, the guides were knowledgeable, fun, and put safety first. The sea was a bit rough so we didn’t get to go into the caves, but the guides made the experience educational and fun.
    Written 23 February 2024
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  • wisctwins
    Eau Claire, WI2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The trip was awesome! Saw beautiful grey whales, dolphins and sea lions! Only down side was it was suppose to be a 3 hour trip but we were only out for a little over 2 hours - would have liked to stayed out on the water longer. Captain was very knowledgeable and very friendly!!
    Written 14 January 2024
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  • April9Bride
    28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I bought two tickets for my husband and I to enjoy a sunset catamaran cruise on San Diego Bay on Valentine’s Day. Boy I’m so glad I did! We couldn’t have asked for a better experience! I loved the small group size and the value is exceptional. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to be out on the water - clear, sunny skies, basking sea lions and wintering waterfowl. It was awesome! Captain Matt was very personable and easygoing. Highly recommend this cruise to anyone wanting to see a different side of our beautiful city!
    Written 16 February 2024
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  • Renee T
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were the only two on the trip and Tony was an awesome captain! We saw dolphins seals and a juvenile grey whale. It was an awesome experience. Cici is great to work with also. Did you know she’s the only female owned whale watching place? Small place with big success which we will come back to time and time again. Worth every penny!

    If you are looking for a great experience look no further!

    I’ve used other places, this is my favorite!!!
    Written 14 December 2023
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  • Yitzy B
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The views were amazing captain, Sully, and 1st mate Amy were very knowledgeable and nice and helpful. Highly recommend. It is a once in a lifetime experience. You get to go close up and she steals on a really cool boat/boss they tell you of everything that you’re seeing and everything that’s going on highly recommend going
    Written 4 February 2024
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  • Patricia F
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful sailing day. Captain Greg was wonderful. Loved the boat and loved that it was a small group. Will do again when we get back.
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • Carol S
    Enid, OK18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Captain Rick is the best. We saw gray whale, seals and sea lion. We have awesome video, but not able to upload here🤷🏻‍♀️
    Written 13 February 2024
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  • VacaBound31
    Kansas City, MO38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our family of 6 adults had a wonderful time sailing with Liz on Thanksgiving Day! Communication prior to our sail was great & Liz was very fun & laid back during our holiday sunset sail. We were able to move around the boat freely & had drinks & a snack bucket to choose a few snacks from included. Liz even had a couple of blankets for our use. It was a beautiful way to end our holiday together. I would recommend sailing with Liz if you're in the San Diego area!
    Written 1 December 2023
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