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Shared Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA

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Oceanside, United States
Shared Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Set sail from Oceanside during a whale watching excursion led by a certified naturalist guide. Board a comfortable 50-foot (15-meter) catamaran with covered areas for seating and cruise along San Diego’s coastline to spot whales and other marine life, getting as close as possible without disturbing them. Plus, choose from multiple departures to easily fit this whale watching tour into your schedule.
  • Catch sight of whales off the coast of Oceanside, California
  • Cruise along San Diego’s coastline aboard a catamaran
  • A family-friendly tour ideal for nature lovers and first-time visitors
  • Choose from multiple departure times to best suit your needs
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Local guide and professional guide
Food, drinks, and alcoholic beverages (available to purchase cash only)

Departure Point

256 S Harbor Dr, Oceanside, CA 92054, USA

Please CHECK IN at our kiosk in front of Rockin' Baja Lobster restaurant near the historic Oceanside Harbor Lighthouse AT LEAST 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO BOAT DEPARTURE TIME. 45 MINUTES ON HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS. If you are lost please call 760-277-3737. There are no refunds or rescheduling for no shows.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • On board, you will find a snack and beverage cash only bar (additional expense)
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Oceanside Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "The boat is easy to board and large enough to ride the sometimes choppy waves comfortably." See review


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A very pleasant experience
, Jan 2022
We had great weather so that was a big plus. The crew were very informative and took time to explain things. Just really good customer service. A very pleasant experience. Recommend highly.
Enjoy cruising!
, Nov 2021
Great staff and enjoyable cruise. The sea life wasn’t cooperative but relaxing experience. I’m glad we got to enjoy this experience.
Saw thousands of dolphins...
, Nov 2021
Saw thousands of dolphins and a humpback. The ride was smooth and the staff was great. What an amazing experience.
Simply incredible
, Nov 2021
Such a wonderful experience! So so so many amazing dolphins, seals too! Great crew and plenty of space on board.
Was fun and relaxing.
, Nov 2021
A great day on the water even though we did not see any whales or dolphins. The crew and staff were friendly and provided us a voucher to use later since we got skunked on seeing anything.
, Nov 2021
It was the best whale watching tour ever!!! The captain and staff were excellent!!! We lost number of the whales that we saw as well as megapod‘s of dolphins.
, Oct 2021
We were spell bound by All the dolphins surrounding us, great hosts, catamaran wasn’t overly crowded. An altogether good time-even without whales-and excellent weather the day we went . I believe that says it all.
Great little 2 hour adventure
, Oct 2021
Just being out in the ocean on a beautiful day. Dolphins swimming around the boat. Staff were very nice and worked hard to find the dolphins
We saw a lot of dolphins!...
, Sep 2021
We saw a lot of dolphins! It was a good day. Had a great conversation with Alex (the deckhand). We did not end up on a deserted island. (Like Gilligan's Island)
Adventure of a life time!!
, Sep 2021
Thank God, for opportunity to witness, seeing his creation so beautifully and look forward to see it again! And would like anyone to have the same, first hand experience , with OCwhalewatcingtour, and have wonderful time with people and an excellent staffs that navigation the whole tour! Job well done!

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