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Shared Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA

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Oceanside, United States

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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

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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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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What is the maximum group size during Shared Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

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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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Nice way to spend a few hours
, Jun 2021
The dolphins were fun and the crew were very nice and helpful. I was surprised the trip turned out to be very educational as well.
Dolphins no whales
, Jun 2021
Great dolphin excursion. No whales but I assume it rare to see them. Captain Chris was very knowledgeable.
Perfect way to beat the heat
, Jun 2021
Beautiful day. Ocean was nice and calm. Tons and tons of dolphins. Great day. The kids thoroughly enjoyed it.
Dolphin view
, Jun 2021
Great dolphin view and helpful personnel. We managed to see like 50 dolphins. The ship is well equipped.
Great time and great sightseeing
, Jun 2021
We were able to see 6 Fin Whales and 200-300 dolphins. Chris and Ivy did a great job and we were really happy with the experience and the care they took to make sure we had a great experience.
Awesome Experience
, Jun 2021
Chris and Ivy were absolutely amazing. We saw 6 whales and over 300 dolphins. He went out of his way to make sure we got had the best experience possible which we did.
It was amazing!
, Jun 2021
I love the friendly inviting atmosphere. The boat ride was amazing and eventhough we did not get to see whales we did get an amazing experience with the dolphins. I was impressed. Thank you for the amazing time I will be coming back and recommending to friends.
Best holiday
, May 2021
What a wonderful cruise. Saw hundreds of dolphin pods. Hump back whales. It was a great enjoyable day. Thank you so much to the crew
No Whales, Poor Experience
, May 2021
Although it was fun to see the dolphins, this is a whale and dolphin tour and we only saw dolphins, not a single whale or other marine life. The tour guides maybe spoke for 5 minutes and that was it. I would not recommend.
, May 2021
Drive to San Diego the day before with the fam for whale watching, but the activity were canceled via text by the company due to weather, when the weather is good

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