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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise
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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Go whale watching from San Diego aboard a replica of a historic sailing schooner that won the world’s first America’s Cup sailing competition in 1851. Throughout your cruise, your expert guide shares informative commentary about gray whales, dolphins, and other marine animals, along with details about the US Navy sites you pass as you head out on the Pacific Ocean.
  • Cruise on the sailing ship America from San Diego
  • Spot migrating whales and dolphins frolicking in the Pacific Ocean
  • Choose the only whale-watching cruise by sailing yacht in San Diego
  • Includes whale sighting and 'no seasickness' guarantee
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4.5-hr sailing cruise
Sodas and snacks
Whale sighting guarantee
No seasickness' guarantee
9:00 AM trip: Check in between 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
11:00 AM trip: Check-in starts at 10:00 AM and ends at 10:30 AM
1:15 PM trip: Check in between 12:30 - 12:45
2:00 PM Trip: Check in between 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Free Parking. Check-in located next to parking lot.
Bring layers, blankets, and jackets. It can be cold on the water!
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure Point

2050 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

Please check in with the crew member at the blue "check-in" flag at 2050 Shelter Island Drive. Check-in will begin an hour before scheduled departure time. Check-in no later than half hour prior to departure time. There is a lot of free public parking at our new location!

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Travel back in time when sailing on the America, a replica of the sailing ship that won the first America's Cup sailing competition in 1851. Your classic sailing vessel provides a smooth ride and spacious decks, perfect for sailing on the Pacific Ocean in search of gray whales and other marine life. Since your boat principally moves under wind power without using the engine, your captain can get closer to the marine animals without scaring them. The boat's deep keel provides excellent stability and large decks offer unobstructed views, making the America a prime vessel for whale-watching.

Snacks and drinks (non-alcoholic) are offered during the cruise. You are welcome to bring along a picnic lunch or your favorite bottle of wine to enjoy onboard.

Whale sightings are guaranteed on your cruise. If no whales are sighted, you can return for a complimentary whale watching cruise on another day in the same season. The America also provides a 'No Seasickness' guarantee.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
We sail past North Island Naval Air Station, US Navy Base Point Loma, Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma Lighthouse
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 77 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Next Level Sailing

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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Diego Whale Watching Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Whale Watching Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Diego Whale Watching Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Whale Watching Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during San Diego Whale Watching Cruise?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 77 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by San Diego Whale Watching Cruise.

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Traveler Tips


  • "I would recommend that you bring your own beverages and snacks." See review

Reviews

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star-4
It was a fantastic trip,...
Rosario_M
, Sep 2021
It was a fantastic trip, even so we did not see the whales. Beautiful sailing boat and great assistant crew members. Unfortunately infants should not be allowed on the boat. Annoying crying noise, and irresponsible parents for bringing and exposing their baby under weather conditions not suitable for small child. Thank you
star-5
Loved being on the open...
Ariane_B
, Sep 2021
Loved being on the open sea with my family. The crew and trip were amazing. We learned a lot about sea life and the sustainable efforts.
star-5
Worth the time
Jim_M
, Sep 2021
Great crew. Answered all of our questions. The crew interested with you as much as you wanted them to. Very friendly and tended to all of our needs. Helping hoist the sails was memorable and a good arm work out. The captain had our best interest at heart as he noticed the weather changing and we headed in due to lighting and rain. Saw a fair amount of dolphins and seals. Would recommend this experience to anyone thinking about doing. Will be back perhaps for the longer voyages.
star-5
Next Level Sailing - Whale Watching!
Brian_I
, Sep 2021
We saw a megapod of dolphins. It was awesome and worth the voyage. Ths was a peaceful getaway I look forward to doing again.
star-5
Heavenly
Karyn_J
, Sep 2021
It was a warm and peaceful day on the water. The crew was warm and friendly, the captain was full of knowledge and diligent with safety protocols (much appreciated). I HIGHLY recommend whale watching on the America, unbelievable value
star-5
Would highly recommend...
Linda_P
, Sep 2021
Would highly recommend this cruise. We were fortunate to see a Humpback Whale. Captain and crew were amazing!
star-5
Good choice
Wesley_S
, Sep 2021
The crew asked us how dedicated we were and that we might be late. But the opportunity to see a whale was a little further. We all agreed and they went the extra mile literally to make sure we saw a whale. The staff was awesome and the trip was smooth. No complaints, five stars all the way
star-5
We were able to see a...
Tyler_S
, Sep 2021
We were able to see a humpback whale and dolphins feeding together. It truly is a memory we'll never forget
star-5
Breathtaking experience and incredible crew!
Elizabeth_C
, Sep 2021
This was an absolutely incredible experience! The crew was so knowledgeable and the service was phenomenal. They took the time to ask everyone if it was okay to take an extra hour and a half to go find the whale and we were successful! The ship was breathtaking and the story and history were so amazing to hear! 20/10 would recommend!
star-5
Great experience!!
Jordan_H
, Sep 2021
We did not see any whales, but we did see a TON of dolphins!! The staff were great! Wonderful experience overall!! Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you so much! Please come back to fulfill your guarantee. Just give us a call 619-922-6215 or email us info@nextlevelsailing.com. Thank you!

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