From The Docks – Whale Watching is Finally Here!

All throughout the year, our office receives questions about whale watching. Most of the year, our response is that the guest should return in the wintertime, during the annual gray whale migration. That is the only time when we, as an honest & reputable charter company, can guarantee that our guests will see whales.

As of this coming Sunday, January 16, it will officially be Whale Watching Season here at Sail San Diego! Have you ever seen whales in the wild? It is a truly majestic site to behold, making whale watching tours are the most popular tour of the season!

Each winter, the Pacific Gray Whales head down from Alaska to Baja California & Mexico to have their young. Each season, 25,000 whales pass through our waters & we get the chance to go sailing & spot them out in the open water!

Sail San Diego’s whale watching tours are 3.5 hours, giving you plenty of time to enjoy your sailing experience & take in the sights. In addition to gray whales, we often spot other marine life as well including dolphins, sea lions, & seals.

Our winters are fairly mild here in San Diego, but in order to fully enjoy the sights & sounds of a close encounter with wildlife, we recommend bringing a warm jacket or windbreaker to wear while you sail. Don’t forget your camera! Our Whale Watching Tours depart twice daily; pick the time that’s best for your group.

Call our office now at 619-297-7426 to experience the thrilling experience of Whale Watching with Sail San Diego!

All shown prices have NO EXTRA TAXES OR FEES

We do gently remind our guests to think of their Captain with Gratuity. They work hard to give you the best experience and the best sail every day.

Thank you very much for booking with Sail San Diego. Here are a couple of things to make your experience more memorable:

  • Please plan to arrive 20 minutes before the start of your sail.
  • Dress appropriately to the weather, and remember it is often a little chillier out on the open water than on land.
  • We always recommend wearing soft (non-black soles) shoes.
  • Arrive at 2646 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego Ca 92106.

Terms and Cancellation Policy

  • If you need to cancel or reschedule your sail within 3 days of your trip, you can do so on the website, inside of 3 days please call 1-619-297-7426.
  • Our boats will sail in light rain as well as other “safe weather”.
  • Reservations may be canceled for a full refund only if canceled within 3 days of your reservation.
  • For Private and Bareboat Charters, Sail San Diego will enforce a cleaning fee if necessary.

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