Whale Watching Tours

Experience the thrilling adventure of whale watching with Sail San Diego!



Public Whale Watching

On a public sailing trip, you'll be on board with other awesome guests. Couples may be grouped together. We never take more than 6 guests on Public Trips.

Duration: 3.5 Hours

Guests: 6 Guests Maximum
(Couples May be Grouped Together)

Price: $129 Per Person

Private Whale Watching

On a private trip, you decide who else (besides our captain) gets to be on board your sailing yacht with you. This is a Private Experience.

Duration: 3.5 Hours

Guests: No More Than 6 Guests Total

Price: $650 Total | No Taxes or Extra Fees

Great Reasons To Choose Sail San Diego For Your Whale Watching Experience

Take an eco-friendly whale watching tour with the San Diego's #1 tour company by TripAdvisor! Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience with our top notch captains. We take great pride in offering amazing and intimate whale watching adventures from a fleet of spacious and seaworthy boats.


Sail San Diego has been rated the #1 Outdoor Activity in San Diego by TripAdvisor! We’ve received over 4,000 raving five-star reviews!


Our public max group size is 6 guests – the perfect size to hear our captains and enjoy conversations along the way. (Larger private groups are available through our Bareboat Program)


Sailing is hands down the absolute best way to view the whales, and there’s plenty of opportunities to snag a sweet Instagram picture!


Soak up the sights – and some knowledge! Learn unique facts along the way about the local waterways, wildlife, and more from our awesome captains.


Our promise has always been the same since day one. If you don't see a whale on your trip, come again for free.


We have 6 of the newest most beautiful, spacious, seaworthy boats in San Diego. Plenty of room to stretch out and be comfortable.

San Diego hosts over 25,000 Grey Whales on their journey on their 10,000 mile journey

Departing from one of the closest marinas to the Pacific with the option of sailing in the bay, or open water. With multiple departure times, we have a tour to fit perfectly into your schedule!

To fully enjoy the sights and sounds of a close encounter with wildlife, be sure to bring a warm, rainproof jacket to wear on the topside observation deck … and don’t forget your camera!  Throughout the cruise, your attentive crew will offer complimentary snacks and beverages. All our tours are personal and spacious ~ you won't find any cramped, overbooked crowds on our vessels!


During your whale watching tour, you’ll get more than just amazing views of the San Diego coastline and a front-row seat to whale breaches.  Our onboard, your captain will also share fun facts about the whale population and their habitat, providing a truly meaningful encounter for our guests

Gabby Hansen

"We loved our tour with Captain Happy Greg in January of 2015! So fun, relaxing, he had everything we needed, and he did a lot of work getting us to see the whales!"

Allie Corin

"Capitan Mike was amazing. Coming back in Feb for whale watching!"

Nancy Koenig

"Great 3 1/2 hour whale watching sun set cruise."

Give us a call

Don't be shy, give us a call. We are open 7 days a week and here to answer all your questions.

2720 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106 | Call +1 619-297-7426 | Email: inquiries@sailsandiego.com

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