Whale Watching

Sailing Tours

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

SEASON STARTS JANUARY 1ST, 2023

Whale Watching Season Opener

Join Sail San Diego as we take you and your guests on a thrilling Whale Watching sail!

This is an amazing 3.5 Hour Whale Watch Tour! The most popular sailing trip this time of year. We depart from one of the closest marinas to the Pacific. You will be sailing while spotting whales out in open water.

Public Whale Watching

$129 Per Person
  • 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.
  • Complimentary Beers, Seltzers, Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Water
  • Complimentary Snacks
  • All Inclusive Pricing. No Taxes or Extra Fees
  • Whale Guarantee or Come Gain Free!
  • Departure Times: 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM

Private Whale Watching

$650 Up to 6 Guests
  • On a private trip, you decide who else (besides our captain) gets to be on board your sailing yacht(s) with you. This is a Private Experience.
  • Complimentary Beers, Seltzers, Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Water
  • Complimentary Snacks
  • All Inclusive Pricing. No Taxes or Extra Fees
  • Whale Guarantee or Come Again Free!
  • Departure Times: 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM

Bareboat Whale Watching

$600 Base Price
  • Our Bareboat program can accommodate 7 to 10 guests. Guests pay the vessel's captain directly. Choose this option if you have more than 6 guests.
  • Complimentary Beers, Seltzers, Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Water
  • Complimentary Snacks
  • All Inclusive Pricing. No Taxes or Extra Fees
  • Whale Guarantee or Come Again Free!
  • Departure Times: 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM

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.

TOP-RATED

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!

SMALL GROUPS

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)

GREAT VIEWS

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

INFORMATIVE

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

GUARANTEED

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

SPACIOUS BOATS

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."

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 30 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 2720 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.

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

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