Whale Watching

Sailing Tours

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

Whale Watching Sailing Tours

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!

Book a Morning or Afternoon
Whale Watching Sail Tour - $109 Per Person

NO Taxes / NO Hidden Fees

Whale Watching Sail 3.5hrs

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.

Duration: 3.5 hours

Morning Price: $109 per person
Afternoon Price: $109 per person

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

Small Group Private Whale Watching $650 - 3.5hrs

Enjoy a private whale watching adventure!

Join Sail San Diego as we take you and your guests on a PRIVATE, fun, adventure Whale Watching Sail! This is also a great way to celebrate special occasions and accommodates up to 6 guests.

Duration: 3.5 hours

Price: $650

Guests: 6 Guests Maximum

Large Group Private Whale Watching $775+ - 3.5hrs

Grab your friends and get ready for spectacular whale watching.

This is a 3.5-hour large group private whale watching sail. Bareboat program vessel can accommodate 7 to 10 guests. Must sign a rental contract and pay the vessel's captain directly. Captain's rate is $175 per 3.5-hour trip.

Duration: 3.5 hours

Price: $600+ Yacht Rental + $175 Captains Fee

Guests: 7-10 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."

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

Everything you need is provided for your comfort

  • Free Parking, 7 days a week
  • Beautiful bathrooms on each boat
  • Private & Group Sailing options
  • Small and personal groups- NO CROWDS
  • 6 sailing yachts depart 2x Times Daily
  • Ample room for all- NO sitting in uncomfortable places
  • Customize tours to satisfy your every need!
  • Soft drinks, water bottles, beer, hard kombucha and light snacks
  • Informative Whale Watching literature

Trivia: Most sailing companies don't show a complete portfolio of their vessels.
When searching for the best sailing experience always request a full portfolio and know upon which ship you'll be sailing.

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.

2646 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106 | Call +1 619-297-7426 | Email: inquiries@sailsandiego.com

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