Whale-watching tours offer intimate glimpses of marine life, a luxury once reserved exclusively for those brave enough to dunk their heads into a lobster tank. Witness a less pinchy natural wonder with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $21 for a three-hour winter whale-watching cruise for one (up to a $45 value)
- $41 for the above cruise for two (up to a $90 value)
- $81 for the above cruise for four (up to a $180 value
Vessels pass San Diego Bay sights such as the Coronado Bridge, the U.S. Naval Fleet, the Spanish Lighthouse on Point Loma, and resident marine wildlife on their trek to watch the offshore migration of the California Gray Whale. The three-hour voyages run from mid-December through March.
Prices vary by age and day of the week.
H&M Landing and Pacific Seafari Tours
Experienced crews at H&M Landing, one of San Diego's oldest sport-fishing companies, and Pacific Seafari Tours have been leading whale-watching trips since 1953 and 1969, respectively. Vessels float past the California Gray Whale's offshore migration to warmer waters during the winter, while summertime voyages sidle up beside blue whales, some of which stretch up to 100 feet and weigh up to 190 tons. Trained naturalists explain various sights on each tour, such as the sea lions and dolphin that gambol in both national and international waters, depending on the status of their travel visas.