4.5-Hour Whale-Watching Cruise for One, Two, or Four from Pacific Nature Tours (Up to 57% Off)

Mission Bay Park

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Contrary to popular belief, boats are actually much safer than cars, which inexplicably sink every time you drive them on water. Take a proper water road ride with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $37 for a 4.5-hour whale-watching tour for one (up to a $79 value)
  • $70 for the above option for two (up to a $158 value)
  • $135 for the above option for four (up to a $316 value)

As an experienced pilot navigates a US Coast Guard–inspected vessel around coastal waters, guests peer into endless blue seas to catch glimpses of humpback, minke, and fin whales erupting from the crests of waves. Watch as the California grey whales migrate from the Baja Coast and head northbound to Alaska. Tours begin at 9 a.m. and include a clam chowder lunch as well as beverages. Check the schedule for available dates.

Pacific Nature Tours

Pacific Nature Tours' experienced captains and their crews navigate a seaworthy 70-foot, US Coast Guard–inspected vessel—the Eclipse—through Mission Bay waters in search of friendly marine life and ambivalent birds. As the Eclipse safely sails around island coasts, knowledgeable naturalists narrate the expeditions, which include two whale-watching excursions. Aquatic creatures ranging from dolphins and sea lions to pool noodles can be spotted in their natural habitats from the ship's spacious deck or from within the interior viewing area, which is equipped with satellite TV. As the Eclipse navigates Mission Bay, passengers can feast on lunch cooked fresh on board, which is served with 4.5 hour tours. Meals are also included in longer trips. All tours operate out of Seaforth Sportfishing.

Reviews

What an incredible experience!!!! We saw 5 gray whales, sea lions and pods of dolphins.

Michele P., 1/20/13

We were witness to a pod of dolphins swarming, feeding and flipping through the sea after a tornado of sardines!

Chris C., 2/25/13

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “It was great.............. maybe not for small children.....but for adults it was great fun......The crew was wonderful....”

  • “Great tour, loved the focus on wildlife along with the knowledgable and friendly staff”

  • “The Naturalist was very informative and we just happened to get one of the best days for siting whales. IT WAS AWESOME!”


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    Mission Bay Park

    1717 Quivira Rd.

    San Diego, California 92109

    619-534-9249

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In a Nutshell

70-foot boat ferries passengers on a 4.5-hour tour for whale and sea lion sightings; tours include a clam chowder lunch and beverages.

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability and weather conditions. Fuel surcharge and crew gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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