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 the galley's appetizing offerings, including Chris's world famous clam chowder, served with 4.5 hour tours. Meals are also included in longer trips and items available à la carte for all voyages. All tours operate out of Seaforth Sportfishing.