Like rented movies, pet whales can fill entire entertainment-center cabinets if they aren’t watched. Save space with today’s Groupon to San Diego Whale Watch. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get one ticket for a whale-watching tour (up to a $38 value).
- For $36, you get two tickets for a whale-watching tour (up to a $76 value).<p>
Cruises depart at 10 a.m. Monday–Thursday and at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Friday and Sunday.
On San Diego Whale Watch’s three-hour cruise, a certified marine biologist with 15 years of experience narrates as passengers spy gray whales, blue whales, and dolphins gamboling in their natural habitat. Cruises take place aboard the Privateer, a New England–style vessel that floats low to the water, granting pristine views of majestic aquatic beasts and easy access to spontaneous baths. The tidy boat seats 149 passengers in indoor and outdoor areas and includes a snack bar. While whales can be elusive and often leave the ocean on business trips, the experienced crew works hard to find them, and provides clients who don’t see whales with discounted vouchers for a second cruise. Visitors can moor their cars in free parking.
Gray whale sessions begin December 26 and end in June.
San Diego Whale Watch
Though she's only a few decades old, the Privateer has already retired to a warmer climate. In May 2011—after 28 years of ferrying passengers around on whale-watching trips in brisk Massachusetts waters—she made her way down the Atlantic, through the Panama Canal, and to the warm San Diego coast. She hasn't stopped working, however. The Privateer still carries up to 128 passengers across ocean waves during sunset cruises. With her roomy outdoor decks, she makes it easy for people to have unobstructed views of the pink-and-gold horizon kissing the Pacific's azure waters.
The naturalist was pleasant and informative and she has a very nice voice. We saw 7 grey whales and a large pod of common dolphins.Les V., Yelp, 12/30/11
Love the crew, very knowledgable, and friendly. Saw loads of bottle-nosed dolphins and a BLUE WHALE this past weekendSummer B., Yelp, 9/6/11
Tips from Groupon Customers
“keep your eyes open :)”
“Really great experience! I liked sitting on the bottom of the boat on the side near the front. Bring binoculars just in case ;-) ”
“Great and friendly staff.”
Mission Bay Park
1717 Quivira Rd.
San Diego, California 92109