Whale Watching in San Clemente

Tickets for a Whale Watching and Dolphin Cruise from Davey's Locker Whale Watchings (Up to 70% Off)

Davey's Locker Whale Watching

Newport Beach

Cruises sail into the waters of Newport & Laguna Beach to spy gray whales, and blue whales during their annual December–April migration

$30 $9

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One or Two Kid or Adult Tickets to Whale/Dolphin-Watching Cruise from Newport Landing Whale Watching (Up to 63%)

Newport Landing Whale Watching

Balboa Peninsula Point

Spot giant blue whales, California gray whales, finback whales, dolphin pods, and other native creatures in their natural habitat

$36 $14

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One or Two Junior or Adult Whale-Watching and Drink Tickets from Ocean Explorer Cruises (Up to 63% Off)

Ocean Explorer Cruises

Balboa Peninsula Point

2.5-hour tour takes passengers around the Newport and Laguna Beach coastlines in search of whales, dolphins, and other marine life

$41 $16

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2.5-Hour Whale-Watching Cruise for One, Two, or Four from L.A. Harbor Sportfishing (Up to 61% Off)

L.A. Harbor Sportfishing

Central San Pedro

Whatever the time of year, captains know the best spots to spot these majestic mammals on curated whale-watching expeditions

$35 $15

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Whale-Watching Cruise Admission for Kid or Adult from First String Sportfishing (Up to 52% Off). Four Options.

First String Sportfishing

Central San Pedro

Whale-watching cruises follow the migration route of the Gray Whale for two hours; you might also see dolphins and sea lions

$15 $8

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2.5-Hour Whale-Watching Cruise for One, Two, or Four from Shoreliner Cruises (Up to 54% Off)

Shoreliner Cruises

Coastal Los Angeles

Guests travel along the coast in search of majestic California gray whales, dolphins, fin whales, and sea lions

$30 $15

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Two-Hour Kayak Whale-Watching Tour for One or Two from Everyday California (Up to 63% Off)

Everyday California

Everyday California

Kayakers can get up-close views of whales and dolphins during two-hour tour

$80 $30

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First String Sportfishing sails the open seas off of Southern California, taking passengers on both fishing voyages and educational marine tours. Its largest boat, First String, can hold up to 149 people for its whale-watching tours. On board the 93-foot boat, you’ll find two 9-ton fish holds, two radars, a large-screen television, and a dolphin-to-English dictionary. First String Sportfishing’s other boats depart for both Californian and Mexican waters on fishing excursions. These trips typically yield shallow-water rockfish such as Sculpin and Whitefish and larger varieties including yellowtail and barracuda.

2313 Plaza A La Playa
San Clemente,
CA
US

Just minutes south of Laguna Beach, SoCal Dolphin Adventures takes passengers on peaceful animal-sighting treks along the southern California coast. Rather than use a large whale-watching vessel, SoCal's cozy boat fits a maximum of six people, giving everyone unobstructed views of natural wildlife, such as dolphins and sea lions. Our three-hour adventures trek up to seven miles up or down the coast for a better chance of spotting animals and fuzzy seaweed banks you can later claim were mermaids. Careful to never disrupt marine habitats, each tour leaves plenty of time to snap pictures and wait for whales to breach.

34571 Golden Lantern Street
Dana Point,
CA
US

The fleet of ships owned by Davey's Locker Whale Watching ferries passengers around on a variety of cruises and tours. Guests can try to spot up to 10,000 migrating gray, finback, blue whales, as well as dolphins on year-round cruises, take in the scenery on sunset or evening cruises, or celebrate our independence from the tyranny of the metric system on July Fourth fireworks cruises.

The well-equipped ships keep passengers comfortable with such amenities as large indoor salons with indoor seating, full bars, and sun decks. All cruises depart from Newport Bay; at Christmas time, the spot twinkles with lights as the famed Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade commences.

400 Main St.
Newport Beach,
CA
US

Water laps against the edge of the boat as a a dolphin leaps over waves just off the port side. Its smooth, graceful body arcs through the water, swimming with the speed only a set of flippers can muster. Ocean Explorer Cruises seeks out magical moments like this one on the deep blue sea, giving guests a chance to encounter everything from sunsets to Humpback whales. Cruises depart from Newport Bay and set off in search of marine environments on whale watching cruises, romantic settings on sunset cruises, and Christmas light displays or American flags and fireworks on holiday cruises.

400 Main St.
Newport Beach,
CA
US

Nestled against the edge of the Kenai Fjords National Park, Miller's Landing retains much of the natural scenery and charm that surrounded the area when the Miller family first built its homestead on the site in the 1950s. The small community has withstood earthquakes, fires, and the Earth's transition from black and white into color to grow into a premiere camping destination where wilderness seekers can pitch tents or rent quaint cottages. The location surrounds its visitors in panoramic views of Resurrection Bay, Mount Alice, and Fox Island, inviting them to hike across its coastal trails.

Relaxing and adventurous activities complement Miller's scenic landscapes, with local experts leading boat tours and chartering fishing expeditions. Horseback tours trek across secluded terrain, whereas sea-kayak classes float in the shadow of snow and whipped-cream-capped mountains.

13890 Beach Boulevard
Seward,
AK
US

Harbor Breeze Cruises has run whale-watching cruises for over 15 years, regaling passengers with breathtaking views of marine animals. Aboard one of Harbor Breeze's vessels, passengers are educated on the characteristics of whales while looking out for gray and blue whales during their respective seasons. Other varieties of marine life commonly seen are fin, humpback, and minke whales, along with orcas and several species of dolphin. Customers aboard the ships, customers also enjoy lounge areas where they can enjoy a snack or drink, and expansive deck areas for viewing and photography.

100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach,
CA
US