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 today's Groupon: for $69, you get a Coronado Islands cruise from Pacific Nature Tours (a $140 value). This cruise includes:
- An eight-hour sightseeing cruise
- Breakfast, lunch, and drinks
The endemic explorers at Pacific Nature Tours thrill seafarers of all styles with Coronado Island nature cruises aboard a 70-foot, U.S. Coast Guard–inspected sea vessel. After departing from San Diego's pristine shores, the oversized rowboat introduces passengers to the majestic Coronado Islands, where they can climb aboard the outdoor deck and scan the waters for indigenous wildlife such as whales, birds, and beached submarines. Knowledgeable guides with more than 20 years of experience bombard cruisers' minds with interesting facts about wildlife behavior as they observe animals from the bow or interior viewing area equipped with satellite TV. The excursion includes breakfast, lunch, and drinks, ensuring that watchers don't grow hungry and mistake hunger pains for scurvy.
San Diego Whale Watch
San Diego Whale Watch sets sail along the scenic Pacific coastline in search of the area's most beautiful and splash-happy underwater residents. An experienced marine naturalist lends their knowledge and keen eyes to each three-hour tour, pointing out whales and dolphins as they surface alongside the hull of veteran Coast Guard-certified vessel the Privateer. The spacious and clean New England-style boat seats 149 passengers and floats low in the water to allow its passengers up-close views of the amazing marine wildlife from indoor and outdoor decks and seating areas. Daytime tours embark as early as 10 a.m. to catch the whales as they commute to work.
Mission Bay Park
1717 Quivira Rd.
San Diego, California 92109