Dolphin & whale watching in San Diego

Top Dolphin & Whale Watching in San Diego, CA

Dolphin & Whale Watching in San Diego

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4 hours
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R 1 375,99
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2 hours
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R 922,72
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3 hours
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R 2 671,04
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2 hours
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96% of travellers recommend this experience
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R 679,90
per adult
2–3 hours
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96% of travellers recommend this experience
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R 1 618,82
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  • Eun L
    Troy, MI14 contributions
    The boat was beautiful and very clean and well maintained. Just being on the deck and sailing was so relaxing. Water being pleasant and the weather being not so cold helped.
    After about 1.5hr when we got out further enough, we saw a huge pod (about 50-100 of them) of dolphins and they were swimming with us! It was absolutely breathtaking.
    We saw the pod (not sure if they’re the same one) again on our way back.
    Also, we did eventually see a fairly young (staff was saying about 7months old? Probably just starting to become independent) blue whale!
    It spooshed out water from its back and showed us its curve of its gray back a few times. I wished we got to see the tail but I’m happy we got to spot one at least.
    The crew was very helpful and very kind. The complimentary drink and snack helped and my kids be happy too.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Mary H
    3 contributions
    This was so much fun. Ran like clockwork and the crew was very friendly and professional. Our captain was able to catch up to a very large pod of dolphins and they swam along side of us for probably 20 minutes. It was a great experience for adults and kids alike. We are already planning our next trip.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • Jana S
    Frisco, TX3 contributions
    Highly recommend!!
    We had an amazing experience and Captain Rich was great. We traveled with a large pod of dolphins for at least 20 min. There were hundreds of dolphins all around us!! He then took us to a spot where we followed 3 grey whales. The whales put on quite a show for us, it was so awesome!!
    Written 16 March 2022
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  • Melanie P
    1 contribution
    My husband and I really enjoyed the kayak tour - we had a great guide - Gerardo at Everday California was knowledgeable and friendly! We saw a whale and dolphins, and the two hours flew by. We would definitely do it again!
    Written 26 February 2020
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  • HonestyCRSE101
    9 contributions
    While we enjoy kayaking in general, and have always found the La Jolla views to be stunning, the “whale tour” was extremely disappointing for two key reasons.

    1. We paid for 3 hrs and only got 2; and unfortunately, without having phones out on the water, we weren’t aware of this until we got back to the shop.

    2. No whales, and not only were there no whales but the guide admitted to us that even with 3 tours per day, they maybe see them 5 times per month. In my opinion, those odds ARE NOT satisfactory enough to warrant calling this expedition a “whale watching tour”…unless, of course, you want to take this literal with the understanding that “watching” is all you will do.

    Aside from the false advertising, our guide was awesome and the water was amazing.
    Written 8 January 2022
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