Hi, we're also available in English.
Hallo, wir sind auch verfügbar in Deutsch.
Hola, también estamos disponibles en Español.
Bonjour, nous sommes également disponibles en Français.
Ciao, siamo disponibili anche in Italiano.
Hoi, we zijn ook beschikbaar in het Nederlands.
Olá, também estamos disponíveis em Português.
Show tickets nearby
EN English
USD USD ($)
Help
Change language
English
Deutsch
Español
Français
Italiano
Nederlands
Português
Change currency
AUD ($)
CAD ($)
CHF (Fr)
DKK (kr)
EUR (€)
GBP (£)
NOK (kr)
PLN (zł)
SEK (kr)
USD ($)
Help & Support
Tiqets Customer Service is available 09:00-18:00 (CET) in English every day. Other languages depend on availability.
Phone numbers
For urgent matters please call us.
We respond within one hour during opening hours.
WhatsApp
We respond within 10 minutes during opening hours.
1
Add Tiqets to your contacts. It's a Dutch phone number, so don’t forget to include +31.
2
When you start chatting, please quote your name and order number.

Tickets for San Diego Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventure

Get into the boat – those whales aren't going to watch themselves!

Official partner
Cancellations are possible up to 72 hours before your visit date.
Receive your tickets via email, SMS and our app
Show tickets on your smartphone
Loading booking widget
Overview
Duration
3.5 hours
Starting time
09:30 and 13:30
Highlights
  • Spot gray whales, humpback whales, fin whales, pilot whales and even orcas, as well as dolphins, sea lions, and various sea birds – bring your camera, because it's hard to keep track!
  • Learn about local marine conservation and the preservation of natural ecosystems, as your journey is narrated by the ship's knowledgeable captain and experts from the San Diego History Museum
  • Relax aboard your luxury yacht – get close to nature upon the viewing platforms, or enjoy some home comforts below deck, where you'll find a very well-stocked bar
Description

Jump on board your luxury yacht and prepare for adventure and discovery on the high seas. Over 3.5 hours, you'll get the chance to spot gray whales, humpback whales, pilot whales and even orcas (officially the coolest whale) – as well as dolphins, sea lions, and a bounty of exotic sea birds. Time to set sail for a cool experience! Winter whale watch cruises featuring the Gray Whale during its migration begin on 9 December.

According to a certain newscaster, San Diego is named after a rather intimate part of a whale's anatomy. The veracity of this claim is a matter of some debate, but rest assured – you'll be seeing the entire whale (and more!) on this spellbinding aquatic adventure!

On the open water, your seasoned captain will steer around the gray whale's migration channels, giving you the best chance to spot these majestic beasts in their natural habitat. Along the way, you're bound to spy all manner of exciting aquatic fauna, including dolphins – who love to leap in and out of the ship's wake.

Your voyage is narrated by onboard experts and naturalists from the San Diego History Museum, and you'll get an exclusive insight into local conservation efforts. If you get hungry or thirsty, you'll find a fully equipped bar below deck.

So, whether you're a seasoned seadog or still getting your sea-legs, you're guaranteed to have a whale of a time!

See more
See less
Ticket
Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
What's included
  • 3.5-hour whale watching tour
  • Opportunity to spot whales, sea lions, dolphins and more
  • An exclusive look at local environmental efforts
  • Professional live narration in English
  • Food and beverages (you can purchase hot food, drinks, and souvenirs onboard)
Instructions

Show your smartphone ticket at the Hornblower ticket booth 15 minutes before departure time.

Cancellation

Cancellations are possible up to 72 hours before your visit date.

Venue
Address
Hornblower Cruises & Events - 970 North Harbor Drive
92101, San Diego
Key info
Live guide
English speaking
Wheelchair accessible
Additional info

Getting There

  • Trolley: Green Line to Santa Fe Depot or Orange Line and UC San Diego Blue Line to America Plaza
  • Bus: 83, 215, 235 to Santa Fe Depot or 280, 290, 932, 992 to America Plaza
Insider tip

In the unlikely event that you don't spot any whales (sometimes they get shy), make sure to claim your complimentary pass – allowing you to return for more whale-watching action!

Peter
Copywriter
Reviews
No reviews yet.

Common questions

What do these tickets include?
In general, every ticket includes a single entrance to the venue in combination with other services, depending on the product you choose. If the ticket offers more, then information about this can be found under the section 'What's included' on this page.
Are there special discounts for different age groups/students or teachers?
Discounts for different age groups vary per product. You can find discount related information while selecting your tickets in the checkout. When choosing your tickets, check for ticket types with discounted prices. For example, some products have a ticket type 'Child', which is specifically for children. Remember to bring a valid ID to the venue if you've purchased a discounted ticket.
What payment methods do Tiqets support?
We support popular payment methods used across the globe, notably Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, Alipay and iDeal. Some payment options are specific to the language and currency combination you use when ordering tickets.
Do I have to print these tickets?
Most venues allow you to enter by simply showing your tickets on your smartphone. Very few require printed tickets. See the section titled 'Instructions'.