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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise provided by Next Level Sailing

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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise

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Overview
Though several whale watching tours operate out of San Diego, only one cruise whisks passengers out to sea on an actual sailboat. Harness the power of the wind on this whale watching sail, where you board a replica 1851 ship for your cruise. Enjoy unobstructed views from the decks, get a smooth ride, and expect great views of the sea creatures you spot—since they're not scared by a motor.
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You'll start at
2050 Shelter Island Dr
2050 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USAPlease check in with the crew member at the blue flag at 2050 Shelter Island Drive. Check-in will begin an hour before scheduled departure time. Check-in no later than half hour prior to departure time. There is a lot of free public parking at our new location!
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  • Pass by Old Point Loma Lighthouse
You'll end at
2050 Shelter Island Dr
2050 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USAPlease check in with the crew member at the blue flag at 2050 Shelter Island Drive. Check-in will begin an hour before scheduled departure time. Check-in no later than half hour prior to departure time. There is a lot of free public parking at our new location!
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Highlights
  • Animal lovers embark on a whale sightseeing cruise by sailboat, in San Diego
  • Try to spot marine life in the Pacific, from gray whales to dolphins
  • Have a fantastic trip—there's a no seasickness and whale sighting guarantee
  • Depart from Shelter Island Drive, just a short walk from Shoreline Park
Important Information
Departure Point
2050 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
Duration
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 4.5-hr sailing cruise
  • Sodas and snacks
  • Whale sighting guarantee
  • No seasickness' guarantee
  • All trips depart at 11 AM *subject to change due to weather
  • Check-in starts at 10:00 AM and ends at 10:45 AM
  • Check-in closes at 10:45 AM. Please note, if you arrive at 10:45 AM, you will miss the trip.
  • Free Parking. Check-in located next to parking lot.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 77 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
259Reviews
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Bea wrote a review Mar 2020
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I don’t even know where to start! This small company and team offered the most amazing experience! Fathom was super sweet being available for any questions and taking care of us, Al (your semi famous movie star and tour guide) was extremely knowledgeable and attentive (make sure
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Milt J wrote a review Mar 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Saw hundreds of dolphins and some gray whales. The Bottle neck dolphins where amazing . Highly recommend great crew and very informative.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Eileen B wrote a review Mar 2020
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The whales and dolphins were great. That said, the sailing part left us scratching our heads. The ship was under power the entire time. Although the crew did raise the sails, at no time did we enjoy actual sailing. It just seemed like a gimmick to get people to take this
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Danielle K wrote a review Mar 2020
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Captain Troy and his crew gave our family a fun-filled adventure we'll never forget. This sailboat ride exceeded expectations. We were fortunate to see dolphins and seals before spotting multiple whales. Perfectly content with the trip, the captain heard from one of his
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Lucille v wrote a review Mar 2020
Gold River, California5 contributions3 helpful votes
Although most of the morning was very cold, Captain Al and the crew made sure we had blankets. They were also extremely courteous and were on watch every minute to be sure no one fell overboard or tripped. As advertised, we saw whales and porpoises, and no one fell ill. By
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from CaptainFathom, Manager at San Diego Whale Watching Cruise
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your review, we are so pleased to hear you had a great time. I will pass along your kind words to Al, it will definitely bring a smile to his face. Thank you :)
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About the operator

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By: Next Level Sailing
Matt S
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Whale watching
Excellent trip. We saw many whales as well as a mega pod of dolphins. I picked this tour because I had never been o
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mgweber89
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Got jokes bro?
Crew was great. Al is a fun host and does a great job with safety and entertaining. The guy is a encyclopedia of jo
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michaelrH9024NA
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Next Level Sailing - Whale Watch
During a recent visit to San Diego we went on a whale watch with Next Level Sailing. We had a great time. The Capta
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dannyandbarbara
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Smooth Sailing
Nothing but fantastic things to say about this excursion. The staff go above and beyond to make sure everyone is sa
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Bonner R
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A wonderful way to sail
The ship, crew and whales made this a memorable afternoon. The sailboat was beautiful and the crew were so hospitab
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THHGoMex
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Wonderful Day On The Water.
The Captain and crew of the America were great. The boat was beautiful, stable, and spacious. There were about 20
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Getaway529359
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Unforgettable Experience
I really cannot say enough good things about this experience. Fathom was a knowledgeable guide and the crew was bot
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128alanl
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Fun day
Saw lots of whales but even if you don’t see any the adventure of the sailing ship makes for a thrilling day.
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karensX9062QO
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Great day on the water
This is our 2nd time with Next Level Sailing. Highly recommend this trip on this beautiful boat. Much better experi
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moranj2020
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Another great day on the water!
2nd trip and visit to the America and it’s awesome crew. Highly recommended. Saw several whales as promised.
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Todd M
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Unforgetable
The crew was very helpful and courteous, and Al was great at storytelling. Their commitment to making sure that we
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DWAYNE H
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America Yacht
We were looking forward to going on a sailing vessel, as was advertised. The sails were put up but the engines ran
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Excursion645274
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Family Whale Watching
Our family had a great time on our whale watching trip! We have six children ranging in age from 15 to 9months. The
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tressagp
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Fun and informative trip
We went on the America earlier this week and had a great trip. Beautiful ship with lots of space. We saw several wh
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ChicagoCatharine
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A Whale of a Good Time!!!!
From the second I saw that gorgeous boat, I knew we were in for a great time. The staff was courteous, professiona
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  • Duration: 4h 30m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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