This tour is seasonal and operates June 24 through September 4.
Summer Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventures
San Diego, California, USA
- Blue Whales: See the largest animals in the world, plus dolphins, sea lions, and sea birds, with a marine expert on board to tell you all about them.
- Sightseeing: On your way out to sea, you'll see the sights of the San Diego waterfront, including Seaport Village, the Coronado Bay Bridge, the U.S.S. Midway, and more.
- Yacht cruise: Enjoy spacious indoor and outdoor seating and a snack bar featuring hot food, a full bar, and souvenirs.
- Fully-guided: Your captain and an onboard naturalist from the San Diego Natural History Museum will share their knowledge of the creatures you'll encounter and the sights you'll see.
About this San Diego, California tour
It's the largest animal ever to have walked, swam, or flown, and you have a pretty good chance of encountering one on this cruise. The blue whale reaches nearly 100 feet in length and 200 tons in weight; its heart alone is six feet wide and weighs 1,000 pounds. (Think about that.) But despite having a mouth big enough to hold 99 tons of food and water, it has a teeny-tiny throat and can't swallow anything bigger than a basketball. (So you're safe.)
And if you think it's tough keeping your baby fed and happy, consider this: for the first seven months of its life, a blue whale calf drinks up to 110 gallons of milk a day, gaining 200 pounds every 24 hours.
Adult blues are fast swimmers, which, combined with their size, is why they weren't hunted in the early days of whaling. All that changed in the early 20th century, when technology made it possible to efficiently catch, kill, and recover the 120 barrels of oil a blue whale could yield. After that, it was open season. In 1931 alone, more than 29,000 were killed. Despite the 1966 ban on hunting blue whales, the population has been slow to recover, and it's thought that there are only about 14,000 blue whales in the world today. So if you see one on this cruise, keep in mind what a special moment it is.
Please make your way to San Diego Navy Float - 970 Harbor Dr, San Diego CA 92101.
This is a seasonal tour operating from late June through early September.
No outside food or beverage is allowed onboard the yacht. There is a snack bar featuring hot food, a full bar, and souvenirs.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible. You must be able to get on and off the boat without assistance or with the aid of a traveling companion.
Boat Tour, Family Friendly, Scenic, Wilderness/Wildlife
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages. Children 3 years of age and younger participate free of charge.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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