Whale Watching Excursions

San Diego, CA

Where are we going?

Whale Watching Excursions
990 N Harbor Dr
San Diego
CA 92101


What is there to do?

Did you know that you could even go out whale watching from San Diego? Surprise! You can - with Flagship Cruises!

Actually, about 20,000 grey whales migrate each year from the Bering Sea all the way into the water of Baja California, and then back again!

So, between December to April you can witness this amazing migration for yourselves! It's an incredible family experience and one where the kids will learn some amazing things too!

Flagship Cruises offer two different whale watching cruises - the standard, and the Patriot Jet Boat.

The standard gives you 3.5 hours of marine life sightings, and guided by naturalists from Birch Aquarium - you also get Gray Whale fact sheets so you can really learn every step of the way.

You know what else is cool? If you don't spot a whale, you get to ride again for free next time, so you know that there is a super high chance of seeing one of those amazing creatures we have out in our ocean.

If you prefer something a little shorter, the Patriot Jet Boat whale watching is 1.5 hours, and in the open air seating you can enjoy the wildlife around you. You will see so much more than whales! In the San Diego area, you might see seals, sea lions, migrating birds...just to name a few!

Flagship Cruises also offer a number of other cruises for the family to enjoy, such as harbor tours and dining cruises, so if you really caught the cruising bug and wanted to experience some more water fun, then just check them out!

Seeing a whale for the first time in the wild is a magical experience, so make sure you take the camera because whale watching excursions are a chance of a lifetime! 


How much does it cost?

Adults: $38 - $43 regular cruise. $49.50 jet boat.

Children: $19 - $22 regular cruise. $39.50 jet boat (Ages 4 to 12)


Need a little extra help?

If you have special needs, give them a call to see how they can help you out


When can we go?

Standard cruises 9:45am and 1:30pm departures daily. Jet boat 11:30am departures.

December to April. Jet boat weekends only


Any top tips?

Children must be over 40" to ride the jet boat

I’m Hungry!

There is an onboard snack bar if you do get a little peckish looking at the whales!

Healthy Eating

It never hurts to take snacks and bottled water if you have younger kids because the cruise is 3.5 hours

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