San Diego Schooner Whale Watching

Enjoy a Half Day Schooner Sailing Whale Watching Adventure

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About This Experience

General Information hide

Experience the magnificence of whale migration season as you relax and enjoy the luxurious Schooner America. Enjoy a tranquil sail out to the Pacific Ocean, spotting California Sea Lions and California Gray Whales along the way!

Within a swift 20 minutes of departing from the San Diego Maritime Museum Port, you will sail approximately 9 miles off of the San Diego coastline into the Pacific Ocean. This is where your San Diego Whale Watching adventure begins. Breathe in the fresh sea air as your experienced Captain and Crew get you as close as possible to the California Gray Whales.

You and the other passengers on board will have the opportunity to see the Gray Whales all around you as they swim along the San Diego shoreline on their annual migration to the warmer waters of Mexico. This is one of the most exciting and educational experiences in San Diego.

Where It's Located hide

  • San Diego, California

Who Is Included hide

The San Diego Schooner Whale Tour Experience Gifts Certificate is valid for one participant. There will be up to 85 additional participants on the schooner.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

When It Is Offered hide

The San Diego Schooner Whale Tour is offered up to five days a week, Mid-December through September, subject to availability. Trips board at 10:30 AM depart at 11:00 AM and return at 3:00 PM.

How Long Is It hide

The San Diego Whale and Schooner Sail typically has a trip length of 4 hours and a total duration of approximately 4½ hours.

Weather hide

The Schooner Whale Tour of San Diego may be resheduled by the Captain due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.

What To Wear hide

Dress comfortably, flat, non-marking rubber-soled shoes and layers are recommended for this open water adventure.

Additional Information hide

This experience includes a memorable, narrated sail aboard a historic, luxurious 138' sailing yacht during the peak of the whale migration. All Sails include complimentary soda, water, ice and some light snacks. Guests may bring along their own alcohol, and it is recommended that they bring their picnic for lunch on board the ship.

2017 had 100% success rate of whale sightings. No Sea Sickness Guarantee! The America is a very stable yacht, and if you lose your lunch, will receive a $25 gift card.

Admission before or after the sail to the famous San Diego Maritime Museum is included.

Price includes all taxes, however gratuity is not included and can be extended to your Captain and crew following your adventure.


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All changes to reservations for the San Diego Schooner Whale Tour Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

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