Whale & Dolphin Watching


Highlights / General details

Two cruises daily showcasing majestic marine animals including gray whales, four types of dolphins, sea lions and seabirds on the largest vessel in San Diego.


See a California gray whale in the wild.

Follow the migration of the California gray whale to the warm breeding grounds off the Baja Coast.

If whales are not sighted, a 'Whale Check' good for another whale watching or harbor tour will be issued.


Cruise includes on board naturalist from San Diego Natural History Museum.



Hours of operation

Whale & Dolphin Watching cruise Daily: January to April 15 and December and departs at 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM & 1:30 - 5:00 PM.

Check in 15 minutes prior to departure.

**Cruise schedule subject to change**


Approximately 3.5 hours.


Check-in Hornblower Ticket Booth at 970 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 (Between Broadway Street and Ash Street).

Additional Information

Public metered parking is available on a first-come, first serve basis.

There are two additional parking lots available with an approximate cost of $10.00 per car.

Participant restrictions

Children 3 and under cruise complimentary.


Coast Guard regulations require a photo ID for each guest to board.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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