Whale Watching by City Cruises

Ready to experience whale watching in San Diego? You could also see dolphins, sea lions, and a whole host of sea birds, so hop on board for a breathtaking experience on the open ocean.

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What you'll do

Experience a Whale Watching Cruise with a Go San Diego pass

  • Includes a 4-hour whale-watching cruise tour 
  • Your pass gives you access to many more attractions in San Diego, so don't forget to check them out

Whale Watching in San Diego highlights

You’ll speed out to sea on one of our large, comfortable yachts and pass barking sea lions and pods of leaping dolphins as you search for the legendary blue whales-the largest mammal on Earth. 

During the 4-hour whale-watching tour, you'll be treated to a live narration by our experienced captain and our on-board naturalist (from the San Diego Natural History Museum). 

You’ll stay cozy and comfortable with both indoor and outdoor seating and a snack bar featuring hot food, a full bar, and souvenirs. 

We also offer a guarantee, if some type of whale is not sighted on your whale watching cruise, you will receive a pass good to return for a Whale Watching Cruise or 1 or 2 Hour Harbor Cruise from Hornblower San Diego.

Go City the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility when sightseeing in San Diego. Your pass includes your Whale Watching tickets plus entry to other top attractions.

Experience Whale Watching by City Cruises and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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Know before you go

Getting in
Just proceed to the entrance and present your pass.

Meeting point
Pier Two 970 N. Harbor Drive San Diego CA
· Harbor Dr at Broadway St.
· Next to the USS Midway Museum
· Access to these outer decks is by stairs only.

Please note
No outside food or beverage is allowed onboard. 

The cruise takes about 4 hours.

For more information, visit the City Cruises website.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

December 16 - April 14 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Board: 9:15AM Cruise: 9:30AM - 1PM
Board: 1:15PM Cruise: 1:30PM - 5PM

June 15 – September 2 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Monday)
Board: 8:45AM Cruise: 9AM – 1PM

Dates may vary. Please check the City Cruises Website or call before your visit.

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Free cancellation

Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days from your purchase date.

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