If you love whales, dolphins, sea lions, and sea birds, hop on board for a breathtaking experience on the open ocean. We’ll speed out to sea on one of our large, comfortable yachts and pass barking sea lions and pods of leaping dolphins as we search for the legendary blue whales-the largest mammal on Earth. As we make our 4-hour tour, we’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.

The Go San Diego Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Your pass includes Whale Watching by Hornblower Cruises (Summer) tickets, plus admission to dozens more top attractions.

Hours of Operation

Duration Takes about 4 hours.

Hours Late June – early October: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday: 9:00am only.

*Dates may vary. Please check website or call before your visit.

Know before you go

Walk ups welcome but based on availability. Reservations are the only way to guarantee availability for a specific departure. Call (619) 686-8700 to make reservations.

Getting there

Whale Watching by Hornblower Cruises (Summer)

US, CA, San Diego, 92101, 970 North Harbor Drive


970 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
United States