Whale Watching Tour from San Diego

Whale Watching Tour from San Diego

Come and celebrate 13 years of whale watching with Birch Aquarium naturalists while on this Whale Watching Tour from San Diego, as you venture out to locate gray whales on their round trip migration.

You will also search for other marine life such as seals, sea lions, migrating birds and more. Get a close-up look and learn about gray whale baleen, barnacles, and prey items from naturalists during the cruise.

Bring warm clothing and your binoculars for a memorable whale watching experience aboard a San Diego Harbor Excursion vessel, leaving daily from San Diego Harbor.

Due to seasonal pricing and schedules, we have two other options for Whale Watching Tours from San Diego. Click on the links below to explore those options:
Whale Watching Tour from San Diego - Weekends
Whale Watching Tour from San Diego - Summer

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Tour/Activity Details


3.5 hours


9:45 am & 1:15 pm Monday through Friday
Boarding 15 minutes before departure.

Rates do not include hotel pick-up or drop-off. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.


Gray Whale Migration

Witness one of the world's longest animal migrations! Learn about this annual natural phenomenon from naturalists who are part of the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, who share intriguing whale and marine facts.

You may also see dolphins, sea lions and much more. Cruises also explore San Diego Harbor, so bring your camera and be ready for the trip of a lifetime!

This cruise also includes whale sounds recorded by Scripps oceanographers, gray whale bio facts and whale fact sheet handouts, marine life sightings, San Diego harbor views, and coupons to Birch Aquarium and Harbor attractions.


  • A snack bar and restrooms are on board.
  • Cruise times may vary due to weather conditions and distance of the whale sightings.

Rates do not include hotel pick-up or drop-off. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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