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Whale and Dolphin Watching Midweek Adventures

Experience the San Diego Winter Whale Watching Cruise in style aboard a City Cruises yacht. Tour San Diego Bay, gaze at awe-inspiring sights of the majestic Gray Whale and relax on deck, with your camera in one hand and a cold drink in the other.
Ticket Type
Rate for Monday -Friday
Age: 4- 12 years. Under 3 are free.
Free child
Children under 4 are free but they must be counted
Select Quantity, then Date
Come aboard the San Diego Winter Whale Watching Cruise, where you will be treated to awe-inspiring sights of the majestic Gray Whale and the scenic magnificence of San Diego's Coronado Bay Bridge, Seaport Village and America's most historic warships to name a few.


  • Narrated by an experienced captain
  • See sea lions, blue herons and three kinds of dolphins
  • Whale watch aboard a comfortable yacht
  • Magnificent views of the San Diego Bay
  • Views of historic warships such as the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan
Whale watching season with City Cruises runs from December through April, with approximately 28,000 gray whales passing by the San Diego coast. Other wildlife, such as sea lions, blue herons and three kinds of dolphins put in appearances, so have your cameras focused and ready.

The average size of a Gray Whale is approximately 30 to 50 feet long and may weigh up to 35 tons. They spend the summer months in the Bering and Chukchi Seas, then leave for the breeding lagoons along western Baja California, Mexico. Gray whales follow the longest migration route of any mammal on Earth, sometimes traveling 12,400 miles round trip. In December, the first pass along the California coast, with peak numbers passing by in early January and remain until late March, within six miles off the coastline.

Whether you're a tourist looking for the best way to see all of the San Diego attractions, or a local that knows the best way to entertain out of town guests, City Cruises has something for you.

All aboard! Make your reservations and get your eTickets today for The San Diego Whale Watching Cruise. It's a once in a life time adventure for the entire family!

Operating Times

Please check calendar for dates and times available. Boarding begins 30 minutes before departure.

Reservation Notes

Reservations confirmed for date and time selected. Reservation based tickets are non-refundable.


3.5 hours

Booth Location

970 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego CA. 92101. Pier 2.

Nearest Intersection

Harbor Drive and Broadway Ave.

Age Requirements

Child Ticket: 4-12 years. Under 4 are free.