Looking for some adventure during your extended stay in San Diego this winter!
Be a part of San Diego Whale Watching this December when California gray whales start migrating southward.
Starting their journey from the chilly Alaskan seas, these giant creatures swim towards the warm water lagoons of Baja California. By April, whales swim down the coast to warm waters where they birth and rear their offspring.
The winter season witnesses thousands of whales appearing within a few miles of the San Diego coast during their 5000-mile journey. San Diego’s 70-mile coastline forms an ideal location for the visitors to capture this impressive parade.
December to April period presents you the opportunity to observe a part of the incredible 10,000-mile Alaska to Mexico annual migration of the Pacific gray whale. May to November period marks the migration of the mighty fin whales and great blue whales.
It’s not just the whales that boast all the excitement! Whale watching operation in San Diego includes marine birds, sea lions, seals, and dolphins on the surface of wide Open Ocean. Come with your family and enjoy this sea adventure. It is a great time for San Diego vacation.
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
The Birch Aquarium at Scripps has come up with educational activities and whale exhibits to celebrate the gray whale season. You can view the epic journey of gray whales from the excellent vantage point of outdoor tide-pool plaza, overlooking La Jolla’s shoreline and the Pacific Ocean.
Next Level Sailing and the Maritime Museum of San Diego
Next Level Sailing and the Maritime Museum of San Diego offers incredible whale watching experience during December to April. The visitors can board a 139-ft. long sailing yacht that for its deep keel for stability, low sleek lines and the ability to quietly reach close to the whales under sail perfectly suits for whale watching. Reach at 11:00 am for the 4-hour whale watching excursion.
Fun Cat Sailing Catamaran Adventures
The small group whale watching tours from Fun Cat Sailing Catamaran Adventures offers an amazing sailing experience with the whales and dolphins while resting in a safe, shaded, wind and rain protected cockpit. This is 4-hour adventure voyage providing plenty of time to see whales.
Horn blower Cruises and Events
Horn blower Cruises and Events brings 3.5-hour deluxe whale watching adventure from mid-December to mid-April. Expeditions leave for a joy ride daily at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm. Horn blower promises the guests a free sea visit if no whales are spotted.
Starting at 10:00 am on select days, H&M Landing offers daily 3-hour whale watching cruises between mid-December and March. The visitors will be provided with informative narrations on the gray and blue whales and other sea creatures spotted on these cruises. Boats are equipped with indoor and outdoor seating. Hot food and beverages will be served to you.
Sail San Diego
During the entire period of whale migration, Sail San Diego organizes daily whale watching excursions aboard sleek 40′ Catalina boats. The 3.5-hour excursions leave the port daily at 9:00 am and 1:30 pm. You can also opt for private whale watching charters.
Lodging in San Diego has never been a matter of concern for the visitors as budget hotels in San Diego take care of your accommodation. Make your reservation for fun-filled experience today.