Holiday Inn on the Bay - Whale Watching Package
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Harbor Bay Cruises

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San Diego Whale Watching Cruises & Dolphin Watching Cruises is an educational adventure and visual experience for people who love sea birds, dolphins, sea lions, and whales. Whale migration season is December through March when Gray whales travel over 6000 miles from the Arctic down to Baja California's warm lagoons, where calves are born and can frequently be seen swimming at their mother's side. Highlights of the cruise feature pods of hundreds of dolphins plus an informative harbor tour of the Big Bay. Enjoy a memorable 3 1/2 hour Whale Watching cruise on Hornblower on the most comfortable boats in Southern California, proudly in educational partnership with the San Diego Natural History Museum.

Discount San Diego Whale Watching Cruises by Hornblower...

See the majestic Calf. Gray Whale on the San Diego coast. Guaranteed sightings. Two departures daily: 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. with boarding 15 minutes prior On the way out, you’ll see all the famous and historic sights of the San Diego bay such as the navy submarine base, NOSC and the Point Loma Light House and Cabrillo National Monument. Besides whales, you’ll witness many varieties of marine life including dolphins, sea lions and marine birds such as herons along the way. Relax on the largest, fastest, most stable whale watching boat in Southern California called the ADVENTURE.

On board, you will see the first of its kind, The Whale Exhibit, with fossils over a million years old, a Dolphin rib bone with actual shark teeth marks on it and whale ear bones. You will enjoy beautiful Whale art and posters containing information about migration patters, and lists of marine animals that you’ll see on your whale watching cruise. Inclusions: Climate controlled areas with indoor and outdoor seating. A full snack bar with adult beverages and souvenirs are onboard. Photos are taken at the beginning of the cruise and ready at the end. Educational Video played. Yacht is ADA accessible, but call for dates/times in case equipment is changes.



Discount San Diego Whale Watching Cruise by Hornblower Information...

  • Professional Live narration on marine life from our expert captains.
  • Snack bars featuring hot food, full bar and souvenirs.
  • Climate controlled indoor seating.
  • Views of harbor seals plus famous San Diego landmarks.
  • Guaranteed whale sighting!
    If whales are not sighted, a pass good for another Whale Watching or Harbor Cruise will be issued.


Departures will now be daily!
Departs twice daily. The first departure boards at 9:15 AM and cruises from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM. The second departure boards at 1:15 PM and cruises from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM


  • Our boat was generated for ocean service and offers a stable and more comfortable trip in any seas.
  • Our boats get you to the viewing area faster, so you can enjoy the whales longer.
  • Comfortable indoor viewing areas with large windows.
  • Our boat is the largest whale watching boat in San Diego with capacity of up to 600 guests with 3,000 square feet of outdoor viewing space.
  • Our boat is three decks high - 25 feet off the water so you can see whale spouts from almost a mile.

Discount San Diego Whale Watching Cruise by Hornblower Location...

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Driving South on I-5: Exit Front St./Civic Center, go three blocks, right on Ash St. Follow Ash to the water, left on Harbor Drive, one block to cruise ship terminal.

Driving North on I-5: Exit Hawthorne St./Airport. Turn left and continue to the water. Left on Harbor Drive, one half mile to the cruise ship terminal.

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