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Whale Watching Eco Tour

Duration 3 Hours
Group Size Maximum 14
Ticket Cost $62/Adult $36/Child

San Diego Embarcadero

Join Ocean Connectors on a marine excursion through the Pacific waters as we experience the magificance of migrating whales!

Includes a three-hour guided whale watching excursion aboard the Flagship Cruises & Events whale watching vessel, the Marietta, and narration provided by community experts.

Trip Highlights

  • Eco Tours offer a unique experience showcasing the South San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge, the nearshore waters of the Pacific Ocean, and the many species that inhabit this biodiversity hotspot.
  • Whale Watching topics include an overview of the population of gray whales along San Diego’s coast, threats and challenges facing marine mammals, and what we can do to ensure our region’s environmental health. Be sure to be on the lookout for the gray whales as they migrate between Alaska and the Baja California peninsula!
  • Tickets directly support our free educational programs for local students!

Featured Wildlife

Whats Included

  • Three-hour guided whale watching excursion aboard the Flagship Cruises & Events whale watching vessel, the Marietta (departing from downtown San Diego)
  • All equipment needed: life jackets, binoculars, field guides, and even sunscreen.
  • Optional add-ons:

What You Need to Know

  • This tour is recommended for ages 6 and up, and is a great option for beginner-whale watchers.
  • It is recommended that guests take precautionary measures to mitigate potential seasickness during whale watching (if you have any physical limitations, please let us know if advance).
  • It is recommended that guests park on the Navy Pier adjacent to the USS Midway Museum.
  • All participants must submit a signed liability waiver and photo release form, and participants under the age of 18 must have the waiver and form signed by a parent or guardian.
  • In response to COVID-19, all equipment is sanitized between tours and Ocean Connectors staff have been fully vaccinated. Guests are not permitted to attend an Eco Tour if they are exhibiting any symptoms that may be associated with COVID-19.

Knowing that seeing marine wildlife can depend many factors outside of the tour company’s control, we expected a quiet day with maybe one or two dolphin sitings. Instead, we had a rich day full of education, and saw more whales surfacing than we could count. Amazing.

Customize Your Experience

Make your Eco Tour experience even more memorable by customizing your trip!

Planning a special occasion or team-building event? Contact for requests about additional dates, private tours, and group bookings. 

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