Whale Watching San Diego - Year Round Whale Watching Tours

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San Diego Whale Watching

Whale Watching in San Diego

San Diego’s best kept secret is the amazing year round whale and dolphin watching San Diego just offshore.  San Diego is well known for its Gray Whale watching season (December-March).  However, Blue Whale watching San Diego, the largest animal ever known to live on Earth, are being seen in increasing numbers offshore San Diego from May-November.

In addition to Gray Whales and Blue Whales, regular sightings of Fin, Humpback and Minke Whales are common throughout the year.

For dolphin watching San Diego lovers, large herds of dolphin (at times numbering in the thousands) can be seen year-round.  Pacific White-sided and Bottlenose dolphin are frequently seen offshore, along with the extremely gregarious and inquisitive Long-beaked Common Dolphins and their close relative, the equally playful Short-beaked Common Dolphins.  Offshore San Diego has also become one of the best places to see the enigmatic Risso’s Dolphins.

Why Choose a Catamaran for Whale Watching

The Adventuress is an ideal offshore yacht for private whale watching San Diego because her wide beam makes her incredibly stable.  Catamarans sail flat and  do not heel like traditional monohull sailboats making for a more comfortable and relaxing offshore experience.  The Adventuress is also powered by twin 200HP turbo engines, which can power her along at 20 knots. So, whether under sail or under power, she is faster than most power yachts her size.

The Adventuress also has the best of both worlds:  a comfortable interior with large panoramic windows that bring the outside world right into the main cabin and great exterior decks ideal for sight seeing and whale watching.

On board the Adventuress will be one of San Diego’s best whale watching professionals as your Captain/Naturalist.  As the founders of Adventure Rib Rides, San Diego’s premiere whale watching company,  the first boat charter business to offer Blue Whale Watching offshore San Diego, we at Adventuress Catamaran Sailing San Diego, have extensive experience and knowledge when it comes to whale and dolphin watching.

Whale Watching / Wildlife Excursions

Year-Round Whale Watching (recommended charter time: 4 hours)

Dolphin Watching (recommend charter time: 3-4 hours)

The Ultimate Expedition Package

Enjoy the best of both worlds with the luxury and stability of the Adventuress and the thrilling high speed adventure of a Navy SEAL Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB).  Guests can take turns riding on the fun and fast RIB boat for an up-close and personal whale and dolphin watching adventure.  The six passenger RIB boat(s) come right up to the swim step of the catamaran for a quick and easy transfer on and off the yacht.

 Whale Sightings

WINTER (December-March): Gray, Humpback, Fin and Minke Whales

SPRING (April-June): Humpback, Fin, Minke and Blue Whales

SUMMER (July-August): Blue, Humpback, Fin and Minke Whales

FALL (September-November): Blue, Fin and Humpback Whales and Orcas