We’ve always wanted to do a whale watching tour and soo happy we went with Half Off Things To Do, we saw (12) humpback whales and a plethora of other species, the MC was so knowledgeable and entertaining, then my 2 year old got sick and the crew was right there to lend a hand. Highly recommended we’ll be back!
2½ hour whale watching cruise located in Mission Bay San Diego CA
*Please note there might be a gas surcharge of $3-$4 per ticket depending on current gas prices.
- FREE and ample parking
- Narration by a certified marine biologist
- A sea adventure of whales, dolphins, sea lions, and birds
- Outdoor seating Only – Dress Warm!
- If you don’t see any whales or dolphins –come back again for free!
Please Note: Use discretion with kids under 2 years old (due to increased chance of seasickness)
May through November means the migration of the great blue whales and mighty fin whales. The blue whale is the largest animal to ever exist on the earth!! They can range in length from 90 feet to over 100 feet and weigh up to 200 tons! The fin, or finback whale is second only to the blue whale in size and weight. Among the fastest of the great whales, it is capable of bursts of speed of up to 23 mph (37 km/hr) leading to its description as the “greyhound of the sea”. Minke, humpback, and sperm whales are also possible sightings. All of these amazing whales are generally found 5 to 9 miles off shore feeding on our local banks.
Throughout the year various types of playful dolphins (Short-beaked and Long-beaked Common, Pacific Bottlenose, Rissos, and Pacific white-sided) are encountered on most trips with some pods numbering into the thousands! These dolphins will regularly seek out the boat on their own to greet you and to show their amazing acrobatic abilities. California sea lions, Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola), and a wide variety of sea birds also await you on every trip!
Frequently Asked Questions
Immediately after your purchase, we will email you the company name, address, and parking recommendations.
Please contact us if your confirmation email isn’t received within 5 minutes of purchase.
One of our staff favorites is to go from downtown San Diego through Harbor Island to Liberty station via e-bikes. The bikes throttle up to 20mph so they are extremely fun and the views are amazing during the whole route. In addition Liberty Station is a fun local spot because it has an amazing selection of farm to table food and craft brews (and an indoor farmers market!) Liberty Station was converted from an old Naval Base.
Since we work with multiple tour providers we ask that you book each experience separately.