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Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside

Highlights
  • Catch sight of whales off the coast of Oceanside, California
  • Cruise along San Diego’s coastline aboard a catamaran
  • A family-friendly tour ideal for nature lovers and first-time visitors
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Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside
From US$39.00
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12pm DepartureMost Popular
2-hour whale watching trip departs at 12pm
US$39.00
2:30pm Departure
2-hour whale watching trip departs at 2:30pm
US$39.00
Overview
Set sail from Oceanside during a whale watching excursion led by a certified naturalist guide. Board a comfortable 50-foot (15-meter) catamaran with covered areas for seating and cruise along San Diego’s coastline to spot whales and other marine life, getting as close as possible without disturbing them. Plus, choose from multiple departures to easily fit this whale watching tour into your schedule.
What to Expect
This tour begins at our location in Oceanside, CA. Easy access from the parking lot to the check-in counter and onto the boat, so our vessel is wheelchair accessible. There are three tour times to choose from, either morning or afternoon: 12pm, 2:30pm or 5pm and each lasts approximately 2 hours.

Each tour is narrated by an expert Captain, a certified naturalist who loves whales and dolphins just like you do.

This US Coast Guard-inspected Catamaran is perfect for optimal viewing during the San Diego whale watching season. Your vessel is a new 50-foot Catamaran which is wheelchair accessible and on one level. We have both covered and non covered areas and seating throughout. See marine life from a unique perspective mere minutes away from Oceanside Harbor.

Come out for an awe-inspiring adventure of dolphin and whale watching in Oceanside. The tours are great for families, couples, private parties and corporate events. Perfect for anyone and everyone who loves the ocean or the marine wildlife.
Reviews (85)
1 - 5 of 82 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Lovely ocean excursion

No whales that day but lots of dolphins and a lovely ride on a very pleasant boat with good crew. Very reasonably priced.

Thank MLou79
Donna K, General Manager at Oceanside Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your kind words.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Family Fun Day!

We got to experience the Tour on a saturday so the boat wasn't too crowded at all and the weather was beautiful. All though we did not see any whales on our trip we saw a huge pod of common dolphin. Captain Shane was informative...More

Thank angelica1209bwp
Donna K, General Manager at Oceanside Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are honored by the review you posted about your experience with us. While we are constantly told face to face how much customers enjoy our service, it takes a very special person to proclaim to the online world that they should check us out....More

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Brought me back

This was my second whale watch that I did in my life. My first was in the Northeast with the aquarium. I learned some tips from the first one. However, when ordering tickets online they do make things very clear. Especially, the part about wearing...More

3  Thank Sabena O
Donna K, General Manager at Oceanside Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you for taking some of your valuable time to provide fellow consumers with your rich perspective. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Wonderful Experience

Nice location within Oceanside Harbor. Boat clean and stable with experienced crew. Enjoyed the cruise. Not much going on as to wildlife. When we returned the mate handed our tickets back and the captain explained that they were offering us a future trip because we...More

Thank myszke
Donna K, General Manager at Oceanside Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you for taking some of your valuable time to provide fellow consumers with your rich perspective. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Where are the whales?

OK, so we knew that chances for a whale are slim.... but we went anyway.... overall, this is a nice trip... there were dolphins... COOL!!!! especially one of them was a show-off ;-) there was some strange large fish... there were waves... just.... no whales.......More

Thank MarcinDrP
Donna K, General Manager at Oceanside Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your kind words.

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