Thing To Do #43 Awe-Inspiring Whale Watching
If you’ve never had the opportunity to go whale watching, now is the time to do it, during your visit to San Diego. With 70 miles of coastline directly in the migration path of 20,000 gray whales on their way to Baja California to give birth to their calves, San Diego is one of the best places in the world to see these giant mammals in their own environment.
Prime time for whale watching in San Diego is December through January for the southern migration, and February through March for the northern migration. Gray Whales generally travel alone or in pods of two or three: at the peak of migration, a dozen or more may be seen together. They cruise slowly near shore waters at a speed of two to six miles per hour.
Most whale watching tours are about three hours long and are narrated by captains who will help you spot the whales as they share interesting facts about them, sealife and the local geography. Whales are not the only form of marine life you will see on a whale watching cruise. Dolphins and porpoises are the travel companions of gray whales. Be sure to bring your camera to capture this once in a life time experience. Public transit routes 923, 992/Green trolley line.
Hornblower Cruises & Events (855) 552-9051 – $5 Off Any Cruise Coupon
Flagship Cruises & Events (619) 234-4111 – 15% Off Any Cruise Coupon
Oceanside Adventures (888) 507-1130
Xplore Offshore (858) 361-9494
H & M Landing (619) 222-1144 – $5 Off Whale Watching Coupon