It is official, the whales have made their appearance in San Diego and it is time for you to get out there and see them for yourself! Late December and early January have been very exciting for us in spotting whales and large pods of dolphins. It’s actually our best season yet! Normally they can be very hard to spot, but this year we’ve had many successful tours in whale spotting and sometimes the groups are as large 50 dolphins swimming with dozens of whales slapping their tails in the water.

So we’ve put together a guide on what to expect when venturing out to see to see these majestic creatures! Here’s what you can expect to bring on our tour! Remember that our whale watching tours already include your first glass of wine or beer, unlimited snacks, waters, and sodas, as well as a custom-made lunch.


  • Comfortable pants and jacket- layering is key especially in cooler conditions
  • Hat/sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Windbreaker
  • Camera
  • Water/snacks
  • Binoculars
  • Medication- only if you get seasick!


Whales are wild animals and nobody can control what they do. Therefore it is very important to be patient. It might take time for your captain to find them, but when you do it is magical! You will see them come up for air or even breach!

Due to their unpredictable movements, you might find that you don’t see any whales on your tour. Not to worry though you will see other kinds of marine life such as dolphins and seals! Take advantage of being on the water, enjoy the wind on your face, and take in all the views.

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