San Diego's beautiful blue waters call to people for surfing, wakeboarding, paddleboarding, jetskiing, and more. But people aren't the only creatures the water appeals to. The waters around San Diego are filled with sea life, and you can go whale watching all year round. Sightings of whales or dolphins are guaranteed.
That's because there are whales in our waters in every season. During the winter, from December to April, Pacific gray whales pass by as they migrate from Alaska to Mexico, where they spend their time starting families. The other months of the year blue whales and fin whales migrate through our waters. The blue whale is the largest mammal on earth, and seeing one is a spectacular thrill. You may also see other species, including humpbacks, minkes, and sperm whales.
Dolphin sightings are common at any time of year. There are five species that live in the waters near San Diego, and they can be seen in groups of thousands at a time! They're friendly and sometimes come find the boat instead of the other way around!
The cruises are three hours long on a comfortable boat and a marine biologist narrates the cruise, so you won't miss a thing.
Whale watching in San Diego, California is a great way to enjoy the water. At Island Palms, those waters are right at your doorstep. Enjoy your whale watching cruise and then enjoy the water from back on shore, strolling paths along the bay. Walk to restaurants and shopping, or simply take in the beautiful view.