Best whale watching in San Diego

Check out the top whale watching in San Diego, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Cabrillo National Monument
1. Cabrillo National Monument
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347 local reviews
Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego
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Stephanie
National monument right in our backyard with the best views of the city. If you're ready for a hike try the…
Lisa
Old Point Loma Lighthouse, whale watching in Jan & Feb, cultural and historical info & walking trails with…
Erin
Gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean & San Diego Bay, tidepooling at low tide, whale watching in winter,…
1. Cabrillo National Monument
1. Cabrillo National Monument
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347 local reviews
Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego
Stephanie
Stephanie
National monument right in our backyard with the best views of the city. If you're ready for a hike try the bayside trail for a quiet…
Lisa
Lisa
Old Point Loma Lighthouse, whale watching in Jan & Feb, cultural and historical info & walking trails with beautiful scenery.
Erin
Erin
Gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean & San Diego Bay, tidepooling at low tide, whale watching in winter, hiking, and history.
2. New Point Loma Lighthouse
2. New Point Loma Lighthouse
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43 local reviews
Cabrillo Rd, San Diego
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
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Pamela
Whale watching, historic lighthouse, tidepools
Olivia
Great for whale watching!
2. New Point Loma Lighthouse
2. New Point Loma Lighthouse
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43 local reviews
Cabrillo Rd, San Diego
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
Pamela
Pamela
Whale watching, historic lighthouse, tidepools
Olivia
Olivia
Great for whale watching!
3. San Diego Whale Watch
3. San Diego Whale Watch
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14 local reviews
1717 Quivira Rd, San Diego
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 619-839-0128
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Janet & Scott
This whale watching tour never goes out of season! Not only will the friendly crew provide you with sightings…
Sam
Best whale watching in the country. One hour to see migration of the whales.
Jan
So close to go for a whale watching day
3. San Diego Whale Watch
3. San Diego Whale Watch
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14 local reviews
1717 Quivira Rd, San Diego
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 619-839-0128
Janet & Scott
Janet & Scott
This whale watching tour never goes out of season! Not only will the friendly crew provide you with sightings of beautiful whales &…
Sam
Sam
Best whale watching in the country. One hour to see migration of the whales.
Jan
Jan
So close to go for a whale watching day
4. Hornblower Cruises & Events
4. Hornblower Cruises & Events
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14 local reviews
1800 N Harbor Dr, San Diego
Closed · Opens 5:30 PM
+1 619-686-8700
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Jason
Hop a ride on a hornblower cruise and tour the north bay, south bay, or go whale watching. Food and spirits…
Brk
Whale watching, dinner cruises, or short bay cruises available...
4. Hornblower Cruises & Events
4. Hornblower Cruises & Events
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14 local reviews
1800 N Harbor Dr, San Diego
Closed · Opens 5:30 PM
+1 619-686-8700
Jason
Jason
Hop a ride on a hornblower cruise and tour the north bay, south bay, or go whale watching. Food and spirits on board, of course.
Brk
Brk
Whale watching, dinner cruises, or short bay cruises available...
5. Pacific Nature Tours
5. Pacific Nature Tours
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3 local reviews
1717 Quivira Rd, San Diego
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
+1 619-534-9249
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Mike
Go on a whale watching tour!
5. Pacific Nature Tours
5. Pacific Nature Tours
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3 local reviews
1717 Quivira Rd, San Diego
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
+1 619-534-9249
Mike
Mike
Go on a whale watching tour!
6. H&M Landing
6. H&M Landing
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12 local reviews
2803 Emerson St, San Diego
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 619-222-1144
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Carleton
This is a great place to go sport fishing or whale watching. San Diego looks amazing from a boat!
Tjrf
Harbor cruises, fishing trips and whale watching.
Olivia
Book a whale watching tour or day cruise!
6. H&M Landing
6. H&M Landing
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12 local reviews
2803 Emerson St, San Diego
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 619-222-1144
Carleton
Carleton
This is a great place to go sport fishing or whale watching. San Diego looks amazing from a boat!
Tjrf
Tjrf
Harbor cruises, fishing trips and whale watching.
Olivia
Olivia
Book a whale watching tour or day cruise!