Wildlife Watching Cruises

Much more than just a whale watching San Diego experience

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A tailor-made experience you won't find elsewhere

We designed our cruises to be more than just another whale watching San Diego 'cattle-boat' (where you feel herded along and swindled the whole time).

You won't be promised any specific species and we'll work with nature to give you the most personalized wildlife watching experience you've ever had.

Plus, our crew will care for you like family and we'll never nickel-and-dime you for blankets, seasickness medication, or a ride on captain's quarters.

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OUR WILDLIFE & WHALE WATCHING SAN DIEGO CRUISES INCLUDE:

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LOCAL SCUBA CREW

Our crew is comprised of ocean savvy captains and scuba divers

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Snacks & Bevs

Enjoy complimentary light snacks and beverages

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ESSENTIALS

Free blankets, bean bags, and seasickness meds

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"Captain and crew are extremely knowledgeable, kind, and enjoyable to be around. The Waterhorse fleet is amazing."

- Matthew R.

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Private Wildlife Cruises

RENT FULL BOAT & TAILOR YOUR CRUISE (UP TO 24 GUESTS)

You let us know what you're into and we'll craft the whole experience to best meet your wishes. Aside from the all the animal action, you might observe sea cliffs, sea caves, neighborhoods, and other San Diego staples.

rent full boat for a cruise starting at:

$124/guest


Offshore (6 hour total, 2 hours to site):

  • 9-Mile Bank

Extended Offshore (10 hours total, 2 hours to site):

  • Coronado Islands (require passport)
  • Torrey Pines
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Camarão, our 6-pack vessel

SMALL GROUPS

SMALL GROUPS

  Up to 6 guests

  • Comfortable back deck
  • Covered pilothouse
  • Mini kitchenette
  • Marine port-a-potty

Offshore: $1,499

Extended Offshore: $1,799

Offshore: $1,599

Extended Offshore: $1,999

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Humboldt, our flagship vessel

LARGE GROUPS

LARGE GROUPS

Up to 24 guests

  • Extra-large back deck
  • Hard-covered top deck
  • Large kitchenette
  • Bathroom with toilet and sink

Offshore: $2,999

Extended Offshore: $3,299

Offshore: $3,199

Extended Offshore: $3,499

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Prefer a snorkeling charter instead?

From La Jolla Underwater Park to the Coronado Islands (in Mexico), a snorkeling charter might be a good option if you're looking to get closer to animals on your ocean adventure.

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Worth Noting

  • You'll need to pay a flat fee of $189 to reserve a charter
  • Your remaining balance is due upon check-in
  • Rates in USD are per charter and don’t include 4% fees
  • Pay cash or check and we'll waive 4% fees
  • Nature works in unexpected ways, please come with an open mind and enjoy whatever it brings you 🙂
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