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Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point

Whale Watching Excursion in Dana Point

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Cruise the Pacific Ocean off Dana point on a whale watching excursion aboard a comfortable 95’ vessel. Enjoy live narration from your experienced captain as you watch for whales, sea lions, and dolphins, and learn about the stunning diversity of marine life that flocks to the California coast. Listen to the distinctive calls of seabirds from a seat on deck, or relax by a window in the fully-enclosed cabin where food and drink are available for purchase.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.00
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$46.00
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Catalina Island Day Trip from Anaheim with Optional Upgrades

Catalina Island Day Trip from Anaheim with Optional Upgrades

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Spend the day exploring Catalina Island via zipline. During this full-day tour from Anaheim, ride a ferry to the quaint island. You also have the option to upgrade to a variety of different adventures to ensure your day in Avalon is packed full of fun! Round-trip transportation from select hotels in Anaheim is included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$138.47
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$138.47
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Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach

Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach

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Cruise off the coast of Orange County in search of whales on this excursion from Newport Beach. Watch the rugged, beautiful scenery of the Pacific Coast glide by as you listen to interesting commentary from your crew about the native California marine life. Watch for blows and tail slaps; these signal that humpback, minke, grey, finback or giant blue whales are near. Dolphins and other marine life are also in abundance during this family-friendly, year-round whale watching tour.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.00
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$34.00
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3-Hour Monterey Bay Winter Whale-Watching Tour in California

3-Hour Monterey Bay Winter Whale-Watching Tour in California

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Look for whales during a boat tour from Monterey, the premier destination in northern California for winter whale watching. Learn about the majestic animals from a marine biologist or naturalist guide who shares detailed commentary about the whales, dolphins, sea lions, sea birds, and natural history of the region.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey

Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey

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Look for whales as they migrate through the waters of the Pacific Ocean off of California on this half-day whale-watching cruise from Monterey. Your naturalist guide shares commentary about the whales and their habitat as you search for gray whales (most common), humpback and blue whales, and other marine life such as dolphins and sea lions during your cruise. Get tips for great photo ops and learn all about the mighty creatures at one of California's most famous whale-watching destinations.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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$75.00
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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise

San Diego Whale Watching Cruise

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Go whale watching from San Diego aboard a replica of a historic sailing schooner that won the world’s first America’s Cup sailing competition in 1851. Throughout your cruise, your expert guide shares informative commentary about gray whales, dolphins, and other marine animals, along with details about the US Navy sites you pass as you head out on the Pacific Ocean.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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$85.00
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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise

San Diego Whale Watching Cruise

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Go on a whale-watching expedition in San Diego on this 4-hour cruise guided by Birch Aquarium experts. Get the scoop from a guide who studies the migratory patterns of grey whales as you keep a lookout for whales in the water. Board a 2-story yacht that gives you 360-degree views of the ocean. Plus, you're guaranteed to see whales or you get to ride again for free.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA

Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA

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Set sail from Oceanside during a whale watching excursion led by a certified naturalist guide. Board a comfortable 50-foot (15-meter) catamaran with covered areas for seating and cruise along San Diego’s coastline to spot whales and other marine life, getting as close as possible without disturbing them. Plus, choose from multiple departures to easily fit this whale watching tour into your schedule.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.00
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$44.00
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High Speed Zodiac Whale Watching Safari from Dana Point

High Speed Zodiac Whale Watching Safari from Dana Point

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The ocean near Dana Point provides the perfect spot for catching sight of all kinds of whales and dolphins, and this whale-watching cruise combines an intimate experience limited to 12 people aboard an RHIB. Your guide, a marine naturalist, knows the best times and areas to spot wildlife, and also provides facts and commentary as you cruise.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.54
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$67.54
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Dana Point Whale Watching and Dolphin Watching Eco-Safari

Dana Point Whale Watching and Dolphin Watching Eco-Safari

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Ride along the open water in a catamaran as you keep your eyes peeled for whales, dolphins, and other sea creatures on this whale and dolphin watching eco-safari. From Dana Point, cruise as your captain takes you to some of the area’s best places to spot out different kinds of whales and dolphins. An on-board naturalist also provides on-going commentary the whole way to keep you educated and in the know about these sea creatures and their natural habitat.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise

Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise

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Watch for whales and dolphins off Newport Beach aboard a double-decker catamaran with bow seating and 360-degree views. A diverse array of marine wildlife thrives in the protected area just outside Newport Bay, and you'll have the chance to see humpbacks, gray whales, finback whales, blue whales, seals, and several species of dolphins. The boat has a 96% success rate spotting whales or dolphins, making this a great way to explore California wildlife in a gorgeous natural environment.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.00
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La Jolla Whale Watching Kayak Adventure

La Jolla Whale Watching Kayak Adventure

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Go whale-watching by kayak from La Jolla Shores on a 3-hour active tour with an experienced naturalist guide. From December to March, gray whales migrate past San Diego while making their way between Alaska and Mexico. Hope to see the magnificent wild mammals on this kayak tour led by an expert guide, who also points out other marine life such as dolphins, sea lions, seals, pelicans, leopard sharks and more. This fun and active tour does not require previous experience, and all kayak gear and instruction is included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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$49.00

2 Hour Whale Watching Kayak Tour for Two

2 Hour Whale Watching Kayak Tour for Two

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Take a break from crowded beaches and paddle out to the gray whale migration grounds off the coast of La Jolla. Your guide ensures you visit the best sighting locations, where your kayak affords you a more intimate experience with the ocean and marine life than you could have on any boat. A kayaking tutorial is included to ensure your comfort and safety.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.93
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Private Fishing Charter

Private Fishing Charter

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Captain John has been driving boats since he was a teenager and has been fishing locally in LA for decades! The most rewarding part of running fishing charters is seeing someone catch one of their very first fish! I see the joy and elation on their face, and it allows me to relive the moment when I caught my first fish. I can't put a price on that experience, and I truly love sharing my passion with others!
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  • 5 hours
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$1,099.00
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Luxury Catamaran Sailing Charter of San Diego

Luxury Catamaran Sailing Charter of San Diego

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Set sail from San Diego on your own private sailboat cruise that can accommodate up to 12 people. Depart from the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay and glide out to the Pacific Ocean, passing landmarks like Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, Pacific Beach, La Jolla, and Ocean Beach Pier. Get great views of southern California’s landscape and wildlife, and feel free to bring your own refreshments and music to customize your cruise.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,100.00
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$1,100.00
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San Diego Private Whale Watching and Sailing Experience for 6

San Diego Private Whale Watching and Sailing Experience for 6

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Increase your chances of spotting humpback whales during a wildlife-watching cruise that departs from San Diego. Designed with nature lovers in mind, this cruise uses specialist technology to locate the whales and therefore maximize your opportunity to see the marine mammals. Plus, you’re likely to see dolphins and sea lions too.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$599.00
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$599.00

Private Family Whale & Dolphin Adventure

Private Family Whale & Dolphin Adventure

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Get the best chance of seeing whales and dolphins on a private boat tour. Your party will have the run of the boat, including an enclosed cabin, an observation tower, and a restroom. Your experienced USCG-certified captain knows the best places to spot wildlife and will provide engaging commentary on the local marine ecosystem.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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$135.00

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