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Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA

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Oceanside, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

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.
  • Catch sight of whales off the coast of Oceanside, California
  • Cruise along San Diego’s coastline aboard a catamaran
  • A family-friendly tour ideal for nature lovers and first-time visitors
  • Choose from multiple departure times to best suit your needs
Local guide and professional guide
Food, drinks, and alcoholic beverages (available to purchase)
DVD (available to purchase)

Departure Point

256 S Harbor Dr, Oceanside, CA 92054, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • On board, you will find a snack and beverage bar (additional expense)
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Oceanside Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA.

Traveler Tips


  • "The boat is easy to board and large enough to ride the sometimes choppy waves comfortably." See review

Reviews

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Excellent!
Sandy_D
, Sep 2020
We didn’t see any whales but saw dolphins and some seals. The ride was still amazing while enjoying a snack and a drink! Wonderful crew as well!
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Go elsewhere
Az_fam
, Aug 2020
Didn’t see a whale saw just a handful of dolphins! Crew Barley said anything and didn’t interact with the guests nearly at all! Wanted my money back but wouldn’t give it to me! Do not go here! There are many better places to go!
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Marine Adventure Tour
Marine
, Aug 2020
The crew is fantastic! The only issue we had is that the company advertises as a whlae watching tour, yet immediately aboard, the crew advised us that the distance the boat travels would not allow us to see whales. So why advertise for whales? Why not just call it a marine adventure tour? I think 3-5 miles out is not far enough and 2 hours is pretty short. But other than that, amazing day on the water and extremely passionate and educated captain!
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Rude customer service
Wanda_M
, Aug 2020
At check in the lady was very rude she received a phone call ignored me while I was standing at the window for about five minutes finally she just reach her hand out to take the waiver that I signed. She then clip the ticket to it and just hand it back to me without looking at me or explaining anything to me. The boat was very nice.
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Experienced a "super pod" of dolphins.
lgk13393
, Aug 2020
It was an incredible experience! I took my daughter and three grandchildren out for a whale watching experience. Although we did not see any whales we did experience a "super pod" of dolphins, approximately numbering over 1000! I understand its very rare, it was quite the snow!
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Dolphins
Momoftwo
, Aug 2020
The tour was so much fun! The crew was super fun and really made the experience that much better! My 7 year old daughter is already asking to go again!
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Gorgeous weather too!
Wendy_R
, Aug 2020
Amazing experience...we got to see so many dolphins and 2 blue whales! I loved it!!! My son and friends and I will definitely go again.
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Amazing!!
Lori_Z
, Jul 2020
This cruise was so much fun! We were able to see sea lions and about 1000 dolphins!!! It was a huge unit and we got to spend plenty of time watching them and capturing photos!! Crew was very knowledgeable and made our time very exciting!! We will do this again on our next trip!!! 😊❤️
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Finding a pool of dolphins!
Sandee_M
, Jul 2020
Great experience! Staff was very knowledgeable. Answered so many questions...so many interesting facts! Boat was immaculate w/COVID precautions!
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Dolphins!
Linda_G
, Feb 2020
Absolutely fabulous... no whales but many dolphins... gorgeous day on the ocean. Great staff. Very enjoyable

Product code: 48680P1

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