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Each year, between October and April, nearly 20,000 gray whales migrate from the Bering Sea to the lagoons of Baja, California, and back again. Witness this amazing journey off the coast of San Diego on this once-in-a-lifetime educational whale watching excursion. Flagship Cruises & Events, and our partner of 18 years, Birch Aquarium at Scripps will create thrilling memories you will never forget so grab those binoculars and cameras and set sail on this 3.5-hour excursion! Departing twice daily you can choose to set sail in the morning or early afternoon. You’ll also receive coupons to Birch Aquarium!
Each whale watching excursion is slightly unique. Our tour routes follow the whales’ migration path to bring you up close to the best sighting spots, which change daily. Early in the migration season the southbound whales swim closer to the coast, so the maximum distance is about 3-5 miles. Toward the end of migration season when the northbound whales swim further out, we will cruise up to 9-12 miles off the coast. With our Whale Tail Guarantee, guests are guaranteed to see whales or their next trip is free!
This 3.5-hour whale watching excursion departs from the Broadway Pier located at 990 North Harbor Drive. Guests are welcome to self-drive to this location where several parking options are available, or you may use public transportation or a ride-share service. We strongly recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time to allow ample time for check-in. After purchase, you will receive an email receipt confirming your reservation. An additional confirmation email will follow with your redemption instructions, address and directions to the pier where you will check-in for your Flagship Cruise. If you have any questions, please call our friendly Travel Concierge at +1-844-868-7392.
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