The San Diego coast offers any number of opportunities to enjoy the awe-inspiring experience of whale watching all while staying safe and socially distanced. Even better these SDTA Members are offering up some great deals as well.
With a maximum of 24 passengers allowed on its 50 ft. luxury catamaran, Oceanside Adventures offers a safe way to get your whale watching fix, offering great views from any vantage point. Open to all ages, Oceanside Adventures is now offering 20% of its general admission price of $44 with the promo code SAN20. They are also taking 20 percent off gift cards until the end of the year.
Promising East Coast sophistication with a nod to casual Southern California elegance, Halcyon Seas offers charters from Mission Bay to Santa Barbara as well as the opportunity to experience fresh air and sunshine in socially distant setting. With the annual whale migration underway, Halcyon has added a docent to elevate the educational experience. During the month of December, Halcyon is offering $250 off on all whale-watching cruises.
Book a memorable whale watching tour this winter with San Diego Sailing Tours. With departures at either 8 a.m. or 11 a.m., the tour includes breakfast or lunch as well as unlimited water, soda, light snacks. For those over 21, first round of beer or white wine is complimentary as well. Use the promo code LOCALSONLY40 all winter for $40 off any whale watching tour
Choose Flagship, San Diego’s most experienced whale watching fleet., which has been providing fresh air, outdoor fun and educational excursions since 1955. Led by an expert crew, Flagship guarantees you will see whales or can cruise again for free. Book now and save 15% with code SEEWHALES. Kids under 4 cruise free.
Experience the gray whale migration from the seat of a kayak. This is a non-polluting, non-threatening, and intimate way to experience one of the most majestic mammals on the planet. Your guides will lead the group about two miles out from shore, where you’ll stop at the best spots to view gray whales. Along the way you’ll learn interesting facts and history about the whales and the La Jolla Ecological Reserve, and likely see dolphins, sea lions, and other marine life as well.
Everyday California is currently offering 10% off all adventures using the code WINTER.
While Legacy Whale Watch’s twice-a-day tours focuses on finding whales, the crew keeps its eyes peeled for a variety of dolphin/porpoise species along with sea lions and birds so passengers can sit back and enjoy the sights from the well-equipped 80 ft. fiberglass boat that features two decks and ample seating. The cruises set sail from Mission Bay, and Legacy is employing best-in-class cleaning procedures and requires masks and socially distancing on all excursions. Book a trip on at sdwhale.com or call (619) 309-1680.
Hornblower’s always-popular whale watching excursions will get into full swing starting Dec. 18 with the annual migration of gigantic gray whales journeying to the lagoons of Baja California for the winter. A docent from the San Diego Natural History Museum provides expert narration, and the expansive outdoor decks provide plenty of fresh air and room to properly socially distance. Tours operate twice daily at 9:30am and 1:30pm. Prices at $45 for Adults & $22.50 Child ages 4-12 (excl. fees & taxes) . Visit www.hornblower.com for more details or call 855-253-7943.