Blue whales, the largest mammal and possibly the largest animal to ever inhabit Earth, can be spotted swimming and feeding off the coast of California during the summer months, typically June through September. Each cruise is a breathtaking experience that gives guests the ability to see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. The 4-hour tour includes live narration by experienced Hornblower Cruises and Events captains and the Museum Whalers, trained naturalists who accompany every cruise. You’ll stay cozy and comfortable with both indoor and outdoor seating, a snack bar featuring hot food, and a full bar.
You can help support theNAT's mission and programming by purchasing your discounted tickets at our Admissions Desk, up to 20% off retail prices. Call 877.946.7797 for more information on how to purchase your whale watching tickets.
|Adult*: $61 (ages 13+)||$65 (ages 13+)|
|Child: $38 (ages 4-12)||$38 (ages 4-12)|
*Photo ID required for all adults. Tickets purchased through the Museum require registration with Hornblower for the day and time you wish to go whale watching. Reservations can be made by calling 888.467.6256. Cruises take place from 9 AM—1 PM daily. Boarding occurs 15 minutes prior to departure. Boat leaves from the San Diego Navy Float, 970 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101.