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See Whales in the Wild on a Whale-Watching Tour

Book a whale watching tour on your next adventure to see these magical creatures in the wild. Orcas, humpback whales, blue whales, and pilot whales are frequently seen jumping in the waves and playing around boats. Whale watching tours are perfect for the adventurous animal lovers who want to see animals in their natural habitat, not confined in captivity. Whale watching trips can be a whole or half-day and include special extras like food and drinks on board, stops for snorkeling, and are a great way to get out on a boat when traveling.

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Things to consider for your whale watching tour.

  • Check which species of whales you can expect to see
  • Traveling with children? Make sure it’s a kid-friendly tour and to watch your kids while on board.
  • Want to eat lunch at sea? Many tours include food and drinks as an option.
  • Wear plenty of sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and bring your swimsuit if there’s a chance to jump in!
  • Don’t forget to stay hydrated while out on the water.
  • Bring your camera and make sure the batteries are charged.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for Boat Rentals worldwide.

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    Rebecca
    The Ultimate COVID Safe and Fun Private Whale Watching Tours, Newport Beach

    It was a great time. My parents and partner along w the kids thoroughly enjoyed it. The weather was super hot and uncomfortable but once we got out to sea it was nice and cool. We saw bottle nose dolphins, common dolphins, and even had a Maco shark sighting. We were so close to the dolphins. It was an awesome experience and I recommend Captain Nick to anyone. He was on time, professional and knowledgeable.

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    Montie
    Zodiac Pro 21' - Great for Offshore Adventures!

    Wonderful, professional, friendly owner, a pleasure to work with. Great boat, excellent condition, all the necessary accessories (GPS, radio, seating, cooler). Perfect marina location, free parking. Exceeded our expectations.

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    Dax
    Zodiac Pro 21' - Great for Offshore Adventures!

    I can't express how amazing of an experience we had renting through Manolo. I'll be recommending it to anyone looking to get out on the water here in San Diego (and beyond). Great communication, accommodations, and a truly tailored experience. Make sure to let Manolo know what you'd like to accomplish out on the ocean and I'm confident you'll achieve those goals. On top of all this they limit and offset the carbon footprint from your outing. Thanks Manolo!

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    Gerardo
    Zodiac Pro 21' - Great for Offshore Adventures!

    Started off the day and went through basic operating instructions. The owner was very supportive and helped us a lot from the start. Then we went up and cruised the harbor, got to swim a little bit in a private boat marina, and the highlight of the day was going out into the ocean and seen swarms of dolphins all around us. Throughout all of this the boat handled great. 10 out of 10 great experience would definitely do it again.

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    John
    Zodiac Pro 21' - Great for Offshore Adventures!

    Manolo responded right away and was very communicative right up until we left with the boat, which operates seamlessly! Couldn't have asked for a better vessel to cruise around the bay and up the coastline. Super easy to operate and left us wanting to rent it out again asap! Would 100% recommend to anyone over many other types of boats.

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    Anthony
    Zodiac Pro 21' - Great for Offshore Adventures!

    This was the best day ever! Manolo was the epitome of a most excellent Captain, not only is he a professional wildlife videographer and an Executive Producer of a soon to be feature Film regarding global whale migrations, he is also a passionate environmentalist that knows the San Diego waters well. He was able to find all kinds of ocean critters for us to observe on our 4 hour adventure including seals, birds, dolphins and even the ever elusive Blue Whale! You really should consider taking him along if he is available!