Whale Watching Cruise Excursions Begin on the Port of San Diego’s Waterfront
Family and friends are invited to climb aboard for the winter whale-watching season on The Big Bay. As the winter season draws near, the California gray whale begins its migration to the south past San Diego to Mexico. Their annual journey takes them from the Bering Sea, past the San Diego coast, to the warm waters off Baja California, Sonora and Sinoloa, Mexico. The longest migration route of any mammal, the gray whales travel nearly 13,000 miles roundtrip each year.
Several Big Bay sport fishing and harbor excursion businesses are offering morning and afternoon cruises to view the majestic mammals. Along with the California gray whales, cruise participants have also viewed other mammals such as dolphins, sea lions humpback whales, killer whales and orcas. The first four businesses provide whale-watching cruise excursions aboard motor-powered cruise vessels:
Hornblower Cruises & Events
San Diego H&M Landing
Flagship Cruises & Events
The following three businesses provide whale-watching excursions aboard non-motor sailing vessels:
Next Level Sailing (A partner with the Maritime Museum of San Diego)
Fun Cat Sailing San Diego
Sail San Diego
All participants are encouraged to arrive 15-20 minutes before vessel departure.
San Diego Bay has 34 miles of scenic waterfront that includes restaurants, shops, hotels, attractions, parks and marinas in seven distinct areas. Each lends unique ingredients to the overall flavor and character of the waterfront on The Big Bay. Whether you spend an entire day exploring all seven areas or enjoy each one individually, there is something for every taste and budget.
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