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Address: 1492 N. Harbor Drive, Maritime Museum of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 800-644-3454
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Amazing Adventure

My partner and another couple went on a Valentine's whale watching adventure with this awesome group. The captain and crew were so friendly and really added to the adventure... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Tim R
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San Diego, California

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My partner and another couple went on a Valentine's whale watching adventure with this awesome group. The captain and crew were so friendly and really added to the adventure. The yacht was sold out yet everyone was so friendly it did not seem crowded. We saw dolphins, sea lions, seals, and lots of grey whales. When other boats turned around... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I tend to get sea-sick, so after searching for whale watching trips we decided on the America. Big plus: they offer a free meal at Anthony's if you lose your lunch. The 139 foot long yacht is immense and immaculately maintained. We sailed that day with the captain's daughter who was taking photographs of the whales. They post them to... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

You can see Whales and dolphins near and also a San Diego skyline. There is quite cold at sea, but remember to take enough clothes. Unforgettable experience.

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Fort Irwin, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I was fine until we left the harbor, watching the whales requires you to take your eyes off the horizon. I started getting sick, then, really sick. They suggested I go to the middle of the boat, so my family got split up a bit. Luckily, people got up and my kids came by me. A man from another group... More 

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Sedgwick, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Kathy and I had a wonderful time. The boat is a replica of one of the first Amerca's cup racers. It is beautifully maintained and comfortable. The crew and Captain Troy are very accomodating and very capable. Snakes are available but you bring your lunch. The boat can get crowded and you are there with passengers of all abilities. We... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

We had gone whale watching earlier in the week, and seen both whales and dolphins. But, the idea of this trip really intrigued us. And we weren't disappointed. We'd read the Q&A on the website, and were prepared for the weather. Most folks brought lunch, and we had a fantastic time! The wind was really brisk, and in addition to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

To actually travel with numerous Grey whales was probably one of the most amazing things that I have ever witnessed...that is until "Humphrey" the Humpback showed up. OMG!!! That whale put in a display was the ultimate "E" ticket (for those of us that remember when Disneyland used a ticket system). I have really thank Capt Joe and the Hornblower... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Trip was January 8. We saw plenty of whales, and the yacht itself was beautiful. The ride was very smooth, we did not get sick or wet. Had about 60 passengers on board and did not seem crowded at all. Crew and captain were great. Snacks and soda are complementary, though you can bring your own too. Well worth the... More 

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Springfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Spectacular whale sightings, beautiful yacht, fun and professional crew. Our entire family had a wonderful time!

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Ft lauderdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Everyone onboard this beautiful yacht is so nice and full of info. We saw blue whales, porpoise, and sea lions-as well as Navy Seals headed out for training, and many, many different types of military aircraft and ships. I never in my life thought I'd see blue whales except on TV. A trip on The America changed all of that!... More 

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