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Address: 2803 Emerson Street, San Diego, CA 92106
Phone Number: +1 619-222-1144
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Sun - Sat 5:15 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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H&M Landing is the West Coast’s oldest, most experienced Sportfishing...

H&M Landing is the West Coast’s oldest, most experienced Sportfishing company, representing San Diego’s finest passenger fleet. Whether you’re looking for the challenge and excitement of offshore fishing or sea-going adventure on an open party ticket or private charter, we have the boats, experience and staff to deliver the trip you’re looking for. There is action year round in San Diego with H&M Landing.

H&M Landing has been the pioneer in West Coast whale watching since 1953. Renowned for our wide range of adventure offerings, we have unsurpassed expertise in the approach and observation of marine wildlife in their natural environment. Whether you are looking for a 3 Hour Local Trip or one of our longer expeditions to the seacoasts and lagoons of Baja California, H&M Landing will show you the way.

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Very nice whale watching trip with lots of fun

We had a wonderful trip with Scott and Garry. Scott is an awesome entertainer and we had so much fun together ... and we so some false killer whales and finally also three grey... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
hckrohz
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Eltmann, Deutschland

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Eltmann, Deutschland
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48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful trip with Scott and Garry. Scott is an awesome entertainer and we had so much fun together ... and we so some false killer whales and finally also three grey whales. What an experience.

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Thank hckrohz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went out on the Seafari 5 hour whale watching tour and had a great time! The trip takes you out of the harbor with great views of the city, and then you head out towards Coronado Islands off the coast of Mexico. We saw whales, dolphins, sea lions, elephant seals and tons of different species of birds. The island... More 

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Thank Shane C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service great captain got us really close to grey whale,threat pics will definitely go back thank you for memories

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Thank Kenneth B
Menifee, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good sized yellow tail and all the rock cod you could catch. The ocean was calm and flat, it seemed like a typical summer day. The captains and crew of the Chief were excellent.

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Thank Robert V
Perry, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't catch much but a storm had hurt the fishing that day. The captain and first mate tried really hard to help catch some crustaceans.

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Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please note, my face was in a trash can most of the time during the trip, lol. Major seasickness. However, this doesn't alter the fact that the rest of my family enjoyed it. We saw about 13 whales, about the best sighting of the year so far, even though we had to venture out further than intended. The 3-hour trip... More 

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Frank U, General Manager at H & M Landing, responded to this review

Hi Leiza, Thank you so much for your kind review. San Diego has become a global destination to observe wildlife. Our fleet takes pride in showing our guests all the wonders and the wildlife that surround the waters offshore of San Diego Bay. We look forward to seeing you on-board in the future! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The boat was clean, but we were 10 minutes late due to the captain being late. The boat ride was rough, a lot of side to side rolling, so be prepared! No whales were seen until we got to the islands, where we saw several whales. The island did not have much to see and the elephant seals were so... More 

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Frank U, General Manager at H & M Landing, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip. The Los Coronado's Islands have long been a refuge for wildlife. Rocky and sheer, towering above sea level, at times they are not easy to approach. Recently we have had sea conditions that preempt a close approach for observation. As we move towards spring, the islands are teaming with life.... More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience and crew members. Justin was professional, polite and assisted with tips on how to catch rock fish. I caught the maximum limit of fish allowed for the day! Thanks to the Premier crew and H and M.

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Thank 3lueheeler
Frank U, General Manager at H & M Landing, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your trip. The crew of the premier are top notch and offer the best half-day experience on the West Coast. We look forward to fishing with you in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has become an annual family event. We book the entire boat and have 10 hoops among us to pull. The conditions on our charter were less than perfect but we were prepared for the weather. The Crew, Capt Marcus and deckhands John and Jeff made the experience easy and fun. Can't say enough good stuff about these guys. In... More 

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Frank U, General Manager at H & M Landing, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your trip. The guys on the Jig Strike take hoop netting to the next level. We look forward to seeing you back each and every season. More 

Eaton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband & I went to San Diego for our 25th anniversary. We went on a whale watching tour with H&M and, although we didn't see any whales, the tour was wonderful. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable of the attractions in the area. We even received a coupon for a free trip, since the whales were a bust!

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Thank Diane V
Frank U, General Manager at H & M Landing, responded to this review

Happy Anniversary, and thank you for reviewing your trip. Whale Watching offshore from San Diego has become a very popular experience. It's always important to remember that there are no boarders boundaries or fences and all the wildlife you experience on our trips are in their natural environment. We thank you for spending your morning with us, and look forward... More 

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