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Pacific Nature Tours

1717 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA 92109
6195349249
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As featured in Daytrips from San Diego
Ranked #75 of 219 activities in San Diego
Type: Boat Tours
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: From late December through mid-April, about 26,000 gray whales make the journey from the cold and volatile waters of the Arctic Sea to Baja... more » Owner description: From late December through mid-April, about 26,000 gray whales make the journey from the cold and volatile waters of the Arctic Sea to Baja California. From June until November, the mighty blue whales make their way into their feeding grounds, off the coast of southern California. Take a boat out of Mission bay to the Coronado Islands just across the Mexican border and enjoy your cruise viewing whales, dolphins, elephant seals and more. The tour boat serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. It can get very cold on the water, so bring a jacket. « less
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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We did see some dolphins, but whales that were 'close' were not close at all. There were way too many people on the boat. It's just a cattle-car with people struggling to see a whale 1/4 mile away. Lot's of dolphns were there, but overall, the boat was not a great boat to spend time on. It's designed for fishing,... More

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Boise, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We took a 3.5 hour whale watching tour. The crew seemed knowledgable and experienced. The boat was clean. The crew found us dophins for viewing in a short amount of time. The reason why I rated this as a '3' was because the narrative was dry and boring. They served a complimentary clam chowder which was okay. Beer was sold... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Took the 8 hour tour on 9/28. The staff were kind and knowledgeable and the food was great. More importantly, we saw soooo much wildlife..whales and more whales, dolphins, sea lions, many different birds. This tour was the highlight of our trip to San Diego. Thank you for a wonderful time!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I was on the 4.5 hour tour special that went out on 9/25. The official count on Blue Whales was 10 seen up close and we did see others in the distance. We saw nearly 1000 Common Dolphins, Sea Lions, Cormorants, Egrets, Blue Heron, Pelicans and a Mola Mola Fish. This was a personal best trip for me and the... More

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Port Orange
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This trip should of been dolphin tour. Couldn't believe the pods of dolphins we saw. They swam under the front of the boat n had a great view. We did see three whales n the last one lifted its tale. We went on the 8 hour tour. We are traveling from Florida for a month trip. We did a three... More

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We just took the 4.5 hour whale watching tour out of San Diego Bay. Not only did we see 10 blue whales (absolutely huge), we also saw numerous sea birds, somewhere around 800 dolphins and a sun fish, We were particularly lucky to have seen so many whales and large pods of dolphins, but it would have been great even... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We took the 8-hour tour to the Coronado Islands. Already on our way out we saw sea lions, dolphins and different kinds of birds. Because the ocean was rather calm we could see the spouts of the whales from far away. When we approached them we found ourselves surrounded by huge blue whales feeding on krill. Sometimes they even went... More

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Brawley, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The tour was great, check in was smooth even though I didn't print my voucher she was able to get the info off of my phone. During the ride out we saw a lot of birds and sea lions, including a baby and family. We were not able to see any whales but in August I really was not expecting... More

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Lafayette, Indiana
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

They run both 4 1/2 hour and 8 hour tours at this company. My 8 hour tour included seals, sea lions and birds like the Cormorant on the Coronado Islands in Mexico, dolphins and a pair of Whales. On the 8 hour tour they serve breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. If you get a 1/2 price voucher the price... More

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Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We took advantage of the 4.5hour whale watching tour through Groupon and booked our day for Monday. When we arrived, we checked in and was told there was a fee that wasn't disclosed on Groupon which was a $10 fee for tax and fuel per person! If you paid with credit card it was an additional $2.00 fee, but there... More

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