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Address: 1717 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA 92109
Phone Number: 6195349249
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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From late December through mid-April, about 26,000 gray whales make the...

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.

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Great Extended Whale Watching Trips

This company does longer trips than most whale watching companies. They often do up to 8 hour trips that go out to the Coronado Islands in Mexico. The Eclipse is very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2016
MichaelPeak
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San Diego, California

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This company does longer trips than most whale watching companies. They often do up to 8 hour trips that go out to the Coronado Islands in Mexico. The Eclipse is very comfortable. It's used mostly for overnight fishing trips, but is often used for whale watching, as well. It's very clean and has a full galley. I've been on this... More 

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Houston, Texas
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122 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

When I saw the 2 day trip offered by Pacific Nature tours on Facebook I IMMEDIATELY jumped at the opportunity. Even though the seas were choppy and it was raining it was still a great trip. Captain Mark did a fine job of not only finding humpbacks, grays and minke's but also Brown and BLUE FOOTED BOOBIES!!!! What a treat.... More 

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went out on the 4 1/2 hour tour today. WOW IS all I could say. We had been wanting to go out blue whale watching "hoping" to see a whale we saw whale after whale one of them fluking for us. The crew was great on giving information about the blue whales and other animal and... More 

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Overall we had a fun day. We only saw dolphins, no whales but it was still a fun day. The crew was awesome, especially Cap. Adam- he and his crew made the trip so much fun ! Thanks again for a great experience !

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1 Thank KatieJean4
San Diego, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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125 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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2 Thank PaulaW1
Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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79 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 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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84 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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Thank ljretires
San Diego, CA
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64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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