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Address: 1500 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109-8303
Phone Number: +1 310-974-2176
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Fri - Wed 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

San Diego whale watching at its finest. With a maximum of six passengers,...

San Diego whale watching at its finest. With a maximum of six passengers, everyone gets a front row seat. Our fast expedition style boat gets you out to the whales before the crowds arrive, and we can stay longer.


Winter whale watching from December through April we see the great migration of the Pacific Gray whales. Over 20,000 of these beautiful animals swim past our coast each winter, on their way to Mexico & then back up to their summer feeding grounds in Alaska.

Spring and Summer bring the magnificent Blue Whales to our waters. These are the largest of the whales, and are truly a wonder to see! Fin whales and Humpbacks are also seen as well as our ever friendly dolphins.

  This is your charter, your way!

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Magical... Numerous Grey Whales and 100's of Dolphins.

Cici is just the best. Her upfront email correspondence and response was comprehensive and fast. The "extra" money for such an intimate and small group tour is well worth it. I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Holland, Michigan

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Holland, Michigan
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cici is just the best. Her upfront email correspondence and response was comprehensive and fast. The "extra" money for such an intimate and small group tour is well worth it. I will do it again in a heart beat. Her Center Console RIB is in top shape with super well maintained outboards. Cici herself is easy going with a wealth... More 

Thank GunnarBr
Provincetown, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice boat ride, but sadly we did not see much. We saw several lag dolphins and some birds. Other than that Ci-Ci is a wonderful woman with great boating skills and knowledge. I do not feel the trip was worth the money we paid. But she told us next time we return that she will take us... More 

Thank BaileysMom72
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Cici is a wonderful, kind woman who passionately cares about the wildlife here. She is knowledgeable and does her very best to find the species you seek. We went last fall as well as last week (Sept. 2016) and both times had an amazing experience!! Saw whales and dolphins!!! If you don't get a glimpse of your favorite sea creature... More 

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CiCi S, Owner at Offshore Blue Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, I do look forward to seeing you again. CiCi More 

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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

As others have said this was a fantastic experience and being on the small boat made it an adventure as well. We were not really expecting to see whales as the time of year but really wanted to get among a pod of Dolphins. The fact it was a small agile boat we were able to react to a sighting... More 

1 Thank MatP28
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

My two kids (ages 7 and 9), wife, and I went out with Cici this morning. We were the only four on the boat (which can take a max of six passengers). She took good care of us on the trip. She checked in with us to see that we were all doing okay on the boat. She kept us... More 

1 Thank Jeff L
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

We were able to spot a pod of dolphin that were really big and they came right up to the boat. The boat is really small so we were able to avoid the big crowds of a commercial outfit and see the dolphins closer than a large boat. We saw a whale spout twice but never were never able to... More 

Thank Marci G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

I chose this boat because I get seasick and I liked the idea of a more "intimate" experience. It was myself, my husband, an 11 year old and two nine year olds. I did not get sick at all. It took quite some time to find anything. However, Nate was fabulous and we kept searching. Eventually, we came upon tons... More 

1 Thank Cara T
London, Canada
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

We unfortunately only saw one young humpback whale. He was very shy and not showing us much of him. We did see many common dolphins, some white-sided dolphins, and a lot of birds. I wish we could have seen grey whales as that is why we came, but we had a lovely experience anyways. Cici was very friendly and made... More 

Thank Hayley K
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016

I was a little apprehensive about going out in a smaller boat to whale watch but I'm sure glad we did. The boat captain Cici knows how to find the adventure. The up close and personal experience with dolphins and whales (10 whales 2 were breaching plus a huge school of jumping Dolphins) was one of the greatest experiences ever... More 

Thank jackbD8786LQ
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Cici was great and took good care of us. We got lucky and had the boat all to ourselves (the other couple cancelled the morning of.) We've been on large whale watching boats before but Cici's small boat was our favorite ever. We liked the open air and the more adventurous boat ride. She worked hard to find us 3... More 

1 Thank Jared C

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