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Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA

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Oceanside, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Set sail from Oceanside during a whale watching excursion led by a certified naturalist guide. Board a comfortable 50-foot (15-meter) catamaran with covered areas for seating and cruise along San Diego’s coastline to spot whales and other marine life, getting as close as possible without disturbing them. Plus, choose from multiple departures to easily fit this whale watching tour into your schedule.
  • Catch sight of whales off the coast of Oceanside, California
  • Cruise along San Diego’s coastline aboard a catamaran
  • A family-friendly tour ideal for nature lovers and first-time visitors
  • Choose from multiple departure times to best suit your needs
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Local guide and professional guide
Food, drinks, and alcoholic beverages (available to purchase)
DVD (available to purchase)

Departure Point

256 S Harbor Dr, Oceanside, CA 92054, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • On board, you will find a snack and beverage bar (additional expense)
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Oceanside Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA.

Traveler Tips


  • "The boat is easy to board and large enough to ride the sometimes choppy waves comfortably." See review

Reviews

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Grandma with Grandkids Teens on Whale Watching Adventure
Debra_W
, Jan 2021
My grandkids came out from Kansas for Christmas and New Years. With the pandemic and lockdowns, it was hard to find things to do. This was great because it was outside and easy to social distance on the boat. We all loved watching the dolphins playing in the wake next to the boat. Also it was great to see when they jumped out of the water and made big splashes. Thanks for a great adventure.
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Grandma with Kansas Grandkids for Dolphin Adventure
Debra_W
, Jan 2021
My 3 grandkids came out from Kansas to spend Christmas and New Years. It was a difficult year finding things to do during the lockdown and the Covid-19 pandemic. That is why this whale/dolphin adventure was so great. This was outside and there was plenty of separation between the patrons on this boat. My grandkids and I loved the dolphins and how they would come close to the boat and swim in the wake. We also loved seeing them be so playful and jump out of the water. Great adventure on the ocean for us all. Thank you.
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Okay experience
ErinC
, Sep 2020
The hosts and boat was super nice. We chased a whale so there wasn’t dolphin sightings. On our way back we did see a small pod but they sped past since we were cutting it close to time. That was a HUGE bummer because the kids really wanted to see dolphins. May come back if we come to CA again so they can hopefully get more than 1 whale sighting in 2 hours.
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star-5
Whale watching experience
Ralph_W
, Sep 2020
I thought it was a great experience I’m going to do it again going out there sailing right next to the whales was a very pleasant and soothing experience
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star-5
Excellent!
Sandy_D
, Sep 2020
We didn’t see any whales but saw dolphins and some seals. The ride was still amazing while enjoying a snack and a drink! Wonderful crew as well!
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Go elsewhere
Az_fam
, Aug 2020
Didn’t see a whale saw just a handful of dolphins! Crew Barley said anything and didn’t interact with the guests nearly at all! Wanted my money back but wouldn’t give it to me! Do not go here! There are many better places to go!
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Marine Adventure Tour
Marine
, Aug 2020
The crew is fantastic! The only issue we had is that the company advertises as a whlae watching tour, yet immediately aboard, the crew advised us that the distance the boat travels would not allow us to see whales. So why advertise for whales? Why not just call it a marine adventure tour? I think 3-5 miles out is not far enough and 2 hours is pretty short. But other than that, amazing day on the water and extremely passionate and educated captain!
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Rude customer service
Wanda_M
, Aug 2020
At check in the lady was very rude she received a phone call ignored me while I was standing at the window for about five minutes finally she just reach her hand out to take the waiver that I signed. She then clip the ticket to it and just hand it back to me without looking at me or explaining anything to me. The boat was very nice.
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Experienced a "super pod" of dolphins.
lgk13393
, Aug 2020
It was an incredible experience! I took my daughter and three grandchildren out for a whale watching experience. Although we did not see any whales we did experience a "super pod" of dolphins, approximately numbering over 1000! I understand its very rare, it was quite the snow!
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Dolphins
Momoftwo
, Aug 2020
The tour was so much fun! The crew was super fun and really made the experience that much better! My 7 year old daughter is already asking to go again!
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