Whale Watching with Birch Aquarium – December-April. Photo: Peter Scheu
Live a whale tale!
Whale Watching Adventures
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Embark on an unforgettable journey with the ocean experts at Birch Aquarium at Scripps! Witness the longest mammal migration in the world, when approximately 20,000 gray whales pass San Diego on their annual 10,000-mile round-trip journey from the Bering Sea to the lagoons of Baja California. Join daily cruises off the coast of San Diego or journey with us down to the Baja California breeding grounds.
San Diego Whale Watching
with Flagship–San Diego Harbor Excursion
December 26 through April 13
Daily Tours: 9:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. & 1:30-5 p.m.
Join Scripps naturalists and Flagship–San Diego Harbor Excursion for our 13th season of whale watching as we venture out for twice-daily cruises to locate gray whales on their round-trip migration. Search for seals, sea lions, dolphins, migrating birds, and more! Naturalists will showcase gray whale biofacts and will answer all of your marine animal questions. Dress in layers and don't forget your camera!
$37 weekdays and $42 weekends
Members (Adults tickets only):
$30 daily (Online tickets unavailable; please call 619-234-4111 to order)
Military/Seniors: $32 weekdays and $37 weekends
Youth (4-12 with paid adult; public & members): $18.50 weekdays and $21 weekends
School groups (Monday-Thursday AM cruise only):
Contact Flagship Cruises & Events for special rates
Baja California Whale Watching Expedition
February 26 – March 3
Travel south to Baja California’s tranquil lagoons with
Andiamo Tours Mexico and Birch Aquarium at Scripps to see gray whales up-close.
This unforgettable experience puts you in the center of gray whale birthing
grounds. Accommodations and most meals included.
Travel is by private motor coach.
Book Now: Andiamo
Tours Mexico at 619-632-4571
per person in double occupancy
$1,145 single occupancy (subject to availability)