Head Out Into the Mighty Pacific in Search of Amazing Ocean Wildlife
Summer Season: May 27–September 4: Saturdays, Sundays and select holidays
9 a.m.– 2 p.m., Boarding time is 8:30 a.m.
On this 5-hour cruise, witness humpback, fin, and even blue whales–the largest animals to ever live on Earth–at their summer feeding grounds. Aquarium naturalists will lead the search for whales, dolphins, sea lions, sharks, and seabirds on this unforgettable expedition. Please prepare for breezy cool conditions and bring sunscreen and a hat. Box lunches, snacks, and drinks are available for purchase onboard.
Trips leave from the Flagship Cruises and Events docks in downtown San Diego (about a 20-minute drive south of Birch Aquarium).
Birch Aquarium Members: $55*
Public Adults: $65
Child (4-12): $ 32.50
Senior/ Military: $ 60
*Please enter BIRCHMEMBER15 at checkout to receive the member discount. You must show a valid Birch Aquarium membership card at Flagship’s Ticket Office to pick up your passes and check-in on the day of your excursion.
Tickets are sold through Flagship Cruises and Events. Please call Flagship Cruises and Events at 1-800-442-7847 for more information about tickets and dates.
Looking for Winter Season Whale Watching?
Experience the amazing gray whale migration from December through April.