Whale Watching

Set Sail With the Whales!

December 17, 2016 - April 16, 2017
Twice-daily Cruises Depart from Downtown San Diego

  • 9:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
  • 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

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.

Twice-daily trips from December through April leave from the Flagship Cruises and Events docks in downtown San Diego (about a 20 minute drive south of Birch Aquarium).


Birch Aquarium Members:

  • Adults: $43 (Sat.-Sun.), $38 (Mon.-Fri.)
  • Children (4-12): $22 (Sat.-Sun.), $19  (Mon.-Fri.)


  • Adults: $45 (Sat.-Sun.), $40 (Mon.-Fri.)
  • Children (4-12): $23 (Sat.-Sun.), $ 20 (Mon.-Fri.)

More pricing options are available on the ticket page.

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Birch Aquarium member exclusive: Baja Whale Adventure with Andiamo Tours

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Experience the largest animals to ever live on Earth May through September. 

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