Whale Watching

Set Sail With the Whales!

October 14 - November 26: Weekends Only
November 26 - Late April 2018: Every Day

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.

Trips leave from the Flagship Cruises and Events docks in downtown San Diego (about a 20-minute drive south of Birch Aquarium).

Price

Birch Aquarium Members receive 15% off whale watching tickets. 

  • 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.

Public:

  • Adults: $47 (Sat.-Sun.), $42 (Mon.-Fri.)
  • Children (4-12): $25 (Sat.-Sun.), $ 21 (Mon.-Fri.)

Senior, military, and more pricing options are available on the ticket page. ​​

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.

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Upcoming Events

Sun, November 19 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Whale Watching
Sat, November 25 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Whale Watching
Sun, November 26 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Whale Watching
Mon, November 27 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Whale Watching
Tue, November 28 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Whale Watching
Wed, November 29 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Whale Watching
Thu, November 30 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Whale Watching
Fri, December 1 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Whale Watching
Sat, December 2 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Whale Watching
Sun, December 3 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Whale Watching
Mon, December 4 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Whale Watching
Tue, December 5 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Whale Watching
Wed, December 6 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Whale Watching
Thu, December 7 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Whale Watching
Fri, December 8 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Whale Watching

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