Jump on board the world-famous America for a once-in-a-lifetime Whale Watching experience in San Diego. We see Grey Whales in the Winter and in the Summer, Blue Whales migrate off the coast.
- Availability: Thursdays
- Duration: 4 hours
- Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
- Includes: Free admission to The San Diego Maritime Museum
San Diego is the largest military port in the world, so you might even see a warship underway, live military exercises or a jet take off!
Details About the America Tour
Check in at 10:30
Board at Maritime Museum
Dress in Layers
We leave promptly at the departure time
When you GPS the location, plug in “Maritime Museum of San Diego”
What to expect: free chips, soft drinks/water
Cruise to famous sights such as:
- Point Loma
- Submarine base and a close view of the resident sea lions on the bait barges
- North Island Naval Helicopters
- The historic USS Midway aircraft carrier
- Pass under the Coronado Bay Bridge
- See the naval activity south of the Coronado bay bridge and more
When possible, we recommend taking an Uber or Lyft. If you’re driving, use the following address for your navigation app: Maritime Museum of San Diego. There is three-hour metered parking at the museum, enforced until 8 p.m. If you have a handicap parking permit, the metered parking is free and there is no time limit. Free public parking is available on Pacific Hwy (one block to the east), Grape Street, or Hawthorne. Paid parking lots are available. The closest is on Ash Street. The app, www.parkme.com is very helpful.
- No Sea Sickness Guarantee
We want you to get out there on the water, which is why we offer the world’s only no sickness guarantee. If you lose your lunch, we replace it with a $25 gift certificate. No guest has ever experienced sea sickness in our 13-year history of sailing on San Diego Bay. We can make this offer because America is a very stable yacht. So come aboard!
Every guest also gets free admission to the San Diego Maritime Museum. Get here early or stay after the trip so you can enjoy the exhibits and ships, including the Star of India.
We are the greenest operator in San Diego. We go sails up on every trip, typically motor-sailing as we leave the San Diego Bay and then sailing on our return. As a result, we consumed less than 1,000 gallons of fuel all of last season. By comparison, one vessel in San Diego’s whale-watching fleet consumes over 100 gallons an hour! Our auxiliary engines are the latest generation EPA Tier-3 John Deere 6068AFM85 with the highest tier rating available.