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Whale Watching

A once-in-a-lifetime Whale Watching experience!

Whale Watching Tours at Next Level Sailing

Spring/Summer 2019 Season Starts January 1st

We saw whales today! Check out our gallery, it is updated daily

  • Availability: Daily
  • Duration: 3.5 – 4 hours

Weekend Pricing:

Adult (Weekends) $76.50
Child (Weekends) $38.25

Weekday Pricing:

Adult (Weekends) $67.50
Child (Weekends) $33.75

Whatever the season, whale watching in San Diego never disappoints. Our team at Next Level Sailing provides the optimal experience with guides so experienced we received a 100 percent success rate last year when spotting the King of the Deep. We consistently provide our customers with the best whale watching tours in San Diego and invite you to join in on this once in a lifetime experience.

This was an incredible experience with a wonderful, knowledgeable crew!” – TripAdvisor


  • Chevron down Read More About Next Level Sailing Whale Watching
  • Gray whale watching season spans from mid-December through April. In order to provide the best experience possible, our guides only offer one San Diego sailing whale watching tour a day to ensure focus and complete attention. Aboard our 138-foot sailing yacht, the Yacht America, you will see a plethora of gray whales firsthand in their natural habitat. Stick around as later in the season, you will also most likely see females leading their calves up north. In addition to whales, our whale watching tours in San Diego took 83 trips in 2018 with dolphin and sea lion sightings as well!

    Our team at Next Level Sailing is so confident in our ability to provide the best whale watching tours in San Diego that we offer the only “no sickness guarantee” in the world. Our past statistics of only 1 out of every 400 passengers prove that we mean business when it comes to taking care of our own. Even if you are the one to get seasick, we will compensate you with a $25 gift certificate. In addition to San Diego sailing whale watching with our team, we also offer free admission to the San Diego Maritime Museum!

    Come join us on the Yacht America and experience whale watching tours San Diego firsthand! Our staff at Next Level Sailing look forward to showing you the wonders of the ocean in the most beautiful city in Southern California.

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  • When possible, we recommend using Uber or Lyft.  If driving, use the following address for your navigation app: Maritime Museum of San Diego. There is metered parking at the museum available for three hours, which is 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.

  • Chevron down No Sea Sickness Guarantee
  • We want you to get out there, 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. Last year, only 1 out of every 400 guests felt motion sickness. We can make this offer because the America is a very stable yacht. So get out there!

    Every guest can also enjoy free admission to the San Diego Maritime Museum. Get here early or stay after the trip and 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. We typically motor-sail as we leave the San Diego Bay and then just sail on our return. 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.