Whale Watching

adult (weekdays)
$75 $67.5
child (weekdays)
$37.50 $33.75
active military (weekdays)
$37.5 $33.75
retired military (weekdays)
$63.75 $57.37

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.

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

Early bird special!
Book online and receive 10% off!

Experience the San Diego whale watching cruise from the yacht America. Next Level Sailing has never made it so easy for you to go whale watching in San Diego, just off of our beautiful coastline. So do it right on board our beautiful 138 foot sailing yacht, The America. Come enjoy San Diego whale watching tours with us!

Last year we had a 100% success rate for watching whales. This marks the first time in San Diego history that any vessel from any operator had a perfect season. One reason is that we only have one trip a day and that gives more time to ensure we are making no compromises in delivering the finest experience every day.

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’ll replace it with a $25 gift certificate. Last year only one out of every 400 guests felt motion sickness. We can make this offer because America is a very stable yacht. So get out there!

Every guest can also enjoy free admission to the San Diego Maritime Museum. So come 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. As such, 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.

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 3 hours, this is enforced until 8:00 PM. 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 following app, www.parkme.com is very helpful.