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San Diego Whale Watching Season Off to a Great Start

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Pay Once & Cruise All Season

BLUE WHALE WATCHING PASS is a pay once, cruise all year free offer. This amazing experience has the same perks as the Gray Whale Adventures but you will be on the search for the massive legendary Blue Whale! (Blue Whale season in San Diego is from late June to mid September)


BLUE WHALE PASS MEMBERSHIP – A $150 one-time membership fee per year applies.


  • FREE admission on Harbor Cruise & Sea Lion Adventures and seasonal Blue Whale Watching Adventures for one year (offer is available once you pick a date to cruise)
  • 10 percent discount on San Diego cruises, including Nightly Dinner Cruises, Champagne Brunch Cruises and Sights & Sips Sunset Cruises*
  • Free “Celebration Package” for the month of your anniversary or birthday on any Brunch or Dinner Cruise (value of $69.35)

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San Diego 2015 Blue Whale Watching Season

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Date Sightings Notes
6/27/15 2 Blue Whales Awesome opening day of Blue Whale season! It was a beautiful day on the ocean, the color contrast between the ocean and sky was gorgeous. Perfect San Diego weather. Passengers from Sweden, Denmark,England, Mexico, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah, Texas, Arizona and of course California, were delighted with the Blue Whale sightings. We also saw several sea lions lounging on buoys on our way out of the bay. It was amazing seeing the blue color of the whale just under the surface of the water right before it fluked right by the boat!


6/28/15 2 Blue Whales Today was a great day to be out – swells about three feet with strong wind so some rocking on the boat. Captain Eric provided us with latitude and longitude for the two whales we saw and that info was recorded. First Blue Whale was a good sighting with blows and dives.  The second whale was a fast motivated whale, moving in a northerly direction. Prior to leaving this whale, we got a terrific fluke with the whale in front of the boat – to the delight of the guests on board.


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