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Go San Diego Card

Save up to 55% on Whale Watch and 44 other San Diego attractions with the Go San Diego Card.

Whale Watching
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Whale Watch

A $43.00 value - Included with your Go San Diego Card!

Includes these Extra(s)

  • 20% savings at the Glorietta Gift Shop and 20% savings at the Bay Cafe with the Go San Diego Card.

In this adventurous, three-and-a-half hour San Diego Harbor Excursion, watch for majestic gray whales that often pass through local waters. Listen to whale and dolphin sounds play in real time, as a naturalist from the Birch Aquarium narrates the tour. A whale sighting is guaranteed — or else you ride again for free!

Approximately 20,000 Gray Whales pass through San Diego’s waters in their 10,000-mile annual, epic migration from the Bering Sea to Baja California. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, seals, sea lions, and migrating birds as well!

Flagship Cruises now allows you to listen to whale and dolphin sounds in real time using state-of-the art research equipment from the world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography! Your tour will be narrated by a knowledgeable naturalist from the Birch Aquarium.

Passengers on a San Diego Harbor Excursion can choose indoor or outdoor seating, making for a comfortable journey regardless of weather. Before the cruise, you’ll also be given a handy fact sheet about the stunning marine mammals that can be seen. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase during the journey.

Harbor Tours operate year-round; however, please note that Whale Watching Season is late December to April only.

Redemption Instructions

You get a choice of a one-hour harbor tour daily or one Whale Watch daily with the Go San Diego Card. Note that whale watching season is late December to April.


May be closed major U.S. holidays.

Reservation Instructions

Reservations required for Whale Watch. Harbor Tours do not require advance reservations.


Whale Watching season is late December to April.

Phone: 1-800-442-7847

Website: www.flagshipsd.com

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Whale Watch is seasonal and only available from late December to April.
Reservations required: Daily, 9:15 am and 1:00 pm.
Please note, Go San Diego Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.

Driving Directions

From I-5 S, exit at Front Street. Turn right at Broadway. The ferry and cruises are at the corner of Broadway and North Harbor Drive (Next tothe USS Midway). From I-5 N, exit at Hawthorn Street/Airport. Turn left at North Harbor Drive. The ferry and cruises are at the corner of Broadway and North Harbor Drive (Next to the USS Midway). Parking is available next door or across the street.


990 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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990 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 1-800-442-7847

Website: www.flagshipsd.com

Adult Gate PriceChild Gate Price
$43.00 $22.00