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This tour begins at our location in Oceanside, CA. Easy access from the parking lot to the check-in counter and onto the boat, so our vessel is wheelchair accessible. There are three tour times to choose from, either morning or afternoon: 12pm, 2:30pm or 5pm and each lasts approximately 2 hours.

Each tour is narrated by an expert Captain, a certified naturalist who loves whales and dolphins just like you do.

This US Coast Guard-inspected Catamaran is perfect for optimal viewing during the San Diego whale watching season. Your vessel is a new 50-foot Catamaran which is wheelchair accessible and on one level. We have both covered and non covered areas and seating throughout. See marine life from a unique perspective mere minutes away from Oceanside Harbor.

Come out for an awe-inspiring adventure of dolphin and whale watching in Oceanside. The tours are great for families, couples, private parties and corporate events. Perfect for anyone and everyone who loves the ocean or the marine wildlife.
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Overview
Set sail from Oceanside during a whale watching excursion led by a certified naturalist guide. Board a comfortable 50-foot (15-meter) catamaran with covered areas for seating and cruise along San Diego’s coastline to spot whales and other marine life, getting as close as possible without disturbing them. Plus, choose from multiple departures to easily fit this whale watching tour into your schedule.
Highlights
  • Catch sight of whales off the coast of Oceanside, California
  • Cruise along San Diego’s coastline aboard a catamaran
  • A family-friendly tour ideal for nature lovers and first-time visitors
  • Choose from multiple departure times to best suit your needs
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful Tour... Horrible parking ...

The tour was great! The employees and captain were great! We saw part of a whale and dozens of dolphins. The boat was well shaded and had reasonably priced snacks and drinks. The crew bent over backwards to make it as fun and educational as...More

Thank Wade W
Donna K, General Manager at Oceanside Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate your positive rating. It’s always appreciated and gratifying when we receive positive marks from our customers. We are so sorry you had parking issues. We do suggest to check in at least 30 minutes prior to your cruise. During the summer months especially...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A great time on the ocean - an Oceanside / Carlsbad area "must-do".

We have visited the San Diego area numerous times and always thought about trying a whale watching tour and finally did it. We were there in Oceanside for a week at North Coast Village. It is an easy walk from there to the Harbor, either...More

Thank Steve G
Donna K, General Manager at Oceanside Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow, what an awesome review SteveG! Thank you for taking some of your valuable time to provide fellow consumers with your rich perspective. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Saw 6 to 7 BLUE WHALES in July

What a rare sight that I never thought I would see in my life time. The Captain found almost like an entire pod of BLUE WHALES and we just sat out there with them watching them surface, blow, arch and dip down with flukes following....More

Thank boxingpam
Donna K, General Manager at Oceanside Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for both your patronage and for posting such generous comments regarding our business. We work very hard to ensure that we please wonderful customers like you. Thank you for validating that we are accomplishing that goal.

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Fun ride

My teenage son and I sat at the front of the boat on a very windy/choppy day. Dumb thing to do, but the crew helped us move back to the middle of the boat after we got soaked. We didn't end up seeing anything other...More

Thank Kathy N
Donna K, General Manager at Oceanside Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you for taking some of your valuable time to provide fellow consumers with your rich perspective. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 25 June 2018
A very bumpy, scary and barf filled ride

We were excited to go on a cruise. We found out within the first few minutes to hang on tight. It was very choppy. The wind was bad and the whole boat filled with water. So within the first 15 minutes, half of the people...More

Thank JacqueAragon
Donna K, General Manager at Oceanside Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for your feedback! What you think about our business is important to us. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to again providing you a top quality experience during your next visit.

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