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Shared Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA provided by Oceanside Adventures

Shared Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA

Shared Two-Hour Whale Watching Tours from Oceanside, CA
4.5
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RM 233.85
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About
Get the chance to spot whales and other marine life with this whale-watching tour from Oceanside. You'll board a 50-foot-long, wheelchair-accessible catamaran and set sail, keeping a close eye on the waters for whales and other marine life, including dolphins. A local guide will be on board to help find whales and teach you about their behavior.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Choose from three different departure times
A professional guide will lead the way
Souvenir DVDs are available for purchase
Travel aboard a comfortable catamaran with open and closed areas and a snack bar
What to expect
Our crew will meet you at our ticket kiosk next to the Lighthouse and lead you to our luxurious 50 ft catamaran. Please check in at least 30 minutes prior to departure time and 45 minutes on holidays. Have your entire group with you when you check in. The Captain, who is a certified marine naturalist will be narrating throughout the trip and talking about the wildlife you may encounter. We have a cash bar available on all our cruises that offers dry snacks, soft drinks, bottled water, beer, wine and cocktails. No coolers or alcohol may be brought on board. Please dress in layers and it's typically 10 degrees cooler on the water. If you need assistance or lost please call.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 48680P1
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Local guide and professional guide • Cruise
Exclusions
Food, drinks, and alcoholic beverages (available to purchase cash only)
Duration
2h
Departure details
256 S Harbor Dr, Oceanside, CA 92054, USA Please CHECK IN at our kiosk in front of Rockin' Baja Lobster restaurant near the historic Oceanside Harbor Lighthouse AT LEAST 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO BOAT DEPARTURE TIME. 45 MINUTES ON HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS. If you are lost please call 760-277-3737. There are no refunds or rescheduling for no shows.
Inclusions
Local guide and professional guide • Cruise
Exclusions
Food, drinks, and alcoholic beverages (available to purchase cash only)
Departure details
256 S Harbor Dr, Oceanside, CA 92054, USA Please CHECK IN at our kiosk in front of Rockin' Baja Lobster restaurant near the historic Oceanside Harbor Lighthouse AT LEAST 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO BOAT DEPARTURE TIME. 45 MINUTES ON HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS. If you are lost please call 760-277-3737. There are no refunds or rescheduling for no shows.
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
On board, you will find a snack and beverage cash only bar (additional expense)
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Infant tickets (under 2 years old) must be purchased by calling our kiosk direct
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Popular mentions

4.5
300 reviews
Excellent
239
Very good
42
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Yoriko Y
1 contribution
It was super fun!
Jul 2021
The tour was super easy and simple to arrange. We got lucky and saw 2 species of dolphins that day so it was very fun. Cindy was very sweet and was able to provide lots of interesting information during the tour. It was a great experience getting in and out of the marina without any fuss. The boat was clean and comfortable.
A+. When our friends are in town, we plan to take them on this tour.
Written 25 July 2021
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We appreciate your positive rating. It’s always appreciated and gratifying when we receive positive marks from our customers. We look forward to having you aboard again.
Written 26 July 2021
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Niki S
1 contribution
Beautiful experience!
Jul 2021
It was a beautiful experience! There were so many sea lions and dolphins. It was really spectacular! The boat crew was super friendly and fun to be on board with. I would highly recommend it! If you are wanting to see whales, I heard whale season is November through March. So amazing to be out on the ocean!
Written 19 July 2021
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Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation! We hope to see you again.
Written 23 July 2021
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janelleroselli
Oceanside, CA14 contributions
Always a great experience!
Jul 2021
We always take friends and family members on this tour! We love it!!! We have seen ocean life every single time. The captains are kind and friendly and always walk around to answer questions. Its a great experience all the way around!
Written 17 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are honored by the review you posted about your experience with us. While we are constantly told face to face how much customers enjoy our service, it takes a very special person to proclaim to the online world that they should check us out. You are one of those individuals and we are proud that you do business with us.
Written 18 July 2021
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Janissa R
4 contributions
No whales but LOVED the tour.
Jul 2021 • Couples
No whales, HOWEVER, This was a great experience. We seen a plethora of dolphins & had a relaxing boat ride while enjoying a Whiteclaw. We genuinely enjoyed our selves & loved that the tour guides were knowledgeable but also let us enjoy the ride without constant interruptions!
Would 100% do this again!
Written 17 July 2021
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Thank you for selecting us and for revealing your positive view of our business with others. We strive to deserve accolades like yours every single day and we will never tire of hearing that we please our treasured customers and clientele!
Written 18 July 2021
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PinkHooks
Loveland, CO24 contributions
A beautiful day on the ocean…soooo many dolphins!
We had a great time on this tour. The staff was friendly and happy to answer any questions we had. We saw over 1500 dolphins in 2 pods plus sea lions. While we didn’t see any whales this trip - it was still a beautiful and smooth boat ride in the Pacific Ocean. We would love to go again the next t time we are in town.
Written 14 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your recent visit and subsequent wonderful praise. Feedback, especially from such well-spoken customers like you, is not only invaluable to those researching businesses like ours, but is also important to us. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your comments and feedback with us. We look forward to seeing you again!
Written 18 July 2021
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Ashanti
Dallas, TX3 contributions
Great whale watching cruise
This was a great planned activity the boat driver was very knowledgeable and took us out to see ocean creatures. The cruise was fun, we saw lots of animals and the ride was amazing!!!
Written 7 July 2021
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Thank you so much for your kind words and we are pleased to know you had a great time!
Written 8 July 2021
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Bchgrl9
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA1,088 contributions
Pleasant Experience for GA rvisitor
Jun 2021
One level made it easy to move in any direction to see the pod of dolphins.
Unfortunately, we had a long ride to see them briefly d were to only boat out there.
My guest enjoyed it, and it wasn't their fault there were no whales or more wildlife,
Written 6 July 2021
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We appreciate your positive rating. It’s always appreciated and gratifying when we receive positive marks from our customers.
Written 8 July 2021
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pumpkinseed929
Tucson, AZ1 contribution
Oceanside Adventures whale watching tour was fantastic!
Jun 2021 • Family
Our family had the opportunity to go out whale watching with Oceanside adventures and it was an experience we will never forget. We were lucky enough to see hundreds of dolphins, different types. Chris and Cindy were excellent guides and worked hard to give us a little extra time with the dolphins. We also got to see sea lions. I have been on other whale watching tours with other companies before and this was by far the most fun. We will most definitely be coming back on our next trip. Don’t miss out on this adventure!!
Written 2 July 2021
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We greatly appreciate your praise and recommendation as well. Thank you so much and we are happy you had a great time! Hope to see you again.
Written 5 July 2021
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Tina Marie R
7 contributions
Best thing to do in Oceanside!
Jun 2021 • Couples
We saw hundreds of dolphins! Saw Sea Lions too! They swam under the front of the boat! They were racing us and squeaking! Capt.Chris was amazing! He was so incredibly knowledgeable about every creature we encountered, even those we didn’t! No whales this trip but I will be back. I would recommend to buy your tickets online, show up 30 mins early, and get the bench at the very front of the boat. Beer/soda/snacks available to purchase. Bathroom onboard. Family friendly.
Written 18 June 2021
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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!
Written 22 June 2021
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Debbie V
1 contribution
Great time!
Jun 2021
Our crew had to go a little farther than planned but we saw a lot of dolphins and a couple of whales. We had a great time and would highly recommend.
Written 17 June 2021
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Thank you so much we appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again!
Written 18 June 2021
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By: Oceanside Adventures
lindablazin
lindablazin
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Whale watching
Whale watching was great except they say they have free parking, only if you can find a space. They don’t provide
V5529POjoe
V5529POjoe
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Beautiful Day, Perfect Cruise!
The cruise was fantastic! Booking online was easy, as well as the check-in and boarding the boat. The two crew memb
craigparker2021
craigparker2021
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Great trip
I think that if you expect to see whales every whale watching trip, you will be disappointed a lot. If you expect t
blav00
blav00
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Great activity for all
This trip was a lot of fun! We didn’t see any whales on our ride, but they returned our tickets to us so we could b
Greg F
Greg F
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Great Day on the Pacific!`
The boat is the ideal size for getting close to the animals. The Captain and First Mate were very knowledgeable and
angiedP7289RH
angiedP7289RH
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Always on our must do CA list!
We have been on this tour about 8 times. Each time has been fun, informative, educational, & just overall outstandi
CalistogaGrower
CalistogaGrower
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Smooth Cruise Off Oceanside
Oceanside Adventures runs a first-class operation. The boat is modern and well maintained. We had a nice cruise des
jenniferleib
jenniferleib
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Whale and dolphin tour
The crew was great! Very informative and friendly and very knowledgeable of what we should be watching out for, ex
fullmoon33
fullmoon33
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A great time as always
Good time on a cold cold day. We saw many dolphins... no whales this time. Noticed we were on a different boat. M
amyw0lff
amyw0lff
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Exciting experience for people of all ages
We had a family reunion this summer with loved ones ranging in age from 9 to 70. Finding an activity we could all e
aibolanos
aibolanos
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Oceanside Adventures
We went dolphin watching. Staff was great and friendly. This was our first time doing this and it was fun. For sure
NorthStar616624
NorthStar616624
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The Best Experience
This was THE best experience. We didn't see a whale but we saw SO many dolphins that it was more than worth it. W
jallison09
jallison09
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Second trip
After our first trip in October being unsuccessful seeing dolphins or whales, Oceanside adventures gave my family a
Tourist774717
Tourist774717
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15 June Dolphin Cruise
We enjoyed the outing with grand kids 7 and 10 years old. Trip was on time and educational. Brittany was very hel
hilaryhbartels
hilaryhbartels
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Good sighting of dophins
While we did not see any whales, we did spend a lot of time amidst a pod of beautiful jumping dophins.
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