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Pacific Nature Tours

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1717 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA 92109-7811
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Beware Whale Watching

If you are taking this tour, please take your motion sickness meds before. Almost half of the boat... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2016
Amycar71
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Dallas, Texas
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Great Extended Whale Watching Trips

This company does longer trips than most whale watching companies. They often do up to 8 hour... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2016
MichaelPeak
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San Diego, California
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From late December through mid-April, about 26,000 gray whales make the journey from the cold and volatile waters of the Arctic Sea to Baja California. From June until November, the mighty blue whales make their way into their feeding grounds, off the coast of southern California. Take a boat out of Mission bay to the Coronado Islands just across the Mexican border and enjoy your cruise viewing whales, dolphins, elephant seals and more. The tour boat serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. It can get very cold on the water, so bring a jacket.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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1717 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA 92109-7811

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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

If you are taking this tour, please take your motion sickness meds before. Almost half of the boat - over 30 people were throwing up. It's a 3 hour tour and if you are sick there is no coming back. The staff are super helpful...More

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Chris S, Owner at Pacific Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2016

Thank you for your review. Unfortunately, this particular trip is not an event we can forsee, however, we do our best to make sure everyone is aware of the risk of getting seasick. For anyone unsure of how their stomach will react, we HIGHLY recommend...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

This company does longer trips than most whale watching companies. They often do up to 8 hour trips that go out to the Coronado Islands in Mexico. The Eclipse is very comfortable. It's used mostly for overnight fishing trips, but is often used for whale...More

Thank MichaelPeak
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Reviewed 4 March 2015

When I saw the 2 day trip offered by Pacific Nature tours on Facebook I IMMEDIATELY jumped at the opportunity. Even though the seas were choppy and it was raining it was still a great trip. Captain Mark did a fine job of not only...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went out on the 4 1/2 hour tour today. WOW IS all I could say. We had been wanting to go out blue whale watching "hoping" to see a whale we saw whale after whale one of them fluking for us....More

3  Thank 100itchyfeet
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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Overall we had a fun day. We only saw dolphins, no whales but it was still a fun day. The crew was awesome, especially Cap. Adam- he and his crew made the trip so much fun ! Thanks again for a great experience !

1  Thank KatieJean4
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

We did see some dolphins, but whales that were 'close' were not close at all. There were way too many people on the boat. It's just a cattle-car with people struggling to see a whale 1/4 mile away. Lot's of dolphns were there, but overall,...More

Thank Maggie040613
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

We took a 3.5 hour whale watching tour. The crew seemed knowledgable and experienced. The boat was clean. The crew found us dophins for viewing in a short amount of time. The reason why I rated this as a '3' was because the narrative was...More

2  Thank PaulaW1
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

Took the 8 hour tour on 9/28. The staff were kind and knowledgeable and the food was great. More importantly, we saw soooo much wildlife..whales and more whales, dolphins, sea lions, many different birds. This tour was the highlight of our trip to San Diego....More

2  Thank Waalley
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

I was on the 4.5 hour tour special that went out on 9/25. The official count on Blue Whales was 10 seen up close and we did see others in the distance. We saw nearly 1000 Common Dolphins, Sea Lions, Cormorants, Egrets, Blue Heron, Pelicans...More

4  Thank SoCalMediaSurfer
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

This trip should of been dolphin tour. Couldn't believe the pods of dolphins we saw. They swam under the front of the boat n had a great view. We did see three whales n the last one lifted its tale. We went on the 8...More

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