- 4 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Jump on board the world-famous America sailing schooner for a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching experience. The only whale-watching sailing trip in San Diego, a cruise on America is the environmentally-friendly and most personal wildlife experience in town.
- 4.5-hr sailing cruise
- Sodas and snacks
- Whale sighting guarantee
- No seasickness' guarantee
- All other trips depart at 11 AM *subject to change due to weather
- Hotel pickup and drop off
2050 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
Returns to original departure point
December 18 to April 15 & June 1 to September 30
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Coronado Island, 1100 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-3407
North Island Naval Air Station
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
Point Loma Lighthouse
Duration: 10 minutes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 77 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This was AMAZING! The boat is beautiful, the crew so nice, the narrator Andy knowledgeable and interesting and funny. The captain ensures you have a safe and entertaining time and he will FIND those whales. We not only saw a mega pod of dolphins (at least 100) but SIX blue whales! It was truly the experience of a lifetime.
Top notch experience sailing with Captain Troy, Al, and the rest of the crew. We had a small group of 11 which allowed for a more personalized experience, but I feel the level of professionalism would be the same no matter the size. We enjoyed seeing many Navy vessels at work, dolphins, pelicans, seals and sea lions, either a swordfish or shark and had the pleasure of seeing a mama and baby gray whale. Thank you for a memorable experience.
Fathom does everything: sailing the ship to detailed explanations of San Diego +storytelling for children. We saw a blue whale!!! Fantastic. Followed it for a while. Got up close. The captain took extra time to look for a whale. Very much appreciated. Great sailing day, wind perfect sun shining. I will be back soon
A must do, bucket list trip to do. The crew are extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. It was a cold windy but beautifully sunny day. The seas were 1 meter plus but with all the sails we were skimming across the swells.One of the crew came with a blanket for me, I thought that was so thoughtful of him. Crew also got guests involved in putting up the sails and once these were all aloft away we went! We did see mother and calf grey whale after a crew was hoisted up one of the sails for whale spotting duty! There were plenty of savoury snacks and drinks, cheese and biscuits plus danishes. Then the crew decided they would make us a hot chocolate on the way back to harbour, it was divine as was so warming, dont know if this is part of the experience but was most welcome. The facilities were clean and fresh albeit very cramped but we are on a racing yacht ok! For the experience of being on a fair dinkum sailing ship, plus the experience of seeing whales the trip is exceptional value for money. Go do it.
Had a great time on the ship. Saw some whales and lazy seals. Beautiful day and great crew on the ship. Had a lot of fun.
A must do experience - fantastic.
The wooden sailing ship is amazing and we followed a whale for ages which was a beautiful sight. It was much appreacted that the crew took professional photos which they published much better than I could have managed which allowed me to sit back and just enjoy the experience and enjoy the photos on my return. Being out on the water was really relaxing and I wouldnt hesitate to book this again!
The museum was inter sting and had lots to look at and climb aboard. I especially liked the Star of India which had a wealth of information displayed below and The Surprise from Mastercand Commander a film I really love.
We had one of those perfect San Diego days on a beautiful ship. The captain and crew were friendly and sailed the ship perfectly. The crew found a Blue Whale floating on the surface to everyone's delight.
A great trip. We saw a mega pod of dolphins. As far as the eye could see dolphins swimming around the boat.
We were lucky enough to find ourselves in the middle of what the guide called a megapod of dolphins. Hundreds of dolphins jumping and feeding. It was wonderful,
Spectacular trip, many whales and dolphins. We saw whale behaviors we had not seen before in 40 years of whale watching Our Guide Al was tremendous. Must See.
Had a beautiful day, great privilege to be on the America schooner with owner/captain Troy Sears at the helm.
A great tour on a gorgeous sailing boat. We were close to whales. The weather was very good too.
Al was fantastic! The whole crew was friendly and shared their sailing knowledge with us. We saw a humpback, dolphins and many blue whales. So fun!
I would absolutely recommend taking this tour if you are in San Diego during the whale migrating season. The crew was amazing and took us to several spots to see the whales. At one point we saw a group of 5 whales. I wish the tour had been longer!