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Private Family Whale & Dolphin Adventure

San Diego, United States

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up to 24 hours in advance
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 6 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Get the best chance of seeing whales and dolphins on a private boat tour. Your party will have the run of the boat, including an enclosed cabin, an observation tower, and a restroom. Your experienced USCG-certified captain knows the best places to spot wildlife and will provide engaging commentary on the local marine ecosystem.
  • Private tour for your family or group only
  • Enclosed cabin for protection from the elements
  • Captain devoted to your party
  • Guided commentary on the local wildlife and ecosystem
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Safety Equipment
Bottled water
**3 Passenger Min for a "Private Charter". (3 adult tickets must be purchased or the $ equivalent)
Less then 3 passengers may have other passengers on board for your excursion (Max 6)

Departure Point

Tailwalker Whale & Dolphin Adventures, 1441 Quivira Rd, San Diego, CA 92109, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Tailwalker Sportfishing / Whale & Dolphin Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Private Family Whale & Dolphin Adventure?
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

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Great trip to see dolphins and whales
, Aug 2020
We had a great family outing with Capt. Rich. The boat was a great size for our family of four, with a great upstairs sitting area to look out for dolphins. We went out at 9:30 a.m. and found dozens, maybe hundreds, of dolphins. Then Capt. Rich heard about a rare whale spotting so we went to find it and did. Then we found a pod of bottlenose dolphins before heading back to Mission Bay. Capt. Rich went out of his way to make sure we had a great trip.
, Aug 2020
The Captain was so set on us seeing a whale and he did just that... My friend and I saw 2 year old Blue whale and Dolphins... A lot of Dolphins... Sea Lions... We had the best time in San Diego on that boat... Fiance got called off his leave and had duty but the Captain told us we get a free passenger next time... Definitely coming back...
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thanks so much for joining us!! Glad you guys had fun!! Looking forward to seeing you all out with us again soon!! -Capt Rich
Nice Cruise
, Jul 2020
Wish we could seem more but it was exciting seeing what we did! The captain was very friendly and informative!
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Everything was awesome
, Jul 2020
Had a fantastic time celebrating a 40th birthday. Saw 4 fin whales including a calf, and a nursery pod of dolphins!
Probate Whale Watching
, Jun 2020
Captain Rich was very knowledgeable and took us everywhere to find ocean life. While there wasn’t many out he tried his hardest to make sure we had a great time. The seats up top were a blast!
Fantastic Way to Create Special Memory
, Feb 2020
My 24 year old son and I had such an incredible time on family whale and dolphin adventure. we saw whales, dolphins, and sea lions. Coach Rich was excellent guide. Even though it was not a bright sunny day, it was an absolutely fantastic way to spend an afternoon with a 20 something emerging adult. we could put behind us all our anxieties about our futures, work stressors and be swept away by the beautiful ocean perched high on a very comfortable bench seat. It was terrific to make a great memory unfettered by cell phones, screens and other distractions.
Playing with the dolphins
, Feb 2020
Captain Rich showed as amazing adventure. We felt safe and secure and total confidence in his ability. We spent time in our whale hunt we seen them from a distance as they were being evasive. We also played with a pod of dolphins for a significant amount of time. Finishing with your and information on the sea lions and birds on the barge. Captain Rich was very informative. Would definitely do this trip again worth the money
, Nov 2019
Had a great time. Saw a whale exiting the water. The captain was very friendly and knowledgeable. Would thoroughly recommend a trip.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thanks Terry! It was a pleasure to have you on board a "Private Whale & Dolphin Adventure" with us! Hope to see you out again soon! Capt Rich
Great adventure!
, Jul 2019
Capt. Rich was so accommodating and very knowledgeable! He went out of his way to make sure that we had a good experience. He put us right on a pod of dolphins and were so excited to see hundreds of them running right next to the boat. He took time to educated my grandson on the wonders of the ocean. I would recommend the trip to everyone!!!

Product code: 107305P1

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