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Whale Watching on a Semi-private RHIB

wildlife spotting

Whale Watching on a Semi-private RHIB

45 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
wildlife spotting

Whale Watching on a Semi-private RHIB

wildlife spotting

Whale Watching on a Semi-private RHIB

45 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Your excursion starts with a short orientation at our office, where I will show on a nautical chart, the area covered during the trip, describing the types of whales and dolphins, as well as other marine life you are likely to see, and where you might see each type. When everyone is comfortably seated on board, we will motor slowly out of the basin, and enjoy a "warm up" stop by the bait receivers to see our California sea lions, and a multitude of different birds. Then the boat will pick up speed for an exhilarating high speed run out to where the whales and dolphins are usually found. Once we have located the animals we slowly approach them, so as not to disturb them. Quite often the dolphins will come directly up to the boat and begin to surf our wake or bow ride in front of us. Whales are observed from a safe distance (as required by law), but still close enough to hear them breathing! What a wonderful sound that is! As the boat heads back to the harbor you can be sure that you have had the experience of a lifetime, one that we hope will be the highlight of your stay in San Diego.

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Learn more about Cici

Cici

In 2010 I started Offshore Blue Adventures as a way to share my love of the ocean with others. I did not care for the large, over crowded whale watching boats, so I decided to have a small intimate excursion, where everyone got a front row seat on the action. I am a USCG Licensed captain with over 20 years whale watching, experience, SCUBA rescue diver certified, with current CPR/First responder certification. I have devoted my time to learning about and understanding the lives & habits of the animals we see out on the ocean, from the smallest dolphin to the mighty blue whale. My assistant Christine will often be helping me with your experience. She holds a USCG 200 ton, near coastal masters license, with over 15 years experience and is one of the best in the business! Her vast knowledge & love of the ocean will add to your trip

What's included

Equipment
Comfortable inflatable lifejackets are provided for each passsenger. Also we have light weight waterproof windbreakers for…

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Where you'll be

Our small fast boat can cover considerable distances. Sometimes we head north past LaJolla and up into the marine reserve off the Torrey Pines reserve. There is a deep underwater canyon that some of the largest whale species might be found. Other times we may head South, past Point Loma and down to the Mexican border. A third option (weather permitting) is out to the 9 mile bank, where there is a great diversity of fish and wildlife.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 4 and up can attend. No experience needed

More tips

~Even though we are in So.California, the winter months can be quite chilly! From December thru May, please remember to bring a warm jacket & dress in layers! ~This excursion is not suitable for persons with sever/chronic back or neck pain. ~Trips may be cancelled on short notice due to bad weather

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Cici
Whale Watching on a Semi-private RHIB
45 reviews
From £84/person
45 reviews
From £84/person