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Oceanside Adventures

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Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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“sea lions”(44 reviews)
“whale watching”(40 reviews)
“boat ride”(23 reviews)
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Come out with us for an AWE inspiring Whale and Dolphin Watching adventure. Our trips are 2 hours and are great for families, couples, private parties, and corporate events. Our adventure is perfect for anyone and everyone that loves the ocean or...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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256 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1035
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+1 888-507-1130
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Reviewed today

Our tour was wonderful. It seemed at first we weren’t going to see anything and then came across several pods of dolphins. It was great the dolphins swam with the boat and were everywhere around us. The staff on the boat were very friendly, and...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We took the afternoon tour on a beautiful fall day. Even though we weren't able to see any whales, we did see a pod of dolphins! The were jumping all around us and swimming with the boat! It was worth every penny! Not only did...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went out in a group of 6 people. What a beautiful boat! The staff was so nice and friendly. The captain knew just where to go to show us the most amazing dolphin watching. What an amazing trip for a very reasonable price.

Thank TrishLaw2018
Reviewed 4 days ago

We parked our car, paid the $10.00 fee and then were told they had just emailed us and refunded our money due to cancelling the trip. Nice to know after a 4 hour drive from Fresno, CA. In addition, they said the water was rough,...More

Thank Rachel O
Donna K, General Manager at Oceanside Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comments Rachel and we are so sorry for the inconvenience. Our number one priority is safety for our passengers and crew and yes we had to cancelled due to the high winds last Friday. It is something we take very seriously...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time, sadly we didn't see any whales but we did see some dolphins. The crew was awesome. If you have a chance to go, do it!

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Thank Pam S
Donna K, General Manager at Oceanside Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your positive rating and for spending your birthday with us! It’s always appreciated and gratifying when we receive positive marks from our customers.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice time traveling on the boat out of Oceanside to go whale and dolphin watching. We followed a school of dolphins around for a bit but did not see any whales. The tour guide gave great info about local marine life and...More

Thank debbiebernardo
Donna K, General Manager at Oceanside Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your kind words.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful trip!!! Loved it except for one family w busy kiddos!!! This was our second trip. Love it!!! Love boat rides!!

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Thank Ruthie M
Donna K, General Manager at Oceanside Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback! What you think about our business is important to us. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to again providing you a top quality experience during your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a beautiful day on the ocean with our 4 grandchildren. Service was great, plenty of smiles and sincerely answering all the questions. I would recommend this to anyone!

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Donna K, General Manager at Oceanside Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our whale & dolphin tour. Water was calm and absolutely beautiful. The captain and team were determined to find them and did. It was really awesome. Would do it again!

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Donna K, General Manager at Oceanside Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain Bob and the crew were great! Smooth sailing all the way. Unfortunately no whale siting this time, however they offered a free trip with no expiration date for a future trip.

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Donna K, General Manager at Oceanside Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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!

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Joyce B
February 25, 2018|
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Response from Donna K | Property representative |
What might you see on a tour? Nov-April: Gray Whales, Minke Whales, Humpback , Fin Whale and all 4 species of dolphin May-Oct: Fin Whales, Blue Whales, Minke Whales, Humpback Whales and all 4 species of dolphin Other... More
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Jcart13
January 27, 2018|
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Response from Donna K | Property representative |
The whales and dolphin travel 24/7 so there is no best time to go. It's just a matter of what is in our radius during our 2 hour trips.
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Beth C
March 14, 2017|
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Whales migrate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is no “best” time to see whales or dolphins, but the weather on the water tends to be calmer in the morning.
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