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Yacht America Whale Watching

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1492 N Harbor Dr, Maritime Museum of San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101-3309
+1 800-644-3454
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“captain troy” (7 reviews)
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1492 N Harbor Dr, Maritime Museum of San Diego, San Diego, CA 92101-3309
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+1 800-644-3454
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a whale watching tour on a replica of the yacht that won the original America's Cup race in 1851. It is smaller than most of the cruise ship type boats that do whale watching trips in San Diego and not configured as a...More

Thank Richard_PF_59
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this as part of our 3 days in San Diego. This was part of a wider California road trip and our first time in San Diego itself. Wow!! We took the 4 hr trip and it was amazing! Great weather and the team...More

Thank Nicky M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We left on this 4 hour trip from the Maritime museum area on a replica of the racing sailboat, “America” We saw blue whales for the first time, one was a mother with her calf! The mother could have easily been 100 ft long, and...More

Thank Robin H
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

I searched a lot for a whale watching tour for our recent trip. We did not want to go on one of the big "cattle boats" and weren't quite ready to venture in the six passenger small boats. This was the perfect option. A lovely...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2018

Have never been on a sail boat before, and have never seen whales, so checked off two experiences with one excursion. Once we cleared the harbor, immediately began seeing dolphins following the ship. We soon spotted two California Gray Whales breaching, which the captain stated...More

Thank Jon N
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

Had a wonderful few hours on the 139' sail boat America with Captain Troy, Al and their crew looking for whales. Some passengers got to hoist the sails and American flag. Motor sailed out past the lobster traps until we found pods of dolphins. Captain...More

Thank Susan P
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Reviewed September 1, 2017

We had out of town guests and decided to go on this excursion literally last minute since our guest's mother had sailed on America in 1997. Most unfortunately didn't see ANYTHING finally after almost 4hrs. at sea we saw a pod about 4-5 seals. I've...More

Thank SanDiegoMal
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

It was a wonderful day to look for whales. Unfortunately, we did not spot one this day. we did see many dolphins though. They offer half price on next tour if no whale is spotted. Great time was had by all.

Thank Judy T
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Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

We spent a beautiful Sunday chasing whales with an "authentic " sea captain, Al, and a very good crew of Bob, Suzie, the real captain and others. Al kept us entertained and informed -- very interactive-- between whale sightings. Highly recommended!

Thank mariann1_11
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Reviewed March 6, 2017

Signed up for whale watching cruise, when we met with captain he explained that there were high winds and anyone not wanting to go could do it another day. one couple left.The ship can accommodate up to 72 people, there were only 20 of us....More

Thank davidrD8206ZF
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