San Diego Whale Watching Cruise and Maritime Museum Entry
Enjoy a four and half hour sailing cruise on the America to do some whale watching. The highlights feature the beautiful whales, the cruise itself, and the museum. Guests will get a once in a lifetime experience that will have them talking for years to come.
Everyone will depart from the Maritime Museum at 11 in the morning. It is there where guests will board the America. This boat is a clone of the original that one the very first America’s Sailing Cup in 1851. The ride itself is peaceful with a very spacious deck. This makes it suitable for cruising out on the Pacific Ocean and capture some beautiful moments that feature the majestic whales. The best part about the boat is that there is no need to run the engine. Because of that, the captain can get close as possible to the marine life without scaring them off. The views are not obstructed and the boat is stable. This makes for some fantastic whale watching. It is time to pull out those cameras and video recorders to start watching the whales as they pop up out of the water. You will also catch other marine life coming out the Pacific Ocean as well.
If you need to break for lunch, snacks and sodas are provided. Guests are welcome to bring their own lunch and their favorite bottle of wine for the occasion. After the cruise, it is time to explore the San Diego Maritime Museum. It is here where everyone gets to see all of the historic ships that are on display, such as the Star of India. Book a reservation now.
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. Complete your nautical day with a visit to San Diego Maritime Museum any time you like.
Whale sightings are guaranteed on your San Diego Whale Watching Cruise. If no whales are sighted on your cruise, you will be welcomed back free of charge on another day the same season.
When boarding the 139ft luxury sailing schooner America you'll be taking a step back into history. Sailing's prestigious America's Cup is named after the vessel which raced from 1851 - 1945. Receiving a $6 million rebuild in 1995, the luxury schooner owned by Dennis Conner is now ready for you to get on board for a relaxing half-day cruise.
With the wind in the sails you'll cruise effortlessly on the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego in search of migrating gray whales and playful pods of dolphins. With no noisy diesel engine, the boat can get up close to the marine wildlife giving you unbeatable photo opportunities. With low sweeping decks offering fantastic uninterrupted views and a deep keel for stability, the America offers whale-watching at its best.
Snacks and drinks (non-alcoholic) are offered during the cruise, however you are welcome to bring along a picnic lunch or favorite bottle of wine to enjoy on the expansive decks.
In addition to whale sighting guarantee, the America gives a unique 'No Seasickness' guarantee. Should seasickness spoil your day the crew will invite you back to sail free of charge on another day, or issue you with a gift certificate for lunch at the famous San Diego Fish Market. With no diesel engine fumes and a gentle sailing pace, the crew are confident this cruise will be gentle on your stomach.
To complete this great value for money package, you get admission to San Diego Maritime Museum. The museum has one of the world's finest collections of historic ships, including the world's oldest active ship Star of India. You can visit San Diego Maritime Museum before or after the cruise, the choice is yours (must be on the same day as your cruise).