San Diego whale watching season starts December 9th. Watch the seasonal migration of California grey whales and blue whales off the San Diego Coast up close and personal.
Traditionally, whale watching season runs from December through April. However, because blue whales and gray whales migrate at different times of the year, whale watching season in San Diego is open year round. If you have a preference for one species of whale over the other, gray whales migrate from mid-December through April while blue whales migrate from mid-June through September. Blue whale calves will be swimming beside their mothers for the return migration in the spring. If neither the gray whales or the blue whales are in town, you can see orcas, minke whales, and fin whales year round.