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Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive San Diego, CA 92101
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The weather was perfect. Even the most perfect weather make sure to bring a jacket. Gets little cold on the water.. I wore Flip flops, tank top and capris. Brought a jacket..
Sailing on the Jada dress Sep 23 2013 star this tip starred
john schmidt
Which Sheraton parking lot should you enter?
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4.6 average rating
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attended Jan 16 2010

Very attentive crew, beautiful boat and a great ride. Crew really interested in making sure guests were comfortable, enjoyed the ride and saw lots of sea life. Saw 7 whales, including a mom and newborn (24 hrs) calf. Had dolphins playing along...continued

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26 stars
attended Mar 27 2010

We had a enjoyable time even though we did not see any whales. The crew was very attentive with all of us in serving of snacks, drinks, chatter, although a bit confused as to their deck duties. At the point of return, we were able to cut off the...continued

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6 stars
attended Mar 13 2010

This would rate 4 stars if the weather had been better! Boat is beautiful, crew friendly, efficient and helpful (even though they were short-staffed on a tough sailing day). We saw just the blow of 2 whales, briefly, before turning back as it...continued

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The annual migration of gray whales along San Diego’s coast is one of nature’s most incredible spectacles. Not only is the gray whale one of the largest animals on earth, it also has the longest annual migration of any mammal. Each year about 26,000 gray whales undertake a round trip migration of over 10,000 miles from the icy Arctic waters of Alaska to the warm tropical lagoons around the tip of Baja California Sur where the females give birth to their calves.

Gray whales are relatively slow swimmers and surface every three to five minutes to blow a few times before they dive under again. This usually provides ample opportunity to view the whales. Having knowledge of the diving, breathing, and migration patterns of the whales are key components to a successful whale watching cruise in San Diego.

Although it is possible to see gray whales from certain high shoreline vantage points, nothing compares to the experience of viewing gray whales up close aboard a sailing yacht whale watching cruise in San Diego. Whale watching is a memorable, fun, and educational activity for everyone whether young or old.