Venue Details

42 Star Starred
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive San Diego, CA 92101
619-291-2900
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Member Tips

Goldstar Member
Layered with hat and gloves.
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BobbyCaldwell
They have lots of snacks and drinks. But bring some to share, anyway.
info Jan 18 2010 star this tip starred
BobbyCaldwell
Parking at the hotel is $8 with validation ($22 without). Be sure to get sticker from crew.
info Jan 18 2010 star this tip starred
JudithLandau
If you might get seasick, take something beforehand.
info Mar 15 2010 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Bonine works wonders.
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Goldstar Member
Also a Starbucks inside the Sheraton
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Reviews & Ratings

31 ratings
4.6 average rating
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3 events
1 review
0 stars
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... continued

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37 events
18 reviews
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... continued

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11 events
5 reviews
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... continued

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Website

http://www.sailjada.com/

Description

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.