Special Offshore Exploration to Mexico and Beyond!
These special extended trips to the outer waters of Mexico during the spring and fall are one of the most unique whale watching experiences offered from a California-based port. Gone Whale Watching San Diego is the only company in San Diego that offers this opportunity!
During the early spring our trips focus on going to the waters of coastal Northern Baja to search for a wide variety of marine life. Gray Whales numbering into the hundreds will be encountered during Jan-March, with other likely species including Humpback whales, Fin Whales, Blue Whales, Beaked Whales, Orcas, Sperm Whales, False Killer Whales and more all possible if you're lucky! Passports are REQUIRED for Baja Extended Trips. Later into the spring and early summer we usually head offshore in search of a wide range of marine life with Humpback, Fin, and Blue Whales being the main focus along with all of the above mentioned species as well!
In the late summer and early Fall we run special trips to coastal Baja (passports required) to look for Orcas, along with any other species we may find (Blue, Bryde's, Fin, and Humpback all possible). In the late Fall we focus on Humpback Whales wherever they may be, ranging from Mexico to San Clemente Island! Almost any species besides Gray Whales can be encountered August-November.
On any extended trip at any given time of year almost any species has a possibility of being seen!
*Trips are not guaranteed to go to Mexico, we determine our direction of travel based on recent animal locations and sea conditions.
**Due to the nature of how far offshore we travel, we MUST have favorable sea conditions for safety, so these trips do get cancelled for weather at a higher frequency than our local 2.5 hour trips.**