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Whale watching season with Hornblower Cruises & Events runs from December through April, with approximately 28,000 gray whales passing by the San Diego coast. Other wildlife, such as sea lions, blue herons and three kinds of dolphins put in appearances, so have your cameras focused and ready.
The average size of a Gray Whale is approximately 30 to 50 feet long and may weigh up to 35 tons. They spend the summer months in the Bering and Chukchi Seas, then leave for the breeding lagoons along western Baja California, Mexico. Gray whales follow the longest migration route of any mammal on Earth, sometimes traveling 12,400 miles round trip. In December, the first pass along the California coast, with peak numbers passing by in early January and remain until late March, within six miles off the coastline.
Whether you're a tourist looking for the best way to see all of the San Diego attractions, or a local that knows the best way to entertain out of town guests, Hornblower has something for you.
All aboard! Make your reservations and get your eTickets today for The San Diego Whale Watching Cruise. It's a once in a life time adventure for the entire family!
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