‘Tis the season for family travel, and we are beyond lucky to call San Diego, a place where many only dream to visit, our home! California conjures up images of brilliant sunshine, pristine beaches and cultural diversity, which is why it’s at the top of the list of the most visited states. Chances are, you’ll have friends or family visiting you this holiday season, and we want you to be prepared to show them a good time in America’s Finest City. In San Diego County, it’s even possible to start your day skiing before finishing it with a session of surfing at sunset! With so many options for families, it can be difficult to narrow down a list of things to do with your out-of-town-guests. But one thing that should be at the top of your list, is to experience California’s great grey whale migration aboard the world famous America! This San Diego Sightseeing Tour is the perfect blend of excitement, relaxation, education, and adventure that your whole family will love!
Every year, thousands of Pacific gray whales make the journey from Alaska down to Mexico to birth calves in their ancestral breeding grounds. The round-trip distance of 12,000 miles makes it the longest regular migration on the planet, and California has a front-row seat to the voyage. If you’re interested in getting up close to the action, you’re in luck because the best time for whale watching in San Diego is coming up!
Next Level Sailing operates whale watching tours on the America, which without exaggeration, “is the world’s most famous racing yacht. It is also one of the most beautiful yachts in the world. The reason is simple: The original America put yachting on the map. It is why the most famous trophy in sailing is called The America’s Cup.” The original ship was destroyed during World War II, but this near-perfect replica of the 139 foot yacht spares no prestige.
Good to Know: The team at Next Level Sailing is so confident in their ability to provide the best whale watching in San Diego that they offer the only “no sickness guarantee” in the world! In the off-chance that you do get sick, they will even compensate you with a gift card! Their new location on Shelter Island offers ample FREE parking, so you wont rack up a bunch of extra charges during your voyage. The crew will offer complimentary water, soda, chips, and granola bars, but you are also allowed to bring your own food and beverages (alcohol included! Just no red wine). Comfortable shoes and layers will be your best friend, and don’t forget your sunscreen and binos!
**Also be sure to check their Sunday specials, where most dates offer a free child ticket with Adult ticket purchase (a $48 savings!!).