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Dec 11, 2018–Apr 14, 2019 at 9:30 am

Whale Watching with Birch Aquarium


Big Ocean, Even Bigger Adventure!

Twice-daily Cruises Depart from Downtown San Diego

  • 9:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
  • 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Embark on an unforgettable journey with the ocean experts at Birch Aquarium at Scripps! Witness the longest mammal migration in the world, when approximately 20,000 gray whales pass San Diego on their annual 10,000-mile round-trip journey from the Bering Sea to the lagoons of Baja California.

Trips leave from the Flagship Cruises and Events docks in downtown San Diego (about a 20-minute drive south of Birch Aquarium).

Please call Flagship Cruises and Events at 1-800-442-7847 for more information about tickets and dates.


  • Adults: $48 (Sat.-Sun.), $43 (Mon.-Fri.)
  • Children (4-12): $24 (Sat.-Sun.), $ 21.50 (Mon.-Fri.)
  • Senior, military, and more pricing options are available on the ticket page. Birch Aquarium Members receive 30% off whale watching tickets. Please enter BIRCHMEMBER30 at checkout to receive the member discount.You must show a valid Birch Aquarium membership card at Flagship’s Ticket Office to pick up your passes and check-in on the day of your excursion.

Tickets are sold through Flagship Cruises and Events

Purchase Here

Event Website

Date and Time

Dec 11, 2018–Apr 14, 2019
9:30 am–5:00 pm


Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Event Registration

Registration for this event is required. Visit the registration page for details.


Birch Aquarium    858-534-3474


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Event Category

Social and Cultural