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Gray Whale Watching

3.5 Hour Whale Watching Trip

$58/Adult

$44/Child

Whale Guarantee Feb 14th – April 7th – Return for FREE if we don’t see whales.

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Whale Watching Highlights

Join us for family fun whale watching adventure!

  • Experience the gray whale migration as these amazing animals make their annual northern migration up the California coast to Alaska with their calves in tow.
  • Outdoor seating for everyone!
  • Friendly and knowledgeable crew.
  • If we don’t see baleen whales, you get expedition credit for the full value you paid for any future service we provide for the entire year. (Feb 14-April 7)
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Whale Watching Details

Trip Duration

3.5 hour excursion

Important Times

  • Boarding Begins: 8:15 AM
  • Boat Departure: 8:30 AM
  • Return to Oxnard: 12:00 PM

Specific Trip Information

  • This trip operates from January through mid April
  • Guaranteed Whale Season: February 14th to April 7th

Ticket Prices

  • Adult – $58.00
  • Child – $44.00
  • Senior – $51.00
  • Infant – FREE

Departure Harbor

Marine Emporium Landing
3600 Harbor Blvd
Oxnard, CA 93035

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Plan your trip

What should you bring?

  • Lunch, snack, and beverages – a small cooler is fine if you want to keep things cool.
  • Water – reusable water bottles can be filled onboard.
  • Warm boat clothing – street clothes are fine, dress in layers. Long pants are recommended. Jackets and blankets may also make you more comfortable.
  • Motion sickness medicine and personal medications.
  • Gratuity for crew.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are whales really guaranteed?

From February 14th to April 7th we guarantee you will see gray whales or another type of large whale species. We almost always see dolphins, which are toothed whales :), but these are not included in our promise to you.

If we don’t see whales, you can return on any whale watching trip we operate during the same season. An email will be send post trip with a code to rebook for free!

Do we land on an island during the trip?

No, we do not land at Anacapa but if we have time, we will circumnavigate the entire island on the SUNFISH.

Can I bring food and snacks?

Bring your own snacks and beverages along. We do not have a galley onboard.

What is your cancellation policy?

All bookings are final and non-refundable unless you purchase trip insurance at check-out. Trip insurance grants you a 100% refund as long as you don’t cancel the day of the trip.