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San Diego's only year-round whale watching company


  • Testimonials

    "Thank-you so much for the cruise tonight. Seeing a huge pod of dolphins was awesome. Everyone on your boat is so nice, and I want to give an extra big thanks to the guys who helped me get on and off the boat with my crutches. You go above and beyond to make your passengers happy!! Can\'t wait to take a cruise with you again very soon......."

    … Rene May

    "My mother and I had a fabulous time on the sunset cruise. We really enjoyed the experience and it was a highlight of our trip to Southern California. The staff could not have provided better service. They were very attentive and made the trip so enjoyable. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting San Diego"

    … Jeanine

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    Sunset Cruise


    Join us for San Diego’s most memorable sunset cruise. Departing from Mission Bay, this cruise creates the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing, tranquil evening on the ocean. Your tropical sunset at sea will be highlighted by spectacular views of some of San Diego’s most pristine coastline. Toast the end of another perfect day in paradise as you watch the sun slowly disappear beyond the horizon. There is nothing more romantic than a sunset sail so book yours today. Sunset Cruises are available every Saturday and Sunday from 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm.

    The Privateer began her early years in Provincetown, MA (the extreme tip of Cape Cod) as the first ever whale watching boat on the East Coast!! Though she was built as a whale watching boat, she was originally used as a sport fishing boat. However, the fisherman spent more time marveling over whales in the ocean that they changed the focus of the boat to solely whale watching. After 10 years in Provincetown, MA the Privateer moved to a new home in Gloucester, MA. And after 28 years of providing countless magnificent whale watching memories on the east coast, the Privateer decided to make a move to warmer weather. Just recently, in May 2011 to be exact, she made the 4 week voyage down the Atlantic and through the Panama Canal to be a part of our San Diego family. With a large platform she can hold 149 guests and provides the smoothest ride on the ocean. The Privateer has roomy outdoor decks which allow for tons of viewing space. She is equipped with the state of the art electronics and is Coast Guard certified for your safety. Be a part of the Privateer’s splendor and make your own magnificent memory.