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WELCOME TO OCEANSIDE ADVENTURES!

Southern California's Premier Luxury Whale & Dolphin Watching Cruises

WHAT TO EXPECT ON AN OCEANSIDE ADVENTURE

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DURING YOUR TRIP

Let our guides tell you about the history of Oceanside as we travel to see marine life. Our boat is equipped with dolphin and whale information, fun facts, and photos of recent sightings.

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WHAT YOU SEE: NOVEMBER – APRIL

Gray whales, minke whales, humpback whales, fin whales, all four species of dolphins, sea birds, and sea lions.

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WHAT YOU SEE:
MAY – OCTOBER

Fin whales, blue whales, minke whales, humpback whales, all four species of dolphins, sea birds, and sea lions.

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OTHER SIGHTINGS

Other sightings may include orcas, pilot whales, turtles, sharks, sunfish, sea lions, various birds, and other marine life. You never know what we will see next on one of our adventures!

PRIVATE CHARTERS

Unique Atmosphere and Amazing Experience

  • Luxury dolphin and whale watching – breathtaking sightings
  • Narrated by an expert captain and certified naturalist
  • Two-hour trips on a beautiful catamaran
  • Perfect for families, couples, private parties, and corporate events
  • Contact us at 760-277-3073 to reserve a private charter

CHARTERS

Unique Atmosphere and Amazing Experience

  • Luxury dolphin and whale watching – breathtaking sightings
  • Narrated by an expert captain and certified naturalist
  • Two-hour trips on a beautiful catamaran
  • Perfect for families, couples, private parties, and corporate events

WE ARE OCEANSIDE ADVENTURES

We are Oceanside Adventures, the best-rated luxury whale and dolphin watching company located in front of the historic Lighthouse in Oceanside Harbor.

Come out with us for an awe-inspiring dolphin and whale watching adventure in Oceanside, CA. Our trips are two hours long and are great for families, couples, private parties, and corporate events; for anyone and everyone who loves the ocean or the wildlife we may encounter, our adventure is perfect!

Each trip is narrated by an expert captain, a certified naturalist who loves whales and dolphins just like you do. View our calendar and book your adventure!

We have seen the first gray whales of the migration season! Each year, they pass by Oceanside on their way to Baja to breed. We are looking forward to yet another record season of sightings!

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OVER 850 FIVE-STAR REVIEWS!

Super Family Adventure!

We took our two grandsons out on the 2 hour whale watching excursion - perfect amount of time for the kids. Boat was super nice, and captain shared really good information about whales, dolphins, sea lions and more. Their use of a drone was also really cool! Saw at least 4 grey whales, and 2 different species of dolphins who raced under the boat with us! Great day on the water!

– Vicki Y. | TripAdvisor
Amazing

Amazing! Saw a bunch of dolphins and sea lions. It was such an easy process to board. Fun and super special. If you're looking for a great adventure, definitely take this tour!

– Cindy B. | Google Reviews
Always Enjoy

Always enjoy the afternoon trips! We use to go from Dana Point but discovered Oceanside and now only go out with Oceanside Adventures! Today we saw a pod of dolphins playing all around the boat and also saw a gray whale. I got a shot of the fluke!

– Robert H. | Yelp
All kinds of sea life!

Best whale watching tour I’ve every been on. The crew was great and we saw all kinds of animals from a grey whale to different types of dolphins. We even saw a sea lion eat a small shark! Great experience overall!

– hlrobertson | TripAdvisor
Bring the Whole Family

I've gone out with Oceanside Adventures several times over the last two years, and every single trip has been a new experience... Shane the captain is incredibly friendly and informative and his crew is amazing. It's an experience I would recommend for anyone. Bring the whole family!

– Chilly T. | Google Reviews
Good, Stable, Safe, Clean

My wife and I loved our trip. Good, stable, safe, clean boat. Knowledgeable captain and mates. Leaving from Oceanside harbor makes for shorter trips - closer to the whales. We followed two whales and encountered multiple pods of dolphins. We plan to return next year.

– Brian H. | Yelp
Fabulous, affordable whale and dolphin tour

The decision to pick this tour out of Oceanside turned out to be the best ever! The price was affordable, and one of the reasons I initially chose them, but the trip turned out to be far better than I ever expected. We saw what must have been hundreds of dolphins in 3 different species and 2 grey whales! We hung out with the whales for a long time and on the way back we took a detour and spotted sea lions hanging out on a buoy! The trip went quite a bit over the 2 hours we paid for and the crew went above and beyond to give us a memorable excursion! Well worth it! You won’t be sorry.

– JoAnnMasters | TripAdvisor
We'd do it again!

This is the second time we took the trip and we loved it each time. The crew is fantastic and kept us informed of events and sightings and they are super knowledgeable. The boat is very well maintained and the area is beautiful. We'll be back again and will be bringing our grandson and other family members next time.

– richmarino | TripAdvisor
FUN ON THE WATER

Second trip with Oceanside Adventures and loved it. Friendly staff, knowledgeable. Captain extended out trip to catch a glimpse of a passing grey whale. Fantastic! Looking forward to our next trip.

– Michael80237 | TripAdvisor
Exciting Adventure with Oceanside Adventures!

My sister and I booked the whale watching tour while vacationing near Oceanside and we really enjoyed the experience. We saw thousands of dolphins, 2 whales, and a variety of other marine animals. We had a lovely day in terms of weather, so all around it was a wonderful, relaxing and fun way to spend a couple of hours on the water.

– njelo2020 | TripAdvisor
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DAILY SIGHTINGS LOG

BURIALS AT SEA

Peaceful, Beautiful Sea Burials

  • Ocean burial and dignified memorial services
  • Scatter ashes in the ocean: We record the coordinates for you.
  • Fully customizable options and services: We do everything we can to make your difficult time easier.
  • Contact us at 760-277-3073 to schedule a burial service

BURIALS AT SEA

Peaceful, Beautiful Sea Burials

  • Ocean burial and dignified memorial services
  • Scatter ashes in the ocean: We record the coordinates for you.
  • Fully customizable options and services: We do everything we can to make your difficult time easier.