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Whale watching in San Diego, California

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added on the 5th of August, 2010
Grey mammals migrate from the south to the Arctic waters. San Diego happens to be an important station of their way. Female whales give birth to their babies in Baja California, near the city.

Approximately 26, 000 whales make this journey every year. According to locals they are most frequently seen between late December to late March. It is an awesome feeling to catch one or more of these huge animals almost dancing in the water.

The whales the coolest attraction of the city in winter, I think, and it's really worth to come down with and watch the them. You should also bring a spectator, it's very useful.

On the coastline.

Free, except for organized whale-watching tours.

Opening Hours:
From the late December to the late March.

La Jolla BayMission San Luis Rey
asterix's picture
asterix wrote on Aug 5, 2010 20:11:
This is where University of California, San Diego is, so we always saw a lot of students hanging around.Reply
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