Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Whale Watching with Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Adventures include daily cruises off San Diego to see gray whales and an extended trip to Baja California
Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San DiegoDec. 26, 2012 - April 14, 2013
Live a whale tale this winter and experience the annual epic journey of gray whales with Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Enjoy daily local whale watching cruises featuring aquarium naturalists. An extended whale watching expedition to Baja California, Mexico, is also being offered this season.
Witness the longest mammal migration in the world, when approximately 20,000 gray whales pass San Diego on their 10,000-mile round-trip journey from their Bering Sea feeding grounds to Baja California's lagoons, where the whales play, rest, breed and give birth.
Daily Whale Watching Cruises in San Diego
Dec. 26 through April 14
Daily tours: 9:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. & 1:30-5 p.m. with Flagship Cruises and Events
Experience the gray whale migration off the San Diego coast with Birch Aquarium at Scripps.
Get ready for big adventures with Birch Aquarium at Scripps naturalists as we venture out for twice-daily cruises to locate gray whales on their round-trip migration from the Bering Sea to Baja's breeding grounds. Get an up-close look at these amazing whales aboard vessels from Flagship Cruises and Events. Learn about gray whale baleen, barnacles and prey from aquarium naturalists during this memorable whale watching experience, leaving daily from San Diego Bay. Don't forget warm clothing and binoculars! Download a $5-off coupon on our whale watching page.
Buy Tickets: Flagship Cruises & Events at 619-234-4111 or online
Public: $37 weekdays, $42 weekends
Seniors/Military: $32 weekdays, $37 weekends
Youth (4-12 with paid adult): $18.50 weekdays, $21 weekends
Aquarium Members: $30 daily
Experience up-close encounters with gray whales during an extended whale watching trip to Baja California with Birch Aquarium at Scripps naturalists.
Extended Whale Watching in Baja California
Feb. 27 through March 6
Travel south to Baja California's tranquil lagoons with Andiamo Tours Mexico for an extended trip to see gray whales up close. Birch Aquarium at Scripps naturalists will lead this unforgettable journey to experience the gray whale breeding and birthing grounds, where whales and their calves play, rest and investigate their curious visitors. Hop aboard small boats for encounters with these magnificent mammals. In addition to the lagoons, highlights include authentic cuisine, scenic views of Baja California's desert and memorable stops along the way.
Travel is by private motor coach. Accommodations and most meals are included. For more detailed information regarding this whale watching trip and to make reservations, please visit Andiamo Tours Mexico.
$915 per person in double occupancy
$1,130 single occupancy (subject to availability)
For more information about Birch Aquarium at Scripps' whale watching programs and events, call 858-534-7336 or visit our Whale Watching webpage.
About Birch Aquarium at Scripps:
Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and the Caribbean. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, Earth and ocean science and features nearly five-dozen interactive elements. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 436,000, including 40,000 school children.
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