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Live a Whale of a Tale This Winter as the Gray Whale Migrates

An estimated 20,000 gray whales will pass San Diego this winter. You can be a part of the action aboard daily whale watching cruises with Birch Aquarium's ocean experts.

Gray whale season is surfacing at the Birch Aquarium. You can be a witness to the longest mammal migration in the world on one of the daily whale watching cruises with Birch Aquarium naturalists. 

Twice a day, cruises will set out to find the approximately 20,000 gray whales passing San Diego on their 10,000-mile journey. San Diego is just one of the stops along the whales’ round-trip migration from their Bering Sea feeding grounds to Baja California’s lagoons, where they play, rest, breed and give birth. 

Daily whale watching tours will run from Dec. 26 to April 14; one tour 9:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and the second from 1:30 to 5 p.m.

Pack binoculars and warm clothing and prepare to get an up-close look as you learn about the gray whale aboard ships from Flagship Cruises & Events. 

For tickets and to reserve a spot onboard, call Flagship Cruises & Events at 619-234-4111 or visit its website at flagshipsd.com. Cruise tickets will be sold for $37 on the weekdays and $42 on weekends. Seniors and military will receive a $5 discount. Tickets for children ages 4-12 will cost $18.50 weekdays and $21 weekends. Aquarium members can purchase tickets for $30. To download a $5 ticket discount and for additional information, visit the Birch Aquarium's whale watching page online

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