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Oceanside Coastal Expeditions

Dolphin and Whale Watching Tours in Oceanside, CA

Dolphin View Cruises
From $64

We specialize in creating an intimate and exhilarating experience for our guests, with the rare opportunity to be closer than ever to some of the most incredible marine mammals in our local waters without the jostle of an over crowded boat.


Get ready to witness nature’s majestic giants up close and personal like never before! Unlike crowded tours, our intimate setting ensures an unparalleled experience, granting you the unique opportunity to experience these magnificent creatures from up close. Our expert guides, well-versed in marine biology, will provide captivating insights into the fascinating behaviors of these gentle giants. With our limited capacity, you’ll never feel rushed or jostled, allowing for uninterrupted moments of awe and tranquility. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure—book your exclusive spot now and embark on an intimate journey with whales and dolphins that will leave you with memories to cherish forever.

About Our Vessel


a group of people riding on the back of a boat in the water

Rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) are ideal for whale watching due to their exceptional stability, maneuverability, and safety. Their lightweight design and powerful engines allow them to quickly reach and follow whales and dolphins without disturbing them. Their inflatable collars offer additional buoyancy and shock absorption, making them highly resilient and safe even in rough sea conditions. The inflatable collar also helps to deflect spray, keeping passengers dry and comfortable. Unlike big, slower whale-watching boats, RHIBs provide a more intimate and immersive experience, allowing for closer encounters with whales and faster access to their natural habitats reducing travel time and maximizing time with wildlife.



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So worth it! It was a fun yet relaxing experience, the zodiac boat was comfortable, for 6 people (7 including Captain Nate). We saw a gray whale and later “played” with the dolphins. Our girls loved the experience and can’t wait to do it again in Summer!

– Anna R C. Shadow (Yadni) | Google Reviews
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Great trip on 1/3. No whales but LOTs of dolphin and a small shark! Capt Nate is a cool guy - explained what to look for and what we might see. The boat is awesome. Its nice to go out with a small group and being low in the water we were able to get an amazingly close view of the dolphin as they rode the bow wave - very cool experience! Would definitely recommend this tour

– Erin ORourke | Google Reviews
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Great whale watching experience. Small zodiac style boat got us up close. Three whales swam around and under our boat for more than 15 minutes. Close enough to get sprayed by the whale spout at one point. Our guide Nate was excellent. The tour far exceeded my expectations.

– L Huebert | Google Reviews
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We had an incredible experience with Nate during the past Thanksgiving weekend ! We had great weather and we saw two pods of dolphins. One more closer to the coast, the other much further out! Dolphins were playful! What a very fun experience ! Thank you Nate 😊🐬 can’t wait to come back to see more dolphins and maybe whales !?

– Heloise Mazzotti | Google Reviews