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Whale Watching Eco Tour on Luxury Yacht

whale watching

Whale Watching Eco Tour on Luxury Yacht

Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
whale watching

Whale Watching Eco Tour on Luxury Yacht

whale watching

Whale Watching Eco Tour on Luxury Yacht

Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

You will be treated like royalty from the moment you step aboard, where you'll be warmly welcomed as one of a small handful of our personal guests. The Duchess is an elegant and classic 63 foot motor yacht with plenty of comfortable spots on deck to view the beautiful scenery and wildlife. We depart from the scenic Marina Del Rey Harbor, home to over 5,000 pleasure craft of all sizes. Our cruising direction (north or south) will be dictated by where we’re most likely to see whales on that particular day. Either way, the views are spectacular. You'll be served complimentary Hors d"Oeuvres and beverages including Private Label wines and beer, by our wait staff. My crew and I will keep a sharp lookout for wildlife. We see dolphins on most all trips and other marine life such as seabirds and sea lions are always plentiful. With a little luck, we’ll see whales. Spectacular is the word to describe sightings of these amazing mammals! Our most common visitor is the migratory California Grey Whale. Other whales we see on occasion include the massive Blue Whale, Fins, Humpbacks, and Minkes. Although we cannot guarantee whale sightings, we will certainly take you in “Duchess Style” to the most likely areas for sightings. Relax, enjoy the scenery, view and learn about our marine wildlife, all while sharing a memorable and luxurious experience aboard The Duchess!

Your host

Learn more about Skip

Skip

I am a Coast Guard Master Licensed Captain. I have over 50 years experience on the water. Most of the last 20 years I’ve spent cruising the beautiful Southern California Coastline. I am a people person and I really enjoy hosting, getting to know my guests and sharing my extensive knowledge of the area and the amazing local marine life. The Santa Monica Bay is blessed with a surprisingly wide variety of marine wildlife. Sea birds, seals and sea lions, sharks, dolphins and whales! You never know what you might see out here! There's no place I'd rather be than on the Pacific Ocean, sharing this beautiful place and experience with my guests, as it is my passion, my livelihood and my life. By the way, if you don't see an available day & time that works for you, please feel free to message me, and I'll do my best to try to accommodate.

What's included

Food
Charcuterie Platters, Shrimp Cocktail Platters, Humus & Pita and Fruit Platters.
Drinks
Sodas, Juices, Coffee, Tea, Pellegrino, Water, Private Label White Wine and Beer
Equipment
All safety equipment. Wi-Fi- Stereo. Beautiful restrooms.

Where you'll be

Board The Duchess in Marina Del Rey. Our cruising direction will be determined by where we’re most likely to see the whales. If we head north, we’ll pass the famous Venice and Santa Monica Piers towards Malibu and view the beach houses of the rich and famous. If we head south, we’ll pass the Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo Beach Piers to the rugged and beautiful coastline of The Palos Verdes Peninsula. Either way, the views are spectacular!

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

PLEASE DON'T BE LATE!! If you are not on board 15 minutes after your scheduled departure time, we will need to depart without you and your payment will not be refunded. We pick up at a public dock and are unable to wait - sorry.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

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Whale Watching Eco Tour on Luxury Yacht
New experience
From €231/person
New experience
From €231/person