What to bring on your winter whale watching trip

Winter whale watching is one of the most incredible wintertime experiences in San Diego. Whether you’re looking for a fun activity to do with the kids or you’re trying to come up with a romantic date idea, San Diego whale watching tours can be the perfect solution.  

Once you book your whale watching trip, take some time to plan what you’ll bring. Here are a few suggestions of things you might want to have with you to make your experience as pleasant and unforgettable as possible.

Preparing for your winter whale watching trip

To prepare for your winter whale watching experience, hop online and choose the right tour for your needs. Once you find a date and time that’s available when you and your family or friends can go, book your trip and keep your schedule clear around that time so you don’t have any scheduling conflicts.  

What to bring for a great experience

Preparation is key to enjoying your whale watching trip, so here are a few things you might want to have with you when you go:

  • A light wind jacket or raincoat
  • A hat
  • Snacks/water
  • Whale identification guide
  • Motion sickness pills
  • Rubber-soled sneakers
  • Cameras

You may feel perfectly warm on land, but once you’re out on the water you’ll feel a bit cooler. A light wind jacket or raincoat can help keep you warm and dry even if the wind is blowing seawater around you.

A hat is important to bring because it can help protect your face and eyes from harsh sun rays. It is easier to get sunburned when you’re out on the water because of the reflection of the sun off the water. A hat will help protect your face from harmful UV rays and will make it easier for you to clearly see out onto the water where the whales are jumping.

It’s always a good idea to bring your own water and preferred snacks with you when whale watching. You’ll be out on the water for a while and you don’t want to get hungry or thirsty.

A whale identification book or guide can make your experience a lot more fun. Of course, your tour guide will also let you know how to identify whales you see while you’re on the water.

Motion sickness pills may not be necessary for everyone, but it’s still wise to bring them along. You never know how choppy the water can get while you’re whale watching, and you don’t want to get seasick.

Rubber-soled sneakers can help you avoid slipping around on a wet deck. They’ll help you feel more safe and secure on the boat.

Cameras are some of the most obvious items to bring along with you. You’ll want to capture the images of the incredible whales you see during your Next Level Sailing whale watching tour.

The only other things you need to bring with you are the people you love! After experiencing the exhilaration and awe of whale watching, you’ll understand why so many people engage in this family-friendly activity year after year.

2 thoughts on “What to bring on your winter whale watching trip

  1. Good advice! It’s a wonderful thing to do, and well worth preparing for, to get the most possible out of it.

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