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$15 -- Whale-Watching Trip from Marina del Rey, Half Off

Sold out - This deal was published December 12, 2013 and sold out January 14, 2014.
$15 -- Whale-Watching Trip from Marina del Rey, Half Off
By Travelzoo Staff
Spend a day spotting whales and other marine creatures with this three-hour excursion from Marina del Rey Sportfishing, rated 4.5 stars on Yelp.

Why we love it

  • It's an afternoon spent looking at some of the ocean's most impressive animals
  • Currently, trip-goers can expect to grey whales
  • Also keep an eye out for dolphins, porpoises and seals


Dec. 13, 2013 - June 13, 2014


Marina del Rey Sportfishing
Dock 52
13552 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(See Map)
Tel: 310-822-3625

What's included

  • For $15 per person -- half off -- embark on a three-hour whale-watching cruise
  • Trips depart daily
  • Free parking at the dock
  • Note: This deal is valid for any age but does not offer a discount on child tickets (ages 12 and under; reg. $15)

The fine print

Reservations are required. Valid for trips departing Monday-Friday at 10 a.m., and Saturday-Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Limit 1 voucher per person; 3 additional may be purchased as gifts. A $5 fuel surcharge is not included; cash payment is required. Not valid on major holidays or holiday weekends.

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$15 Dec. 13, 2013 - June 13, 2014   $30
50% off
Travelzoo deal by
Marina del Rey Sportfishing
88% Enjoyed Marina del Rey Sportfishing
88% (336 ratings)
Sold out at
1:59 a.m. CT on Jan. 14


M – F, 9am – 9pm ET

88% Enjoyed Marina del Rey Sportfishing
(336 ratings)
Quality of Service
Quality of Activity
Value for the Money
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

We didn't see any whale, hundreds of dolphins but no whale, they did not even bring it up that there was a lack of whales today or something. Don't call it whale watching :-)

Apr 12, 2015 Arjan CA, United States

Being out on a boat was quite fun - very clear skies and the staff did try / was friendly.

No whales were found, and people were puking over the side constantly (to a humorous extent). Even with that, enjoyed being out on a boat with a beautiful view of the Santa Monica / Venice / MDR coastline. 3 hours is a bit much though, we were ready to be done after 2, especially with not having any whale sightings. Opinion: If no whale sightings is a typical occurrence, then this activity shouldn't be offered.

Apr 09, 2015 Nicole

Everyone on borad the boat was kind, friendly and knowledgeable. We saw lots of dolphins—no whales, alas—but altogether it was a very enjoyable experience.

The GPS address they give you as your driving destination is off: it directs you to a power plant across the street, which is confusing. Would be nice to know ahead of time that there is a fuel fee that you can only pay once you board and in cash. We didn't have any on us and had to run out to an ATM at the very last minute.

Apr 06, 2015 Carmen CA, United States

Friendly staff. Quickly got everybody settled and ready to go.

Unfortunately we didn't see any whales and they did not offer a voucher for a raincheck or discount for another trip.

Mar 30, 2015 Yu CA, United States

Yes, everything else. The guides, the crew. Much recommended. There is a $5 fuel surcharge. This bugged me ahead of time given falling oil prices. But the chap on the boat said marine diesel has not fallen that much. So maybe they should call it a "marine diesel surcharge" instead. Then we might be more understanding.

Lack of whales. Just two boring gray whales far off if in the distance, or maybe two pieces of bobbing driftwood with water spouts attached. Then we we spent 2 hours sailing around the area. Paucity of whales obviously not their fault! It might be better to go in the summer when you might see blue whales and humpbacks. Or not.

Mar 28, 2015 Dean CA, United States

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Dock 52, 13552 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Tel: 310-822-3625

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