Experience the best Adventure Whale Watching Boat Tour in San Luis Obispo!




Avila Beach Boat Charters

Experience the best of San Luis Obispo in a Custom Charter Boat in Avila Beach, California — the Thrill of Exploration, Whale Watching and Adventure



Avila Beach Boat Charters with the famous Seaweed Express Boat takes you on a journey to search for Whales and Dolphins. This exciting 1.5 hour tour is perfect for visiting the whales quick without the crowds. Only 6 passengers are allowed on the tour. We want to provide an intimate and personal tour for our passengers. (July & August)  $59 per person

Departure: 8:00 AM (other times available)

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Explore Fossil Point Sea Cave, Whalers Rock, Old Port San Luis Pier, Otter Town, Sea Lion Jetty, Pelican Rock, Smith Island, Pirates Landing, Point San Luis Lighthouse, Mermaid's Lair and whatever Sea Creatures that show up. Only $35 per person

Departures: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00   (other times available)



What an amazing experience. Captain’s Lee & Micheal found whales almost immediately. He has great knowledge of the area and is personal and accommodating. This was the highlight of our trip! You won’t be disappointed.
— N. Hauer, Trip Advisor
I have had the pleasure of Whale Watching with Lee more than once. I have always taken children with me who have also enjoyed the experience. Not only does Lee know his stuff, he goes out of his way to make sure that everyone is comfortable. I have sent many people his way, and I’ll do it again, and again....
This excursion was the high light of our three week adventure along the coast of California. We stumbled across Captain Michael the first week of August and we have not stopped talking about it since!
Face down over the edge of the small craft with hands in the water and experiencing dolphins up close and personal was so surreal that it seemed like I was in dream! We were able to see the tail of a whale so close that we could have reached out and touched it! Captain Michael was very knowledgeable and had a lot of experience, and we felt very safe with him. He was also a lot of fun.....we had a blast!
Visited August 2014
— Beverly W, Trip Advisor


Q.  Will I get seasick?

Our boat and time on the water greatly reduce the chance of sea sickness as our low profile does not rock aggressively compared to the traditional whale watching boats. Be sure to eat at least a light meal. Consider taking precautions if you know you are sensitive.

Q.  Cancellations?

Ocean conditions change very rapidly... Fog, Wind, Swell etc. This company cancels tours and are fully refunded if those conditions occur. We really want you to see whales on your whale watching tour and have a good time in the best sea conditions.

 Sorry, No-Shows and Cancellations do not get a cash refund. Please email us for an online gift certificate (good for 1 year) 

Q.  What should I wear/bring?

We recommend you show up to the boat with an extra layer of clothing. We recommend you bring a jacket or windbreaker. It is typically cooler on the water than on land and temperatures may change throughout your excursion. We supply Life Vests for all ages.

Q.  How fast do you go?

We go FAST! That gives us more quality time with the Whales. We always operate within safe parameters for the sea’s changing conditions and with utmost respect for the marine life.

Q.   Where are you located?

 Check in is on the pier, down the stairs on the Public Dock. Just across from Patriot Sport fishing. There is a Avila Beach Boat Charters Sign.


Port San Luis Pier 3, Avila Beach, California 93424