Boat Tours & Cruises
Get the true coastal experience with a Morro Bay boat tour. With everything from catamarans to luxury cruisers, SLO visitors can find the perfect boat to enjoy sunsets, sea life and the serene bay. Day boat tours and cocktail cruises are available to explore Morro Bay and the estuary. For wedding parties and other lavish events, local cruise companies can arrange private dinner cruises and evening chartered tours.
For nature-lovers, enjoy tours for whale watching in Morro Bay plus day and evening harbor cruises for the chance to see grey whales, blue whales, even humpbacks along with seals, sea lions, sea otters, pelicans, and many other seabirds. If you are here around the holiday season or Fourth of July, be sure to catch the boat parade of lights and the fireworks display with a front row seat on a boat cruise.
Tour the harbor and arrange private parties and events on the plush, two-story river boat with Chablis Cruises. Enjoy Fourth of July dinner cruises, Sunday Champagne Brunch day cruises or plan private holiday parties, weddings, rehearsal dinners, receptions, birthdays, anniversaries, and memorials on the water for up to 80 guests. Sightseeing cruises start at just $20.
Although they are currently closed while under construction, Bay Cruisers encourages visitors to be their own captains, offering private electric boat rentals in Morro Bay. Up to 8 passengers can enjoy the waves and rays at hourly rates of $85, with sunrise cruises priced at $95 per hour.
Arrange an intimate wedding party, rehearsal dinner, reception or group celebration on Onboard Nautical Events’ luxury, catered cruise yacht. Enjoy full catered meals, cocktail cruises featuring wine pairings, or step aboard for fireworks displays and other holiday events. Whale watching tours can also be booked here.
Cruise on a 32-foot captained yacht throughout Morro Bay’s beautiful waters for an hour, half day, or full day. Red Anchor Charters offers packages including a Bay Cruise and Dinner or Sail and Stay at the Beach Bungalow Inn.
See the aquatic life from the comfort of your dry seat through the viewing windows on the Sub Sea Tour boat. After seeing fish, kelp, seals and otters, head out to open water on the 24-passenger, power catamaran to glimpse grey, blue, orca or humpback whales as they migrate past.
Enjoy whale watching and private charters on one of Virg’s four boats. Experience Morro Bay’s Sportfishing for short, half day, full day or overnight excursions.
The waters off the Central Coast are perfect for that whale watching adventure you’ve always wanted to have! Whale watching in Morro Bay or Avila Beach are great additions to your family vacation and just a short drive from San Luis Obispo. Below are a couple local companies that offer whale watching experiences.