Long Beach Whale Watching Cruise in Long Beach, CA

100 Aquarium Way, Dock #2Long Beach, CA 90802
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Did you know that whales returned to the water after living millions of years on land? Learn more about these wondrous beasts on the two-hour Whale Watching and Dolphin Tour with Harbor Breeze. Set sail on the Pacific Ocean and search for several species; including the largest animal on earth, the Blue Whale! While unpredictable, you could also observe dolphins, sea lions, and many other sea creatures.

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from Ashley, one of our Long Beach Travel Experts
  • Family-friendly.
  • Great photo opportunities.
  • The tour is approximately 2 hours long.
  • Close-by parking is available for a discounted price at the ticket booth.


from Whale Watching and Dolphin Tour
Each Long Beach whale watching cruise with Harbor Breeze is conducted by a knowledgeable captain expertly trained in manning your vessel while also providing comprehensive narration of the marine life you see. Individuals of all ages will love their one of a kind adventure out on the water.

We proudly offer morning tours for those early birds who just can’t wait to locate Long Beach’s spectacular sea mammals. Additionally, afternoon departures are available for those that prefer. No matter the tour you choose, we guarantee a fun-filled journey you’ll remember for years to come.

Join Harbor Breeze Cruises on an exciting California whale watching journey to view some of the largest mammals on the planet.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Whale Watching and Dolphin Tour

How long is the tour?
2 hours.

What is your address? 
100 Aquarium Way, Dock #2, Long Beach, CA 90802. We are the first dock to the left of the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Do you have restrooms on board?
Yes, our cruise boats offer multiple restrooms.

Is the cruise safe for children? 
Yes, all of our boats have high railings and non-skid decks that help keep children safe. All of our vessels are U.S. Coast Guard inspected and approved.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

What type of clothing/shoes/hat/glasses should we wear? 
Casual to your taste. Please keep in mind that it does get cooler out on the water than on land so layers are ideal. Flat, skid-resistant, closed-toe and heel shoes are recommended.

Are there refreshments onboard? 
A snack bar is onboard where you may satisfy your hunger with hot dogs, chips, popcorn, candy, and other great snacks! You may also quench your thirst with an ice-cold soda, water, and beer.

Where do we park? 
The closest parking structure is the Aquarium parking structure. We are the first dock to the left of the Aquarium of the Pacific and across the street from Bubba Gump Shrimp Restaurant. Parking is discounted to $8 with validation from the ticket booth-the parking garage reserves the right to change this without notice.

What types of marine life do you see? 
While no sightings are guaranteed, we typically see Blue Whales (largest animal on earth) May through November. Gray Whales migrate past Long Beach December through April. Dolphins, Sea Lions, and Harbor Seals are spotted throughout the year. We also see Fin Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, and have even seen pods of Orcas (Killer Whales) on our trips!

Are sightings guaranteed?
Unfortunately, sightings are not guaranteed as we don't use tracking devices that can harm the animals but we try our best to look for any marine life we can find for our guests.

Can I bring a camera?

When is the best time to go?
There is year-round whale watching possibilities off the coast of California. There is not necessarily a greater percent chance at any given time.