Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise – Departing from Los Angeles or Long Beach

24 reviews


  • See whales off the coast of Los Angeles

  • Extensive information given by your guides

  • Take stunning photos from the huge deck

  • Observe different species depending on the season

Essential info*

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 2hrs30 mins

  • English

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation


Observe the marine mammals of the Pacific on this whale watching boat cruise departing from San Pedro (Port of Los Angeles) or Long Beach!

Embark on this boat tour in search of marine mammals. An experienced crew as well as a expert nature guide from the Aquarium of the Pacific will accompany you on the excursion and tell you about the different characteristics of the whales. Catch sight of the dolphins diving out of the water and watch them swimming alongside the boat for the whole cruise.

Depending on the season you will be able to observe different species:

  • From December to April see the grey Pacific whales migrating from Alaska to Mexico
  • From May to November see blue whales, the biggest marine mammals in the world

You might also be lucky enough to see fin whales, killer whales, humpback whales and other marine animals according to the time of year.

Good to know

  • Availability: all year round (excluding exceptional cases)
  • Duration: around 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Departure time: 
  1. From Long Beach
    Until September 30: every day at 12-noon and 3:30pm
    From October 1: every day at 12-noon and 3pm
  2. From San Pedro
    Until September 5: Monday to Friday at 1pm and 4pm; Saturday and Sunday at 10am, 12:30pm and 3pm
    From September 6: Saturday and Sunday at 10am, 12:30pm and 3pm
  • Departure point : Long Beach or San Pedro (Port of Los Angeles) 
  • Language : English
  • As the animals move around the sea freely, we cannot guarantee you will see certain species during your boat trip 
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this time and in case of a no-show, 100% of the price will be levied. Any reservation made for special dates cannot be canceled, modified or refunded.

General terms and conditions of sale

Price includes

  • Whale and dolphin watching cruise departing from Los Angeles or Long Beach
  • The services of an expert nature guide on board

Not included

  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

Customer reviews

24 reviews
    Oct 11, 2021
  • GENIAL ! Beau bateau qui nous emmène au large, jusqu'à ce qu'on arrive dans une nursery de dauphins ! Eblouissant ! Quelle émotion de voir autant de dauphins tout près de nous, jouer entre eux ou faire la course avec le bateau... Quelle après-midi rêvée à Long Beach !
    Laetitia L.
    Nov 5, 2019
  • C’etait Très agréable de voyager sur la mer pendant 3h, le personnel était agréable. Un peu déçu de n’avoir vu que des otaries
    charline D.
    Aug 29, 2019

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