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Whale Watching in San Pedro or Long Beach tickets

Gate Prices Adult $45.00
Child (3-12) $30.00
  • Reservations required
  • Beach Cities, Long Beach and Neighboring Regions, San Pedro
  • Long Beach: (562) 983-6880
    San Pedro: (310) 547-9916

Get out on the water and see whales, dolphins, and other marine life up close, right off the coast of California, on a Whale Watching Cruise. Cruise vessels feature an environmentally friendly design with ultra-quiet, low emission engines that leave whales and their marine environment undisturbed and luxury stadium seating offers exceptional viewing from every seat on board.

You'll learn all about the marine you see straight from the pros. Experienced and knowledgeable marine mammal educators from the Aquarium of the Pacific narrate each tour providing valuable insight and interesting facts about the sea animals, their environment, and more.

Marine Life Frequently Spotted:

  • June-October: endangered blue whales can often be seen feeding off the coast of LA during feeding season.
  • November-May: gray whales migrate past Southern California’s coastline as they travel from Alaska to Baja, Mexico.
  • Whales spotted regularly year round: killer (orca) whales, humpback whales, fin whales, minke whales, and sperm whales can be seen engaging in lunge feeding, breaching, fluking, and more.
  • Other marine life spotted regularly: common, bottlenose, and pacific white sided dolphins, California sea lions, harbor seals, porpoises, and more.
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Getting In

Present your Pass at the ticket booth upon arrival. Walk-ups are based on space availability.

Choose between:

100 Aquarium Way, Dock #2
Long Beach, CA


1150 Nagoya Way
San Pedro, CA


Confirmed reservations must be made by calling (562) 983-6880 for Long Beach cruises or (310) 547-9916 for San Pedro cruises. Walk-ups will be allowed, availability permitting.


Open 7 days a week, 9:00 am-7:00 pm.
For specific tour times please consult the Harbor Breeze Cruises website for Long Beach hours or the LA Waterfront Cruises website for San Pedro hours.


Long Beach: Christmas Day and during the Grand Prix.
San Pedro: Open daily, year-round.


Your choice between two locations. Please see Details tab for full address list.

Driving Directions

For Long Beach:
Take the 405 South to the 710 South;
follow signs to downtown Long Beach and the Aquarium exit.
Make a right on Aquarium Way.
Parking options include Aquarium of the Pacific parking structure at 100 Aquarium Way ($8 per day with validation from the Harbor Breeze Cruises ticketbooth).

For San Pedro:
Exit Harbor Blvd. Turn Right on Harbor Blvd.
Turn Left on 6th Street.
Make a quick right on Sampson Way, turn left on Nagoya Way.
LA Waterfront Cruises' vessels are located on the water between the Crusty Crab and the San Pedro Fish Market Restaurant. Check in with LA Waterfront Cruises main office.
Free parking is available in the Seaside Plaza.

Public Transportation

Taxi and Los Angeles County Transit Bus and Train System available.

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