Los Angeles Whale Watching -- About Us
When Harbor Breeze Cruises began more than 18 years ago, we wanted to provide our customers with the best whale watching in Santa Monica and Malibu of Southern California. Thousands of satisfied customers later, we continue to stand by that commitment.
Harbor Breeze Cruises was the brainchild of Dan Salas. During his youth, Danny developed a fondness for the sea. By the age of 12, he was working on the docks in San Pedro and later became a tug boat captain. During this, his love of the sea only grew stronger. After 10 years as a tug boat captain, Dan decided he wanted to share his love of the sea and its beautiful creatures with others. He began to conduct whale watching tours. He bought his first boat and thus Harbor Breeze Cruises was born.
Danny has always had a love for the ocean. As early as 12, Dan worked on the docks of San Pedro. Later in life, he became a tug boat captain. To Dan, there was nothing better than being on the ocean. While he enjoyed the tug boats, he felt the need to give others the opportunity to enjoy what he loved so much. He bought his first boat and conducted his first Harbor Breeze whale watching tour. Throughout the years, Danny continued to make sure each customer received the best experience possible.
He made sure that his captains and crew were the best in the business. He not only wanted people to see whales, but learn about them as well. That is why every Harbor Breeze Cruise includes a biologist from the Aquarium of the Pacific. You get the opportunity to not only see these magnificent creatures in their natural surroundings, you will learn about their migratory patterns, behavior traits and what and how much they eat. Harbor Breeze also offers more tours than anyone else in the area to make sure your next Los Angeles whale watching experience is not only enjoyable, but convenient as well.
Danny has continued to increase the enjoyment of his customers by offering some of the best amenities aboard his ships.
Christopher is the crown jewel of Harbor Breeze. It is the first ship in Southern California built specifically for whale watching. Introduced in 2005, Christopher offers features and comforts that are setting the trend for whale watching in Los Angeles. With a cruising speed of 20 knots, Christopher can cover twice as much ocean as the competition. It also includes features such as:
Stadium seating on the boat. Salon equipped with two 52” plasma televisions. Ability to cover twice the ocean of other tours. Available snack and beverage service. Can carry up to 150 passengers.
Kristina came to us from a touring company in the Bay Area. This 85 foot double decker has recently undergone a Long Beach Whale Watching remodel to upgrade the interior as well as the engine.
Remodeled Interior. Low emission engine. Inside and outside seating with excellent observation points. Available snack and beverage service. Can carry up to 150 passengers.
Karin Lynn was introduced in 2003 to the Harbor Breeze family. The 65 foot ship has two decks and can accommodate up to 149 passengers.
Caroline became a member of the fleet in 2002. She has two decks and can carry up to 100 passengers.
Gail Force is the first Harbor Breeze ship. The 49 foot ship carries up to 49 passengers. To begin your Harbor Breeze adventure, please give us a call at 562-432-4900 for more information or to schedule a tour. We look forward to hearing from you soon.