Q: Are sightings guaranteed?
A: 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.
Q: What are your whale watching tour times?
A: Weekdays our LA Whale Watching tours run between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Then on Weekends we offer tours at 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Q: Are there refreshments onboard?
A: 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 ice cold soda, water, and beer.
Q: Do you have restrooms on board?
A: Yes, our cruise boats offer multiple restrooms.
Q: How fast do the boats go?
A: Approximately 12 knots (13 miles per hour).
Q: How large are the boats?
A: 65 feet long, 20 feet wide, twin engine, double deck, with raised pilot house.
Q: Is the cruise safe for children?
A: 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.
Q: Is there ample parking near the landing?
A: Yes. There is plenty of parking available next to the aquarium and other harbor attractions.
Q: Is there room to walk around the boat?
A: Yes, all boats offer safe deck and railing access for a complete 365 degree view.
Q: Is there seating for everyone?
Q: What are your whale watching cruise prices?
A: Winter Gray Whale and Dolphin Cruises are 2 hours; typically December through April and Summer Blue Whale and Dolphin Cruises are 3 hours; typically May through November. Adult Weekdays $45, Adult Weekends $50 Seniors 62 and up $40, Children 11 and under $30, children 3 and under free.
Q: What is your address?
A: 100 Aquarium Way, Dock #2, Long Beach, CA 90802. We are the first dock to the left of the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Q: What type of clothing/shoes/hat/glasses should we wear?
A: 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.
Q: What types of marine life do you see?
A: 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.
Q: When is the best time to go?
A: There are year-round whale watching possibilities off the coast of California. There is not necessarily a greater percent chance at any given time.
Q: Where do we park?
A: 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.