Los Angeles Harbor Seal Watching

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Long Beach Whale Watching

Southern California Harbor Description

The Harbor Seal or the Common Seal, are found in the northern Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans. They are also found in the North Seas and the Baltic region. There are a number of Harbor Seals who routinely rest on the rocky shores in Long Beach, California. The Harbor Seals are considered pinnipeds, or a fin-footed animal. Harbor Seals are in the same family as walruses, eared seals, and true seals. Generally, Harbor Seals are brown or gray in color and have nostrils in the shape of a V. The adult Harbor Seal can grow up to about 6 feet long and up to about 300 lbs. Female Harbor Seals will generally outlive the male Harbor Seal by about 10 years living to the age of 35.

Southern California Harbor Seal Population

Harbor Seal are not an endangered species with an estimated global population of about 400,000 to 500,000, however there are some subspecies who are threatened, particularly in the Greenland, Hokkaido, and Baltic Sea regions. For the most part, seal hunting has been made illegal, with some exceptions. However, there is still a problem with seals getting caught in fishing nets. Sometimes Harbor Seal are actually targeted by fishermen as they are seen as a threat to fisheries.

Southern California Harbor Seal Feeding Habits

A Harbor Seal will often live in the same area for years and has great loyalty for their home. The Harbor Seal can travel quite far in search of a hunting ground, up to 50 kilometers. Harbor Seals have also been known to travel upstream in fresh water to find food. For the most part, a Harbor Seals diet consists of fish like sea bass, menhaden, herring, mackerel, cod and sometimes shrimp, crab and squid. When hunting, a Harbor Seal can dive for up to 3 minutes and can dive about 1500 feet.

Los Angeles Whale Watching conducts whale and dolphin watching cruises seven days a week with tours at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.  It is a good idea to arrive early as these cruises do fill up quickly.  Tours usually last from two to two and a half hours.  Ticket prices are as follows:

Individual Ticket Prices – Two Hour to 2 ½ Hour Cruise
Adults $35
Seniors (62 and over) $30
Children (11 and under) $25
Children (2 and under) FREE!

Ticket Prices for groups of 25 or more.
Adults $25
Seniors (62 and over) $20
Children (11 and under) $15
Children (2 and under) FREE!

You can order your tickets online by clicking the button, Click Here or calling 562-432-4900.  If you have a discount coupon, please present it at the ticket booth.

We look forward to seeing you and continuing to make Los Angeles Whale Watching your choice for whale watching in southern California.  We offer convenient parking and are located near many area attractions such as The Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach Lighthouse and Queen Mary as well as excellent shopping and restaurant so you can make a day of it.  Whale watching is a wonderful experience regardless of age.  We can’t wait to provide the best whale watching in southern California experience possible.

Southern California Whale Watching

Whale watching in Los Angeles is an experience of a lifetime. That is why for 18 years, Harbor Breeze Cruises has been the choice for Los Angeles whale watching. Located in downtown Long Beach, we have set the standard for whale watching in Los Angeles and the southern California area.

Our Whale Experts in Long Beach Help to Educate!

A LA Whale cruise means you won’t just go out on a boat and look at whales. We want you to learn about these magnificent creatures’ behaviors, migratory patterns and what they like to eat.

Whale Watching Boats -- Custom Made!

A whale watching cruise in Southern California through Harbor Breeze also has the distinction of being the first Los Angeles whale watching service to own a boat custom made for whale watching.

Blue Whales, Gray Whales, Killer Whales & more...

Summer brings one of the most spectacular happenings in whale watching, the blue whale migration. Blue whales are the largest animal on the planet.

Marine Biologists on almost every tour! Questions?

When you have a knowledgeable staff, a biologist from the Aquarium of the Pacific, boats designed specifically for whale watching and the nicest amenities, you get the clear choice for your next California whale watching adventure, Harbor Breeze Cruises.

Let Us Be Your Los Angeles Tourist Destination

A Southern California whale watching adventure is truly something different and inspiring. If you do it once, it is almost a guarantee that you will want to do it again. You will leave with a great experience and stories that your friends and family won't believe.

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100 Aquarium Way, Dock #2
Long Beach, CA90802

Phone: (562) 432-4900

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