Los Angeles California Sea Lion Watching

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Long Beach California Sea Lion Watching

Southern California Sea Lion Description

The California Sea Lion is a highly intelligent animal which is often used in the circus and also in the navy to protect divers and ships. A modern characteristic of the California Sea Lion is that it is adaptable and is able to adapt to manmade environments. The California Sea Lion can grow quite large, up to 8 feet long and to over 600 lbs. They have a pointed muzzle and look similar in their head to a dog. A primary reason that they are called sea lions is that they actually have manes which are not as well developed as the manes of other sea lions such as the Steller Sea Lion or the American Sea Lion. The average life span of a California Sea Lion is 17 years but ironically, they live longer in captivity, a stark contrast to other sea creatures such as whales.

Southern California Sea Lion Population

The population for the California Sea Lion is estimated to be approximately 188,000. Their population has been steadily increasing in the last decade at a rate of approximately 5% a year. This has not always been the case though. In the late 1920’s, only a little over 1200 sea lions were counted off the coast of California. The main cause of the reduction of the sea lion population was because of commercial harvesting. In the 1940’s, commercial harvesting was curtailed, which helped to gradually increase the population of the sea lion. Today, the population of California Sea Lions is probably more robust than it has ever been.

Southern California Sea Lion Feeding Habits

The California Sea Lion feeds on a variety of different foods or sea life, mainly consisting of squid and fish. The main types of fish a California Sea Lion will eat are salmon, anchovies, herring, rock fish, and market squid. On average, a male California Sea Lion can eat over 7500 pounds of food per year, while the female will eat about 3000 lbs per year. In search of food, the California Sea lion will travel and can exist for long periods of time in fresh water. They are mainly searching for salmon. Some of the rivers a California Sea Lion has been found are the Willamette River, the Columbia River and also in Puget Sound.

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) $18
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

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