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Harbor Breeze Whale Watching

100 Aquarium Way, Dock #2, Long Beach, CA 90802
562 432-4900
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92%
Ranked #1 of 47 Activities in Long Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

To begin with the boat is so comfortable, very clean, staff friendly. Could spend all day out on the water enjoying the wildlife. They also let you bring food and drinks on board. The photo's are $30.00 which Includes 2 key chains and a 5x7 photo. The on board staff from the aquarium were super with the kids with show... More

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Harbor_Breeze, Manager at Harbor Breeze Whale Watching, responded to this review

Samzima, Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback. We appreciate that you notice the care we put into maintaining the appearance of our vessels and glad you enjoyed nature's show. We value our partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific - glad you do too! Much appreciated! More

Birmingham, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

As part of our honeymoon, we visited LA and Long Beach. This appeared the best whale watching experience in the Greater LA area, online at least. Whilst comparisons are hard as neither of us had done one before, it was an amazing, humbling and wonderful time. We were lucky to see a Blue Whale, hundreds of Dolphins and a couple... More

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Harbor_Breeze, Manager at Harbor Breeze Whale Watching, responded to this review

David, The Southern California coastline does indeed have an abundance of wildlife - we are lucky to have almost daily sightings year-round of whales, dolphins and marine life. Thank you for choosing to celebrate your honeymoon aboard our vessel! Congratulations - to many years! Maybe we will see you annually for anniversary trips! More

Los Angeles, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Having sampled sealife watching tours out of Marina del Rey, Long Beach and Newport Beach, I can vouch that Harbor Breeze Cruises is the best whale-watching venue out of the Metro LA-Orange County area. Located at and departing from Dock #2 across from the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific in Rainbow Harbor, you cruise on spiffy Coast Guard-certified custom... More

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Harbor_Breeze, Manager at Harbor Breeze Whale Watching, responded to this review

Rajamora, What a thorough review of our whale watching cruise - thank you! We are honored by your award of best whale-watching venue from an experienced Trip Advisor critique as yourself, with 72 reviews at the time of posting. If you aren't already, a travel guide writer may be the ideal position for you! Looking forward to having you on... More

Ocala, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The trip cost$40 per person. The boat was clean and the crew was very friendly and got the passengers involved in looking for the whales. We say hundreds of dolphins and some larger bottleneck dolphins but unfortunately no whales. That was disappointing but it was still a fun trip. I'd recommend bringing a wrap just in case you get chilly.... More

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Harbor_Breeze, Manager at Harbor Breeze Whale Watching, responded to this review

We are glad you had a great time on the water. Good tip about dressing in layers - it's typically around 10 degrees cooler on the water. We will look forward to you trying your luck again, while unfortunately never 100% of the time, we get pretty close year-round! More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We were spending some time on Balboa Island while we were waiting for the boat, and that is an amazing island, with lovely shops and nice food. <3 The whale watching was exciting, cozy, lovely :-D The poor captain could not find the whales, so he sailed to another harbor and found some amazing and playful dolphins instead! It was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

first of all, they have a voucher on their website that gives you 15$ off from the 45$ price of the adult cruise. which is great. then, if you're sick on the sea, it might get strange, be prepared. we had a little nausea and headaches. BUT the experience is amazing. we got to see several groups of dolphins and... More

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Harbor_Breeze, Manager at Harbor Breeze Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are delighted that you had a great experience! Definitely check our website for deals and current whale/dolphin sightings if you come back with us again More

El Segundo, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We used a Groupon for the noon tour today and it was more than worth it. The boat (Christopher) was clean and had great viewing areas all around. Our naturalist was friendly and knowledgeable and was very good at spotting wildlife. We saw a small pod of dolphins before we even left the harbor! Shortly after leaving the harbor the... More

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Harbor_Breeze, Manager at Harbor Breeze Whale Watching, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Safety of wild life is always our number one priority. We are glad the baby Gray Whale was eventually untangled and set free. We are also glad you and every one else were able to see Dolphins and the magnificent Blue Whale + fluke! We hope to see you again soon. More

CA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

* My daughter in law went on some whale watching 2 weeks ago, saw 100+ dolphins and some whales very close. Not sure which company she used. But we took this tour. Did not see 100 dolphins, but still saw around 30 swim around the boat, that was fun! * Saw 3 whale spouting and back/tail of whale, but very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A wonderful experience. The tour was narrated through out! It made all the difference in the world! We saw sea lions, tons of dolphins and 2 whales. It was a great first experience. The boat was immaculate! There was a lady on board we sat with that was on her 30th whale watching tour. That saws it all!

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Harbor_Breeze, Manager at Harbor Breeze Whale Watching, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are glad you had an enjoyabe time and hope to have you back soon! We love our repeat customers! More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

After spending a few hours at the Aquarium of the Pacific, we then boarded for the 3:00 cruise. My son (13) was not looking forward to the three hour tour at all and I have to say he really ended up enjoying it. We were able to see dolphins, sea lions and three different whale sightings. I was amazed at... More

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Harbor_Breeze, Manager at Harbor Breeze Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hello, We are excited to hear every one including your son had an aswesome time aboad our whale watch. Please join us again soon. More

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