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Harbor Breeze Whale Watching

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Address: 100 Aquarium Way, Dock #2, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone Number: 562 432-4900
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Sun - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Harbor Cruise Marine Wildlife Sightings

Daughter and I spent a leisurely afternoon on this tour. A nice large boat with plenty of seating cruises out of Long Beach harbor and out into the ocean looking to view... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Daughter and I spent a leisurely afternoon on this tour. A nice large boat with plenty of seating cruises out of Long Beach harbor and out into the ocean looking to view sightings of whales, dolphins and other marine life. While we saw no whales we did sight a small school of dolphins and enjoyed their antics chasing the boat... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are very glad your daughter and yourself had a great time. Please come visit us again soon! More 

Hume, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We were in Long Beach for the day on a cruise, and decided to reserve directly through Harbor Breeze rather than going through our cruise line. It was less than a 30 minute walk from where the cruise ship docked, but there is also a shuttle you can take. We arrived about an hour early to buy tickets, then enjoyed... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

They advertise 2.5 hour tour that starts at 9 am on weekends, so i promised my 4 year old to go for a ride one of the weekends. Arrived at 8:30 on Sunday, May 2 at 8:30 am and learned that the owner just decided to cancel the tour that day. Even the employee at the register only learned in... More 

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

We feel that the customers are always right. We appreciate all reviews and use them to help all of us improve our customer service. We especially take negative reviews extremely seriously. This particular customer was extremely difficult. We have made efforts through PM to try and resolve this issue. 1. Customer had no reservation 2. Customer had no ticket 3.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This was a super fun way to spend an afternoon on the water. We had a beautiful day out, & were able to see a Grey whale and her calf along the coast. After we turned around to lead back, they breached a couple times and we got a great view of them playing. Our guide, Andrea, was super friendly... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for joining us. We are glad you were able to see the Cow Calf pair of Gray Whales. Please join us again when you are in town More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My wife flew in for the weekend, so I decided to schedule the 2 1/2 hr on Saturday. The boat was packed but there was plenty of room outside. We saw a lot of dolphins, sea lions and sea otters. No whales but it's not that the captain didn't try. We covered a lot of ocean and the trip was... More 

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

Thank you for the review Joey. Sorry we did not find whales on your trip, we are glad you saw dolphins and still had a pleasant time with your wife. Hope to have you again soon. More 

maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I thought this was a great experience. I was visiting the area and found a sale for tickets on Groupon, so bought them. My friend and I went and we weren't disappointed. I felt the crew was very knowledgeable and genuinely interested in the whale-watching as well. They offer two tours a day, one at noon and the other at... More 

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

Thank you for the review. We are happy to see that you had a great experience. Hope to have you again soon. More 

Livingston, Montana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I went to California hoping to see grey whales & I wasn't disappointed!! There were 3 of them coming right along the boat! Got some wonderful pictures & I have to say that this was the least expensive, most fun thing I did while I was there!!! I will be back to go with them again! The captain was very... More 

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

Hi Sally, thank you for the wonderful review. We are glad to hear about your time with us. Hope to have you on board again soon. More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Wow! Just wow! One of the best thing we did on our SoCal vacation and yes, we did the whole Disney Park thing. I was doubtful before our adventure but by the end of the tour, we saw six whales, a pod of about 50 dolphins, and many other sea life including a 1500 lb sea lion sunbathing. Besides the... More 

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

We are very glad you sa so many whales on your trip. Please join us again on a future SoCal vacation. Thank you. More 

Milton, Wisconsin
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402 reviews 402 reviews
156 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We used Seiri to get to the beach. Unfortunately, it took us to the marina & NOT to the dock where the Harbor Cruise was. We phoned to get directions as we were late... The person who answered told us to look for the lighthouse... It was obscured by another property, so wasted a lot of time trying to find... More 

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

Karen, Thank you for joining us and for the review. We are glad you were able to see a whale and lots of dolphins. Hope to have you again in the future. More 

Gettysburg
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Bundle up with hat, gloves and warm jacket for this cruise in the winter time because it gets very chilly on the water. Having said that, the whales stayed with us for a good while and we had a chance to see two of them come up for air a dozen or more times. The Aquarium employee who narrated the... More 

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

Thank you for the review, we are delighted to read about your experience. Looking forward to having you aboard again soon. More 

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