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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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Harbor Breeze are located next to the Aquarium in Long Beach, so , easy access and plenty of parking, worth checking with the company as to which to use as they do discounts on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Harbor Breeze are located next to the Aquarium in Long Beach, so , easy access and plenty of parking, worth checking with the company as to which to use as they do discounts on some of the parking. Also worth checking online for discount vouchers or even at the kiosk on the dock. We managed to get children onboard for... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We didn't have time for the full whale watch tour so we took the 45 minute harbor tour and were very pleased with it. It was a great cruise around the harbor and the oil rig islands and we got a lot of fantastic pictures from some very unique perspectives. Got pretty up close to some sea lions playing on... More 

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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This whale watching tour is next to the Aquarium and so has easy access parking. The whole area is nice and tourist friendly. We felt comfortable here. The tour itself was very good. It had a nice friendly and approachable marine biologist on board who was available to answer any questions and gave a good commentary about the environment we... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Absolutely a lot of fun! We didn't get great views of whales, but we did get to see one or some (it was hard to tell if he was alone or not) skimming the surface. We did get to see a large pod of dolphin though, who were in a very playful mood. They were hunting tuna when we arrived,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We spent the afternoon on the Harbor Breeze Whale watching excursion and had a great time! They had knowledgable guides from the long beach aquarium that made the trip a great learning experience about the marine life in Southern California. We didn't see any whales on our trip but we did see many different types of dolphins and sea lions.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We had a great day on the sea; our first impressions were as follows 1) expensive, 2) "darn it, we didn't get to sit outside..." as the trip went on we discovered that it was good to be inside, as the sea was quite rough, so the people on deck got soaked, and it was quite cold due to the... More 

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

Hello and thank you for your review. We are glad you were able to see Whales, Dolphins, and Sea Lions. We are also sorry that the weather may not have been the best, we run whale watching year-round and for the majority of the year have great weather and seas. A few suggestions; 1: Take Dramamine or any type of... More 

Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had a great day whale watching. The boat is set up well so that everyone has a good view. It was informative and also exciting when the whales were spotted. We saw Dolphins, 4 x blue whales and 1x Minke whale. Our tip would be to check the website as there are often 2 for 1 or some sort... More 

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

Hello and thank you for your review. We are very glad to read about your experience and hope you join us again soon More 

Marina del Rey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Will We be lucky enough to see the biggest earth dweller of all times? As an appetizer we had a pod of dolphins playing next to boat for 5 minutes before we headed to search for the Giants. Then the main course .... Hail blue whales !!! We sailed close by them 6 times during the 3 hour sail trip.... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are very glad that you saw Dolphins, Blue Whales, and a Fin Whale. Blue Whale season normally lasts until about October so there's plenty of time to come see these amazing animals again More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Tickets from Viator or Groupon are half the price. Take a jacket and grab a seat inside until you get to the whales. This is not a good trip for babies or small kids; four of them threw up from the rough ride. Lots of vomit on the seats. You will see whales, far, far, far away.

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

Thank you for your review. We run hundreds of Whale Watching trips a year and for the most part we have wonderful seas and weather conditions. We also have children and babies all the time on our trips and have experienced that they do handle the trips well. A few suggestions; 1: Take Dramamine or any type of motion sickness... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Had a great experience on the whale watching tour July 4th weekend. We saw seals, pods of dolphins playing in the wake, 2 whales and patches the dolphin. Great for all ages! I would recommend getting there 1/2 hour early to get a good seat. Front of the boat was perfect.

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

April, thank you for the review and joining us on our whale watching. We are glad to hear about you wonderful experience. Please join us again soon. More 

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