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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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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Great experience, need luck and seasick pills

The crew and captain know their waters and will find whatever whales there are, and about a bijion dolphins. The scenery is fantastic. This is a good trip for all, but be sure... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Long Beach, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
36 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The crew and captain know their waters and will find whatever whales there are, and about a bijion dolphins. The scenery is fantastic. This is a good trip for all, but be sure to take seasick pills along for the kids who aren't used to wave motion. Or take plastic bags, because they WILL throw up. Kids get excited, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

35 dollars it is worth it! We saw dolphins, wale and sealions!! Cheap bar on board, restrooms were clean and the staff was wonderfull.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time June 9th. The boat was on time, the crew and support were all friendly, and we saw a couple of blue whales!! We also saw several small pods of common dolphins and one very large pod near the end. There is a snack bar on board and a nice ecologist who informed us along the... More 

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

Hello, we are very glad you got to see the Blue Whales and Dolphins. Thank you for the kind words, hope to have you aboard soon. More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

They billed it as 2-2 1/2, we got 3 hrs! We saw hundreds of dolphins and a few whales as well. We also saved $5 by using our AAA card. Get in line early and try to get a seat in front of boat.

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

Thank you for joining us all the way from Scotland! Please join us again if you're in the area. More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Took the 2.5 hour cruise today and although we didn't see any whales, we seen quite a few dolphins which was cool to see them in their natural habitat rather than in a tank at the likes of Seaworld! Overall, we enjoyed our trip. Must give a mention to Maria for replying to my email questions before our trip over... More 

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

Thank you from choosing whale watching among your activities on your trip to visit the US! We love hearing from people that are doing trip planning research in their home countries. Maria was glad to hear that you appreciated her excellent customer service. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your Memorial Day in Long Beach and have a... More 

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14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

After landing at LAX and picking up our rental car we decided to head first to Long Beach for a whale watching cruise before driving to Anaheim. Google maps clocked the trip from the airport car rental facility at about 30 minutes to the Pier and it was very accurate. We arrived at the Pike parking garage at around 11:20am... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our cruise. Southern California typically lives up to its sunny reputation, but every once in a while there is an exception! We hope that next time you are in the area you consider coming out for more wildlife sightings and that you do take advantage of all that Long Beach has to... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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85 reviews 85 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 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

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

Thank you for your review and we are glad you had such a great time! We take pride in the friendliness of our crew and Aquarium of the Pacific naturalist as well as the cleanliness of our vessels and appreciate you noticing! The coast of Southern California has abundant wildlife and our whale watchers get to experience whales in their... More 

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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Additional Information about Harbor Breeze Whale Watching

Address: Address: 100 Aquarium Way, Dock #2, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone Number: 562 432-4900
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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