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Harbor Breeze Whale Watching

100 Aquarium Way, Dock #2, Long Beach, CA 90802
562 432-4900
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Ranked #1 of 35 activities in Long Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful time on the whale tour. The entire process from buying our Groupon to boarding the boat was incredibly easy. Their customer service is top-notch. The crew was very professional and concerned about safety the entire trip. We were lucky to see a blue whale and her baby. We also saw a group of playful dolphins. I... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This trip was very good. We spotted two Blue whales and saw them blow many times. I captured photos of tail fins as they dove. We then had a questionable immature white shark circle close to the boat twice. I say questionable since the naturalist from the Aquarium of the Pacific and the boat staff thought it might have been... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Wonderful and educational adventure on Whale watching trip. Great cost, especially during the week. Captian Carl and all members of the crew were above and beyond. Naturalist from Aquarium staff very educational and spent extra time with you if you wanted the education. we saw 4 Whales spout during the trip, Dolpins follwed the boat and dived in and out... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We got to see a lot of great wildlife on this cruise and the catamaran was really nice. We sat outside up top and it was great. We got to see tons of dolphins and two fin whales (no blue whales but I wasn't expecting that with the season regardless of their marketing). Make sure you bring a sweater and... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Loved the friendly crew ... but mostly was blown away by getting to see a blue whale. There are no guarantees but even if you don't see a whale the cruise is lovely ... and we also got to see both common dolphins + seals. Fabulous!! :) I didn't get a chance to see the aquarium as well ... but... More

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Billings, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We had been on whale watching trips before and the boats had communication with other whale watching boats so they could locate sea life during the trip. With our past experience, I wasn't prepared to spend 2 and a half hours on the boat and see about 3 dolphins. The boat we were on was very clean and comfortable but... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We went out Memorial Day weekend and saw gray whales, seals and a large group of very playful dolphins. Even without the sealife, the views if the coastline were wonderful. The boat we rode was the Christopher and was very comfortable. The trip out was very breezy and cool, I'd recommend staying below deck in the windowed cabin for that... More

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Paola, Kansas
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

On a very hot Southern California day we went on a whale watching tour and it was very nice and cool out on the water. We didn't see any whales, which was a bummer but we quickly forgot about whales when we were surrounded by so many dolphins! They were so much fun to watch. The crew slowed down for... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Lovely boat, perfectly safe for our baby and two year old (boat safely accommodated our stroller and others). I appreciated the sitting inside option; that area was large and clean with refreshments avail. to purchase. They had an expert from the aquarium on board, which was helpful. We saw three fin whales. Just under 3 hours total. Bathroom facilities were... More

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Bozeman, Montana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I really liked the cruise, specially because we choosed a groupon deal; so with a good price we enjoyed the sea, whales and dolphins!! My son was a bit scared at first; but I bought him a lollipop on deck and he enjoyed the rest of the cruise!!

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