Long Beach is one giant playground located right in the heart of Southern California. The city hosts to a number of events and serves as a hub for maritime commerce and entertainment. Here you can experience it all from a deep sea adventure at the Aquarium of the Pacific right on the bay and a voyage in time aboard the historic Queen Mary to lively guided tours through downtown and the colorful East Village. Visit the Long Beach Harbor and learn its history, as well as see the beautiful Long Beach skyline, California Sea Lions playing in the harbor, large cargo and container ships from all over the world, and much more.
The Harbor’s Evolution From Mud-Flats To Worldport
In 1542 Portuguese Navigator Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovered a small backwater of mud flats, which he named the “Bay of Smokes.” He could not have dreamed of the transformation his discovery would undergo in the future. It was to become the Port of Los Angeles. Situated 5,000 miles from the UK, 35 miles from Hollywood, and 20 miles from Disneyland, it is now known as “Worldport LA“. With a total of 3,700 land-acres, and the same figure over water, it combines the ports of San Pedro, Wilmington, and Long Beach. Read more here.
Harbor Breeze Cruises
Harbor Breeze Cruises has been providing public Whale Watching, Worldport, and charter cruises for over 18 years. Their experienced Captains provide a comprehensive narration about the characteristics of each cruise. They also offer whale watching tours, private dinner cruises, wedding receptions, company events, and more.
Their double-deck 65 foot, 149 passenger sightseeing vessels are US Coast Guard inspected and certified safe, and are complete with seating, snack bar, lavatories, salon, and plenty of outside viewing room for everyone. Join on one of their Whale Watching cruises and they’ll provide you one of the most exciting and entertaining experiences available.
Narrated Sightseeing Cruises
- Queen Mary/Long Beach Harbor Cruise
- Whale Watching Cruise
- Dolphin and Sea Life Cruise
- Los Angeles Harbor Cruise
- Worldport Cruise
- Memorials at Sea
Situated on Ports O’ Call, the former San Pedro-Terminal Island ferry building now houses the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. It boasts a great collection of models, memorabilia, paintings, and an excellent souvenir shop. Ports O’ Call Village is a wonderful tourist area at the side of the San Pedro Channel with over one hundred restaurants and shops to choose from. The restaurants run the length of the village, with excellent food to suit all tastes.
WHAT: Long Beach Harbor Tours
WHEN: Monday – Friday at 12:30 pm, 1:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 4:45 pm, and Saturday – Sunday from 11:30 am – 6:15 pm, departing every 45mins.
WHERE: Rainbow Harbor | 100 Aquarium Way Dock #2 | Long Beach, CA 90802
CONTACT INFO: (562) 432-4900 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Adults are only $35, Seniors $25, Children under 12 are $18, and Children under 5 ride the boat for FREE
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