Gray whales: Every year, the California gray whales migrate up and down the western coast of North America from the summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea to the winter grounds of the Baja California lagoons and back. Come see these spectacular and gentle giants for yourself!
Dolphins: We see many types of playful dolphins on the trip including common, Risso’s, and bottle-nosed!
Other marine life including porpoises, sea birds, seals, sea lions, and sea otters are frequently seen on our Los Angeles whale watching cruises.
As with any trip to sea, please wear flat shoes and bring a hat, sunglasses, sun block, and a light jacket or sweatshirt.
Rates & Duration
Adult: $35.00 per person | Children: $15.00 per person
These whale watching trips target the best time for whale watching near Los Angeles, which is during the seasonal migrations of the California gray whales, November through May. On our year-round trips, we’re always on the lookout for the larger pelagic blue and fin whales when their feeding patterns bring them into our lovely Santa Monica Bay!
In addition to chasing these majestic marine mammals, we also usually expect to see sea lions, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and a variety of beautiful and rare seabirds, some of which are never seen near land! Huge sea turtles, darting minke whales, giant mola mola, and sardines and anchovies may be encountered and are especially thrilling when viewed “so close you could almost touch them!” Our Whale Watcher is low to water and open so you can completely walk around the ship.
Great fun for individuals, families, clubs, school outings, church groups, and parties. There is seating both inside and on deck and food and beverage service is aboard.
As with any trip to sea, please wear flat shoes and bring a hat, sunglasses, sunblock, and a light jacket or sweatshirt. Remember ice chests, coolers, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, and firearms may not be brought aboard.
Trips generally run daily with two departures weekends and one or two weekday trips depending on the season.