Santa Monica Whale Watching

Whale Watching for Santa Monica, California (Located in Long Beach, CA)

Santa Monica is a remarkable, seaside city in Southern California. Conveniently located a few miles from Los Angeles and a short drive to the neighboring attractions all around the area, Santa Monica is a beach city with all of the culture, events and comforts of a much larger metropolis. Whether you live here or are only visiting for a day or a week, you’ll always find a lot to do here, from award-winning dining and top-rated shopping and accommodations to Santa Monica Beach and the attraction-packed Pier.

A range of reasons attracts visitors to Santa Monica for business and pleasure. From the beaches of the Santa Monica Bay to cutting-edge California culture, the quality of life in Santa Monica is apparent and abundant. About 90,000 residents call Santa Monica home, and the beautiful city also welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, all of whom are welcomed into the community for unsurpassed experiences in sightseeing, dining and shopping. One of the most fabulous experiences our visitors enjoy is whale watching on a Harbor Breeze Cruise.

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Photograph by: Tim Hammond

Each Harbor Breeze Cruise whale watching excursion allows you the opportunity to savor the sea breeze on your face and the exhilarating aroma of the ocean. Additionally, you will see enormous whales breaking the surface of the water and maybe even jumping vivaciously into the air. You’ll also likely observe schools of dolphins and sea lions playing with each other and vying with the whales for your attention.

Make your plans now to include one of finest whale watching adventures available in the entire United States while you’re in Santa Monica. For something truly unique and inspirational, a Harbor Breeze Cruises whale watching adventure is an encounter you shouldn’t miss. In fact, we think you’ll love it so much, you’ll want to experience it again and again.

Whale Watching Departure Times:

  • Monday: 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Thursday: 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Friday: 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Saturday: 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Each cruise lasts approximately 2 ½ to 3 hours and departs from Rainbow Harbor at Pier 2. To find out more information or to order tickets please call us at (562) 432.4900 or order your tickets online on the Order Tickets Link below.


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