If you’ve never had the opportunity to go whale watching, now is the time to do it, during your visit to Los Angeles. With 70 miles of coastline directly in the migration path of 20,000 gray whales on their way to Baja California to give birth to their calves, Los Angeles is one of the best places in the world to see these giant mammals in their own environment.
Prime time for whale watching in Los Angeles is December through January for the southern migration, and February through March for the northern migration. Gray Whales generally travel alone or in pods of two or three: at the peak of migration, a dozen or more may be seen together. They cruise slowly near shore waters at a speed of two to six miles per hour.
Most whale watching tours are about three hours long and are narrated by captains who will help you spot the whales as they share interesting facts about them, sealife and the local geography. Whales are not the only form of marine life you will see on a whale watching cruise. Dolphins and porpoises are the travel companions of gray whales. Be sure to bring your camera to capture this once in a life time experience.
Here are some of the best whale watching companies in Los Angeles!
Harbor Breeze Cruises
Harbor Breeze vessels are the newest, most environmentally friendly vessels in the area. Their state of the art, luxury, custom built catamarans with stadium seating offer exceptional viewing. The ultra-quiet, low emission engines means whales and their marine environment are not harmed or disturbed.
Whale watching tours are available daily. Their exceptional tours have no hidden fees. Take a whale watching tour for the adventure of a lifetime!